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The shifts that changed the game: The Butterfly

Looking at butterfly goaltending's history and it's impact on the modern and historical game. And I don't even gush about Patrick Roy!

Smuckers Stars on Ice Review

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I saw Smuckers Stars on Ice last Friday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. and I wanted to give a little review of what I thought. I have seen other Stars on Ice shows, but not for years. ...

More on butterfly goalie injuries

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This is a three-week-old link at SI, but it's a goodie. From time to time, I've mused about the long-term damage and hip risk inherent in the butterfly goalie style. SI's David Epstein goes into that further, from Roy to Giguere, mentioning the 20 or so NHL goalies who have had hip surgery from the famous Vail doctor who has operated on so many Islanders. No small issue, this, considering the 15-year deal for you-know-who. The conclusion is that the butterfly is here to stay -- since it works, of course -- but teams need to recognize that their franchise goalies might not be.

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