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Archive for June 2nd, 2011

More NHL 12 Goalie Stuff

So ever since the first blurbs about the upcoming NHL 12  feature additions hit the internet my EASHL club has scrambling to see if our concerns will be addressed and what the new changes might mean to the way we currently play the game.  My right winger brought some information to me that merits repeating.

Goalie V-H Technique – what does V-H stand for? Well I’m glad you asked.  It stands for vertical-horizontal.  It is a technique used by goalies similar to the hug post.  Goalie V-H is something you see many NHL goalies do throughout the game but something we’ve been missing in the title.  The purpose of this technique is to put goalies in better position for passes behind the goal line and also allows for them to more easily push off the post into butterfly.  How does this affect your goalie in NHL 12? From the goalie V-H, you will be able to make saves, poke check, and cover the puck.  You will also be able to push off the post from this stance and right into butterfly or into the desperation saves.  Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ozman51

June 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Posted in Hockey, NHL, Video Games

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Text From Pens Only Dumps Fuel on the Fire

The Penguins have a magnificent text message notification system for their fans, truly.  If you haven’t signed up for it you should.  Apart from being texted every final score you also get trade and signing notifications as well as other pertinent updates.  However receiving a update today meant one of a very few things was going on.  Either there was a signing or something was up within the organization.  There was no draft to update and free agency doesn’t begin for another 28 days.    This is what bliped up on my phone a short time ago:

PENS ALERT: Sidney Crosby met with Dr. Collins and is set to start his summer off-ice workout program. Read more:  Stop 2end Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ozman51

June 2, 2011 at 4:10 PM

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