Since the start of the 2010-11 season, a plague of Vertical-Horizontal Stance (VHS) mistakes has unleashed hell on goaltenders of all ages and levels. I have witnessed way too many fails and blunders with this technique, and I have done my best to preach smart decision-making when it comes to the execution of the VHS save selection.
I felt so left out on Monday. Not a single goalie – not even an AHL prospect – was traded all day long. I was up at six o’clock in the morning, only to sit on my butt with nothing to analyze, nothing to say, nothing to do. So instead of this being the final piece of my four-part series on goalies at the trade deadline, I’ve decided to stay on the topic of Blackhawks goaltending, since their team was (and still is) in dire need of an upgrade.