Nothing leads to detailed breakdowns of a goaltender’s style, tendencies and yes, even equipment, like a long run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Sergei Bobrovsky is no exception.
With Bobrovsky on an epic heater while leading the Florida Panthers to the Stanley Cup Final, a lot of that focus has been on his blocker, and how a unique stick grip, or shoulder, impacts it.
Henrik Lundqvist did a much-lauded breakdown on TNT:
.@HLundqvist breaking down Bob's unique style and why he's playing at the top of his game right now ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/AonvksrXXh— NHLonTNT (@NHL_On_TNT) May 18, 2023
Bobrovsky explained his sloped shoulder, how low he holds it on that paddle, and how that improves his blocker coverage with InGoal Magazine during his final season in Columbus.
Become a Member to Read the Full Article
We're working hard to bring you the best exclusive goaltending content whether you play goal, you are a coach, a parent of a goaltender, or a fan of the greatest position in sports.
All InGoal Premium members enjoy an ad-free experience.
Already a member?
Let's talk goaltending!
We welcome your contribution to the comments on this and all articles at InGoal. We ask that you keep it positive and appropriate for all - this is a community of goaltenders and we're here for each other! See our comment policy for more information.
Wound up with a couple of Bob sticks a few years back & improved my blocker side, butterfly seal and stance. Down to my last stick and hoping CCM makes the lower sloped paddle available for retail.