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If you were anything like us while listening to Scott Wedgewood deliver a detailed breakdown of the evolution of his game and technique on the InGoal Radio Podcast, you were probably screaming in the back of your mind: “Get this guy doing Pro Reads, please!”
Thankfully, the Dallas Stars stopper obliged by sitting down for a video breakdown session and, much like his podcast appearance, it was loaded with valuable insights goalies will love.
Wedgewood’s Pro Reads debut features a power play against one his former teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and a tough decision against Steven Stamkos and his lethal one-timer.
Now watch the save footage and see if your guess was right:
Can you think of any reasons, beyond a lack of time, that Wedgewood would sit back like this with such a talented player receiving the puck in such a dangerous spot in the middle of the ice? Any idea which side Point is most likely to shoot at here? (If you already listened to Wedgewood on the recent podcast, you have an advantage trying to answer that one).
THE PRO READ
Now let’s check in with Wedgewood on both the pass anticipation and depth decision:
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