I love going to lecture as long as Scrivens is teaching .
That said... Way to go Professor! He deserves to be tenured. Go #54 !!!
The Professor is ****ing on fire. Looking good so far.
Gotta love Darryl Sutter. If you remember it took him forever to give Quick props on a regular basis. Quick had to win the Cup and the Smythe first.
On Scrivens’ clutch saves:
You know what? I’m not jumping on Ben Scrivens’ wagon here, right? There are nights where we’ve only gotten a point and we’ve given up eight or nine shots, so he should be fresh.
Give the prof his props!
15. A stick tap to Hockey Night colleague Kevin Weekes on this one. The Los Angeles Kings made a couple of subtle changes to Ben Scrivens' style after getting him from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Scrivens went to California in August to meet with goalie coach Bill Ranford and Kim Dillabaugh, who is in charge of goalie development (he also works for the WHL Kelowna Rockets). The two men worked with Scrivens to alter both the elbow and hand position on his catching arm.
16. Scrivens' glove hand was a source of controversy in Toronto (isn't everything a controversy there?) because he held it in a claw-like manner. "The first step for Bill and I is to ask why Ben plays the position the way he does, his philosophy and reasons for doing things," Dillabaugh said Tuesday. "I don't think there are two goaltenders who hold the glove identically. We wanted to allow Ben to be better able to react effectively with his hand. His elbow was elevated ... We brought it down and put his hands out a little more in front of body."
17. The tinkering certainly has helped. With Jonathan Quick injured, Scrivens is flourishing. His 1.44-goals against average and .947 save percentage are very impressive. But Dillabaugh refuses to let he and Ranford take too much credit. "Ben's a tremendous student of the game, thoughtful and detailed," he said. "He understood what we were looking to do, worked hard and made it to become habit for him ... He really did a good job of taking what we asked him to do and applying it."
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at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
I think the only area where I notice a dramatic difference is in shoot-outs. Quick excels at shoot outs and Scrivens does not. Otherwise I've been thrilled with Ben's level of play in relief.