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Photo by Ben Garvin / Pioneer Press Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper makes a stop in overtime as the Minnesota Wild play the Nashville Predators on Feb. 6 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Wild won 3-2 in overtime.

Quirks of being a NHL goaltender

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All goaltenders are goofy, of course. Maybe not like in the old days when some used to enjoy skating naked during warm-ups. But they’re all still “out there.”


The Wild’s Darcy Kuemper and Ilya Bryzgalov are no exceptions. Kuemper is sort of a happy go lucky goofy, oblivious to most of what is going on around him. He says the playoffs haven’t even crossed his mind.

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