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December 14, 2018
GOALIES: Cal Peterson does it all in this clip. He starts by fighting to see the puck through traffic and tracks it across bodies down to his foot. He is able to lock on to the rebound as a result of this great tracking. He then demonstrates a great understanding of pushing flat or parallel...
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GOALIES & COACHES: It’s a game of bounces! Linus Ullmark certainly gets a bounce here. However, let’s notice how he does a great job keeping his head over his shoulder watching the puck very well and is able to respond. This clip is posted because developing goalies are generally too afraid to take chances handling...
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GOALIES & “F1s”:  Puck pursuit is mentioned all the time. As goalies we have to be ready for a tenacious player when we handle the puck. Joseph (TBL #7) shows us just this. Corey Schneider’s focus is on the strong side of the ice while Joseph screams down the weak side surprising Schneider when he...
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GOALIES: In any breakaway situation, maintaining a great gap (space between goalie and shooter/puck) is essential. On this penalty shot, Antti Raanta has to deal with a slow entry then multiple angle changes. Raanta perfectly engages a small drift once the shooter enters his lane. The shooter ends up shooting and Raanta is perfectly on...
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By JJ Santagata A year ago I would have been on the other side of this writing a letter about how I appreciate the game more than anything as a player.  Yet after unforeseen events, my playing days ended shorter than I would have liked.  It was heart-wrenching to step away from the game as...
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COACHES: A big teaching point for defense on playing a 2v1 is preaching patience. In these clips from last night the D shade too far or react too quickly to the puck carrier…allowing the offensive player an opportunity to make a play.
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