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Goalies
GOALIES: Tracking the puck behind the net can be difficult. In the first clip you will see Roberto Luongo lose track of the puck but he troubleshoots very well by remaining calm and decisively turning his head back and driving his eyes down to the ice to find the puck. In the second clip we...
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GOALIES: Simply put your whole team is better off if they are playing in the offensive zone! In both of these clips Lundquist and Bishop utilize a nice flat pass that is very big to help their team begin going towards the offensive zone. Too often goalies think they need to make 150 foot pass...
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GOALIES: We have to remember it’s our zone and we need to know what’s happening when the puck is in the zone. Martin Jones utilizes 5+ shoulders check to know where players are away from the puck in these 20 seconds of zonetime. By being this aware he is able to be more patient and...
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GOALIES: Momentum is a highly debated topic when it comes to goaltending in today’s game. Here are two examples of Tristan Jarry using some very slow momentum a.k.a. “a drift”. This drift allows Jarry to stay on angle while not sacrificing too much depth on both plays. The drift also prevents him from being caught...
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GOALIES: The number of times we need to slide in a game are very few. If we are going to slide then this example of Marc Andre Fleury meets the criteria.  Fleury does a great job of being patient an honoring F1 the puck carrier. Then the puck gets moved across the middle of the...
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GOALIES: If you are looking for one clip that has it all, here it is! Sergei Bobrovsky displays excellent alertness twice in this clip. First, he is ready for the opportunity to handle the puck on the close rim. He takes care of his zone by being ready for the turnover. Then he displays his...
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GOALIES: Let’s take a look at Fredrick Anderson’s recovery decisions in these two clips. Anderson chooses to get up to his feet as soon as he can. Even though he is a bigger goalie, he knows that being on his feet gives him the most options. We need to make sure that we are engaged...
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COACHES: Give me a goalie with HOCKEY SENSE & SKATING ABILITY over one described as “ATHLETIC” or “ACROBATIC” any day of the week. This clip is a perfect example. Holtby makes these backdoor saves look easy w/ his sense & skating. Most goalies would have to make “acrobatic” save.
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COACHES: One of the hardest saves for a goalie to make is a pass from below the goalline into the slot. Why? They need to have awareness behind them & in front…no easy task. Part of the reason we see many teams play behind the net & have guy in soft area. Great examples here!
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GOALIES: Here are two clips where Sergei Bobrovsky uses his hockey sense and skating ability to square up and take difficult sequence shots in the chest. Many goalies would rely on “being athletic”. Bobrovsky relies on his skating & smarts…making it look way easier than it was!
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