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Goaltending the Tretiak Way

October 11, 2011 Goalies No Comments

Goaltending the Tretiak way
By James Baxter
Nov 5, 2001, 19:34



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Well…Excuse Me!

September 28, 2011 Goalies No Comments

Well…Excuse me!
By Mitch Korn
Oct 31, 2001, 16:41


Goalies, like all hockey players, are accountable for their actions. It’s very easy to point the finger at, or to place the blame on, somebody else, when in reality the goalie should be responsible. It is the coach’s job to recognize that there are many circumstances that lead to a goal, and blame should not necessarily be placed on the goaltender. The goaltender, however, has to approach the game in a manner where he feels he can make a significant difference. Not just be there—not just make the routine saves—but to come up big and make a difference.

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How to Choose a Goalie

September 18, 2011 Goalies No Comments

How to choose a goalie
By Mitch Korn
Oct 31, 2001, 15:57


Well, it’s the start of a new season and coaches everywhere are faced with a common dilemma: how to choose a goalie when they themselves know very little about goaltending.

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On Wheels: Rolling in Goal

September 16, 2011 Goalies No Comments

On wheels: Rolling in goal
By Wayne Anderson
Oct 31, 2001, 15:54


This summer I had the pleasure of working with Mike LaZazzera, the national Goaltending Program Director for Huron Roller Hockey school. Now that winter approaches, Mike is back at his other job—goaltending coach for the University of Maine Black Bears. At Maine, Mike has tutored and worked with standout goaltenders Garth Snow and Mike Dunham, the netminding duo for the 1994 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

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We’re No. 2: Life as a Backup Goalie

August 22, 2011 Goalies 2 Comments

We’re No. 2! 
Life as a backup goalie

By Bob Cunningham
Oct 30, 2001, 07:54

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Stopping the Low One

August 17, 2011 Goalies No Comments

Stopping the low one
By Mitch Korn
Oct 30, 2001, 07:18


There is always a lot of debate about the best way to stop the puck down low. Should it be a skate save or a half-butterfly? In my view, there is no single right answer. A lot depends on the circumstances and the individual strengths of the goalie. And while the goal stick should always be involved no matter which choice you make, both approaches are valid.

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Playing angles: Part 1

March 13, 2011 Goalies, Hockey Tips No Comments

By Mitch Korn
Every coach, parent and goaltender talks about “cutting down the angle,” but I doubt very much that they all understand the intricacies of the process.

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Stopping the breakaway

March 6, 2011 Goalies No Comments

By Mitch Korn

Learn to discern a real move from a fake.

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