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    Goalies

    "I'm not going to talk to them because I'm afraid to mess them up."


    Mine may be a one-off post and, alas, it's the men's game that generated this article, but this unique species (aka "keepers") comes up periodically on the forum and perhaps it deserves its own little niche.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/s...sa-hockey.html

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    Re: Goalies

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    "I'm not going to talk to them because I'm afraid to mess them up."


    Mine may be a one-off post and, alas, it's the men's game that generated this article, but this unique species (aka "keepers") comes up periodically on the forum and perhaps it deserves its own little niche.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/s...sa-hockey.html
    It is long past time goalies got coaching. Just saw video of Tretiak a few days ago. The guy was a wizard and undoubtedly the best of his era and for some time after. But I don't think what he was doing would work today. Better training makes better goalies.

    Years ago the local paper did a story about Gump Worsley & there was an analogy that stuck with me. "Imagine if at your job anytime something went wrong, whether it was your fault or not, a red flashing light went on behind you, a horn sounded and 18,000 booed you."

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    Re: Goalies

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtime's . . . View Post
    "I'm not going to talk to them because I'm afraid to mess them up."


    Mine may be a one-off post and, alas, it's the men's game that generated this article, but this unique species (aka "keepers") comes up periodically on the forum and perhaps it deserves its own little niche.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/s...sa-hockey.html
    Interesting article. I wonder if part of the problem is that school's just don't want to pay coaches who would only be coaching 2 or 3 players. Whenever I would see an article about a team's goalie coach it would usually have the title "volunteer" before his name (see Gopher's Andy Kent).

    In watching the 2 Gopher games this weekend it brought to mind a disturbing trend I've noticed with their goalies . In recent years they've started out as brilliant goaltenders as freshman (see Kangas, Wilcox and Schierhorn) but by the time they were juniors or seniors they were either replaced in net by their backups or their SP and GAA have just continued to climb.

    Goalies are an enigma.
    Last edited by bluffrinkrat; 12-30-2018 at 02:12 AM. Reason: Maybe it was best Travis Weber only played 2 years.
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    Re: Goalies

    Quote Originally Posted by bluffrinkrat View Post
    Interesting article. I wonder if part of the problem is that school's just don't want to pay coaches who would only be coaching 2 or 3 players. Whenever I would see an article about a team's goalie coach it would usually have the title "volunteer" before his name (see Gopher's Andy Kent).
    It isn't that no one wants to pay someone to coach just 2-3 players. It's that NCAA rules only allow for three paid coaches. In order to have a full time, paid goalie coach, Minnesota would have to fire either Joel Johnson or Bethany Brausen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Eeyore View Post
    It isn't that no one wants to pay someone to coach just 2-3 players. It's that NCAA rules only allow for three paid coaches. In order to have a full time, paid goalie coach, Minnesota would have to fire either Joel Johnson or Bethany Brausen.
    So the answer is when Bethany Brausen gets a head coaching job someplace to hire a former Gopher goalie as a coach? When I was in high school the Health and later the Biology teacher coached hockey. So more specifically to the article maybe high schools need to hire more former goalies as teachers who can also coach.
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