Why NHL Goalies Play Like They Do

December 5th, 2009 by marie-Chantal Leblanc Leave a reply »

Whether a goalie wins one, loses one or is simply talked about, we often go right back to the source, and that source is the coach. Take a moment to think of this, do you think of the coach because he made the choice of the starting goaltender or because he is the reason the goaltender is playing the way he is.

Why do some coaches change their starting goaltender when, the game before the goaltender had a good game?

Why is it that when a "No. 1" goaltender comes back from an injury, the "No. 2 goalie," who has been their starter for the past weeks or even months, who has been playing great and winning games, has to now give the spotlight to their "No. 1" goaltender?

There are many similar questions that must be running threw your minds right now.

For example; a couple years ago after the leafs acquired goaltender Vesa Toskala to be backup for Andrew Raycroft, Andrew Raycroft started to lose some games so they put Vesa between the pipes. When it was time to put Andrew back in, ...

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