The Canadian Press- TorontoOne thing they may discuss down the line is having goalies change ends for overtime -- leaving teams a long way from their bench when they're in their own zone. A number of odd-man rushes were created when the change was made during the afternoon session."It really opens the game up," said Dave King, an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes who is helping out at the c
The relationship between a goaltender and a goalie coach is more than just about finding ways to stop the puck. The off-ice part of the relationship is every bit as important as what happens on the ice."I think it's really important you have a good relationship so you can talk about everything," Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne told NHL.com. "Sometimes it's not always about hockey. If something is on
The foundation to any goaltenders game is their capability to move with speed and power around their crease. The foundation to ones physiology is built upon how well one maintains their body through fitness and by eating properly.Proper nutrition habits are key to maintaining a stable weight and staying healthy. As the game has evolved, the signature saying that goaltenders are the ones that are "
"I know how to do it but I just can't right now" or "I usually do it right but now it's not working!" Both of these statements are used on a constant bases by hockey players as they progress through a skill or as they get back on the ice after taking time off.Two things happen when taking time off. One, previously learned skills have lost their perfected touch, and two, one's cognitive response to
Planning for the upcoming season?Want to have your goaltenders set to keep your team in each game all season long?If your looking for training that will get your goalies on that "hot-streak" then look no further!GDI Prairies offers Association and Team goaltender development packages.As we know, the position of goal is critical to team success and, in most cases, provides the greatest single input
CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran goaltender Marty Turco, a move that means Stanley Cup hero Antti Niemi is gone.General manager Stan Bowman says the team expects "immediate" contributions from the 34-year-old Turco, who's played in the NHL for 10 seasons, all with Dallas. He is a three-time all-star.Niemi helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup this pa
Opening up the month of August, GDI Prairies is in Regina instructing ADV2 and HP3 camps from the 2nd-6th.Designed for a progression of skill levels, these camps are vital to the long-term growth of a goaltender. Advanced and High-Performance progressions are provided this year in Regina.The Advanced progression drives home the fundamental skills necessary for more sophisticated development. Each