For Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer, getting better during the offseason isn't only about working with new coaches. It's about learning from fellow NHL goalies. James Reimer Net360Reimer was one of six professional goaltenders who took part in the second annual NET360 camp near his summer home in Kelowna, British Columbia, in August. The group also included Vezina Trophy finalist Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild and Thomas Greiss of the New York Islanders, as well as prospects Laurent Brossoit of the Edmonton Oilers, Chris Driedger of the Ottawa Senators and Nathan Lieuwen of the Buffalo Sabres. "What I like about it is the dynamic of getting a whole bunch of really good goalies and just trying to figure out what they do and how they play," Reimer told "On the ice you can go through a drill and see how he takes on different plays and then talk to him if you want and talk to a bunch of different goalie coaches about it too and have a bit of a roundtable. You have an open mind to new ideas." 11866300_872857966132570_5566649661993426081_nThe group was led on the ice by three goaltending coaches. Ryan Cyr, who studied under and worked with Columbus Blue Jackets goalie coach Ian Clark and is now president of the Goaltending Development Institute (GDI) in Winnipeg, was back for a second year to lead new Philadelphia Flyers goalie development coach Brady Robinson and James Jensen, a California-based coach. "It's like a goalie think tank," said Ray Petkau, a Manitoba-based agent who worked with trainer Adam Francilia to start NET360 camps, which also include mentoring for 12 junior and minor hockey goalies, and a focus on proper training, physiotherapy and nutrition. Reimer tweaked his game based on some of that back-and-forth with his puck-stopping peers at the NET360 camp last year, pointing to the addition of the reverse-VH (vertical-horizontal) as a new post-play tactic for sharp-angle attacks as one example of change. Reimer used to rely almost exclusively on the traditional VH, with the short-side pad lined vertically up against the post and the back pad flat on the ice horizontally. So it helped to be able to watch and talk to other goalies as he worked through reverse-VH, with the lead pad on the ice against the post and the back leg off the ice and used to drive the body into the post and steer rotation and movement off it. "You get to see five different goalies, how they do it, when they use it, when they go down into it, and what their thought process is when the play is going on," Reimer said. "Glove placement, how to lean over into the post, stuff like that. That's one big thing I have learned." For the full article Click Here