Apologies to the regular followers of the news section. A brief holiday took me to a place that was supposed to have a working internet connection, but didn’t. I managed to get on just long enough to post the LaBarbera mask shots, but not to put together a complete news section. Back at home now, here goes with a two day news post.

EPSTEIN: Roy’s famed butterfly technique is now a painful legacy Great article from SI.com that includes some good information on how Allaire and Roy developed the butterfly and on the rash of Hip injuries being attributed the the technique.
CAZENEUVE: The best, worst, nastiest, oddest goalies and more
Marty who? The Flames traded up – with the Devils – to get their pick to take Trevor Kidd. The Devils pick of Brodeur was a surprise to many. 

“He wasn’t really on our radar,” Fletcher said. “And if you went back and looked at the lists of most teams, he wasn’t on their radar either. A lot of people saw him as a second or third-round pick. That was the consensus. It was a very astute pick by the Devils because he wasn’t even rated that high by a substantial number of teams.” Kidd played in 387 NHL games: Brodeur has won 552 himself.

Greatest Hockey Legends.com: In Conversation With Denis Brodeur
Brodeur: Product of the system?

It’s no sin against Brodeur. Ken Hitchcock is making Steve Mason look wonderful in Columbus. Nashville’s goalies all look worse when they leave Barry Trotz. And so it is in New Jersey. Would the Devils have lost any of those Stanley Cups without Marty? Probably. But it says here they’d have still won a Cup with someone else between the pipes in those years.

Catch NHL Network’s two-hour Brodeur special this weekend. READ MORE › | WATCH TRAILER ›

Goalies in the Blogs

Thats So MAF the musings of a Penguins goalie
Lloyd Duhaime’s Ice Hockey Goalie Years: Polar Shift
Carolina Hurricanes – Blog: Prospect Profile: Mike Murphy – 03/20/2009

With his unorthodox style, very little about what goaltender Mike Murphy does in net can be described as textbook or typical of a legitimate NHL prospect. Except stopping nearly everything that comes his way, of course.  “I think if we try to overhaul his game we’re doing him a disservice,” said Tom Barrasso, the Hurricanes’ goaltending coach and director ofgoalie development, who worked with Murphy at this past summer’s rookie and training camps. 

Pittsburgh Penguins – News: Penguins Prospect Chad Johnson
HALAK OR BUST « HEFTER ON THE HABS
Steiner Sports and The Brodeur Picture « The Beckett Blog 
The Bruins Blog » Blog Archive » Rask goes off kicking and screaming 

NHL Goalies

Critical media gets “credit” for Roberto Luongo’s first shutout since November
Soft-goal questions anger Luongo
Leclaire remains invisible in Ottawa
Deslauriers may start tonight for Oilers
Patience pays off for Osgood, teammates 

Game Reports

Brodeur’s historical week continues FULL STORY
VIDEO: Highlights of Brodeur’s 101st Shutout.
Brodeur nears Sawchuk’s shutout record
Luongo slams door on Blues
Luongo strikes back at critics with shutout
Sens drive Habs’ Price from nets
Osgood, Red Wings prove too much for Atlanta

NCAA Goalies

NU Goalie Thiessen Hockey East POY, Among Hobey Baker Finalists
Alaska goalie, coach win league’s top honor – KTVF-TV
Lake Minnetonka Liberty: UMD’s hot goalie stymies Sioux
Stalock leads Duluth to its first WCHA championship game
Goaltending Carries Minnesota-Duluth to WCHA Play-In Game Win  

Other Goaltenders

Goaltending key for Majors as playoffs begin
The Back of the Net: Huskies season wrap up
Goaltender Linden Rowat and Defenseman Colten Teubert Join Reign


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