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Listening to Los Angeles Kings goalie Matt Villalta talk on the InGoal Radio Podcast last week about working with Jonathan Quick and some of the post-play details he was trying to add to his own game reminded us of seeing Sergei Bobrovsky doing similar work last season.
The two-time Vezina Trophy winner was out late after a game-day skate working with Florida Panthers goalie coach Rob Tallas on his movements into, around, and off his posts using reverse-VH. It was the kind of fine-tuning and detailed movement work we’ve seen countless times with NHL goalies, the type that too often gets overlooked at youth levels in favor of more complicated drills, and as an added bonus we got to talk to Bobrovsky about it after.
First, let’s take a look at video from the tail end of that on-ice session:
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Can’t this dull your skate blade really quickly?
It definitely could – but Bob is using rubber post protectors so he should be safe.