We already had James Reimer do Pro Reads with the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes jersey, and each time he was traded shortly after recording those sessions. So, while it was nice to catch up and review some San Jose Sharks footage, we hope we didn’t jinx it.

Regardless of the jersey, and whether it changes between the time we sit down for these video review sessions and when they run, Reimer remains a favorite in this format, with great insights into developing plays and a willingness to admit when he got something wrong.


Reimer’s latest Pro Read features a 5-on-3 against the Edmonton Oilers, and a keep in at the blue line that quickly turns into a 3-on-1 down low for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins:

Looking at the freeze frame above, can you already anticipate what comes next? What signs are you looking for to make that read? Is Nugent-Hopkins dangerous from there? What about the Oilers forward coming out from behind the net to Reimer’s right?


Watch the save(s) footage and see if your guess was right:

Watching that play out, what do you make of Reimer’s depth decision? Assuming you guessed right and anticipated that Leon Draisaitl one-timer after a cross-ice pass from Nugent-Hopkins, do you think Reimer could have cheated this a little and grabbed more ice?


Let’s check in with Reimer to find out how he saw things, and why he played it this way:p>

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