Collin Delia is coming off his first season with the Vancouver Canucks, one filled with changes to his game that took time — and a lot of work — to became instinctual, a process he talked about recently in specific detail in his second appearance on the InGoal Radio Podcast.

After recording that interview, Delia also took some time to review video from this past season, breaking down his decision-making process for Pro Reads. This is the first of many.


We’ll kick things off with a simple screen sequence off a defensive zone draw against the Carolina Hurricanes, which also gave us a chance to talk about the tall, narrow stance Delia added to his game this season when the puck is out on the perimeter.

Welcome to the NHL, where single player screens are pretty routine and the reality is goalies are more often asked to manage layered screens with multiple players. With everything Delia is trying to see through at this point, including 6-foot-7 defenseman Tyler Myers, what do you make of his approach in terms of the tall stance and depth at the edge of the crease?

As much as the focus is finding this puck at the point, do you see any other threats?


Because screens at the NHL level are also dynamic and often moving to try and get the goalie to move around to maintain sightlines, watch the video with the same questions in mind:

Did you identify the Sebastian Aho deflection as a dangerous pass option before seeing it?

Any thoughts on how Delia managed that situation, positive or negative?


Now let’s check in with him to see how he read and managed this layered screen:

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