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InGoal Radio Episode 254
with Pavel Francouz

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Episode 254 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features recently retired Stanley Cup-winning goalie Pavel Francouz.

In the feature interview presented by NHL Sense Arena, Francouz explains the knee injury and thought process that led to his retirement after missing all season with the Colorado Avalanche, then walks us through his unique path from the Czech Republic to the KHL and finally to the NHL with the Avalanche. It was a windy path, with plenty of twists, turns and tough decisions along the way, including the choice to come to North America despite lucrative KHL offers and having to totally rebuild key parts of his game once he arrived. But it paid off with a Stanley Cup in 2022, which he also talks about, and a career .919 save percentage in the NHL.

The interview is loaded with great insights into the mindset, technical and tactical evolution of goalie who came over late but quickly gained many admirers among NHL goalie coaches.

In our Parents Segment, presented by the Stop It Goaltending U app, we talk about whether your young goalie should play other sports in the summer, with plenty of NHL goalie examples.

All that, plus a trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports to look at a new Warrior G7 line.