Pro-Drills: Rob Tallas and the “Greenfield drill”
Rob Tallas calls it the “Greenfield drill” and his Florida Panthers goalies typically do it 2-3 times a month.
Tallas said he named after long-time Florida student Matt Greenfield, who recently finished his fourth season at the University of Calgary, because he helped Tallas demonstrate and develop it after it was inspired watching a broken play in the slot against the Washington Capitals.
It’s a pretty straightforward drill, but one with several components and teaching components, something quickly discovered when watching Tallas introduced it with a couple of CHL goalies at the NET360 Goalie Camp in Kelowna in 2018. In fact, we already shared one of the takeaways from that session as part of the Paddle Down defense with James Reimer article in March.
Before we dig into one of the other teaching points that emerged that day, let’s take a quick look at a couple of reps featuring Liam Hughes, who was with the Seattle Thunderbirds at the time and is now with the Winnipeg Ice, and Dawson Weatherill, then of the Spokane Chiefs:
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