InGoal Radio Feature Interview: St. Louis Blues Jake Allen

Once again we bring our Members an early release of a coming feature interview for InGoal Radio.


 
Every time the St. Louis Blues come through Vancouver it is an exciting time for InGoal Magazine because it means a chance to catch up with Jake Allen.
 
Allen is a true student of the position, and passionate about so many of the aspects of playing it that unite goalies from pee wee to pro, so when he agreed to follow up a length video review session we did for Pro Reads in March with another lengthy interview this week for the InGoal Radio Podcast, we knew it would result in some great insights and the veteran Blues goaltender did not disappoint. 
 
Allen shared insights on everything from his recent experience with virtual reality as a cognitive training tool, to winning the Stanley Cup with his boyhood goalie coach Dave Alexander, to how he approached the shift to the backup role that preceded it — and how he’s excelled in that role this season, including how to handle the parts of practice that aren’t goalie friendly — and even how to train on synthetic ice when you can’t get on a real sheet, something he does in his native New Brunswick every summer, including now during the NHL pause. This interview with Allen is loaded with takeaways that every goalie can benefit from, so we wanted to bring it to our InGoal Premium Members as soon as we could, and well ahead of its public debut on Episode 72 of the InGoal Radio Podcast next week. Enjoy.

The feature interviews on InGoal Premium are only available to our Members. Generally, you will be able to hear them in our public podcast feed, available on all major providers, the week following their release here.  Occasionally, as with this interview with Mathieu Garon, we publish the video of the interview as well. We invite you to become a member to enjoy these early releases and all our other Premium content.

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