Over the weekend, we introduced Premium Members to a two-part drill featuring future Hall of Fame goaltender Roberto Luongo facing a rush chance in the high slot followed by an attack out of the corner from the bottom of the face-off circle with a second forward camped out front.
For Luongo, it was an opportunity to work on timing and save selection: when to simply square up on that second chance and when to maybe use a reverse-VH. As noted in that first article, Luongo went exclusively with a squared-up butterfly when the drills moved to his glove side, in large part because the shooters were all left handed so the puck was higher in the zone.
It’s worth re-visiting that article for the factors Luongo considers in that decision, but we also wanted to share video of then-playing partner James Reimer doing the same drill, but with a different approach. We’ll start with that glove side we finished on with Luongo:
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