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In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, Fichaud shares insights into an NHL career that started as a first round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 1994 NHL Draft and ended a decade later playing for his hometown Montreal Canadiens. Fichaud played during an era of rapid evolution in the position and talks about all the changes he faced, from equipment to technique to what it really means to be a pro. It’s a fascinating look from a goalie who was caught without a goalie coach for much of it — he describes how playing partner Artus Irbe became the default coach in Carolina at one point — but saw others improving rapidly around the league.
Fichaud also talks about the changes in gear, why “just stand up” isn’t really an answer for sharp angle attacks, the evolution of paddle down that followed, and shares great insights into today’s games and stars from his observations working as an analyst for TVA Sports in Montreal.
All that, plus another trip to The Hockey Shop where Cam and Woody provide a deeper look at the new Bauer Hyperlite glove and blocker.