Episode 155 of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports, features a lengthy interview with Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jean-Sébastien Giguère.
In the feature interview, presented by Sense Arena, Giguère digs into the roots of his 17-year NHL career, from ending up in net as the youngest of five siblings, to being inspired by Patrick Roy at age 7, meeting him and getting a special stick at age 12, and playing for him with the Colorado Avalanche in his final two NHL seasons. Giguère also goes in depth on his relationship with goaltending coach François Allaire, who we agreed should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame, including some of their specific focal points on the ice and with equipment; talks about his challenges with hydration and how it led to playing overtime in the playoffs with an IV catheter still in his arm; what Ilya Bryzgalov was like as a playing partner; and what it’s like now to be a goalie parent, with plenty of advice for others.
Giguère is open and insightful, with great stories and advice for goalies — and parents and goalie coaches — at every level, in this can’t miss interview with a true students of the position.
All that, plus a return trip to The Hockey Shop Source for Sports for some one-on-one advice on how to choose the right paddle length and how it varies on sticks from different manufacturers.