One of the best parts of getting to be on the ice with NHL-level goalies and goaltending coaches at the annual NET360 Goalie Camp put together by Alpha Hockey Agency and trainer Adam Francilia is the chance watch them dial in on the details that matter at the highest level.
A couple of those fine details are the focal point in this warm-up skating drill led by Richard Bachman, who spent parts of eight seasons in the NHL with the Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, and is now the goaltending development coach for the Minnesota Wild. Long-time InGoal Premium Members will probably remember Pro Tips with Carey Price and Carter Hart sharing the importance of crease movement patterns to their success in the past, but as Bachman reminds us, it’s not just about doing them, it’s doing them right.
In this case, the importance of skate placement becomes a discussion point with Vancouver Giants prospect Matthew Hutchison, who was one of four junior goalies at NET360. More specifically, it’s the inside skate placement when on the post that Bachman addresses in this video:
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