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InGoal Magazine primer for NHL on XM Satellite listeners

Judging by the flood of traffic to the website after today’s interview with The Point show on NHL Home Ice on XM Satellite Radio, we may have a fair number of newcomers to InGoal Magazine today.

So with that in mind, we have put together a quick primer with some of the regular features you can find here at InGoal, a website (and coming soon, print edition) created by goaltenders and for goaltenders:

– First and foremost given it only runs for another two weeks, be sure to check out out Custom Mask and Paint Contest for your chance to win a mask from legendary craftsman Gary Warwick of The Warwick Company, and your own professional paint job from Erich Ferguson of Resurrection Custom Painting. Warwick makes the masks worn by Ryan Miller, Marty Turco and countless others, while Ferguson has painted for Chris Mason, Andrew Raycroft and Tomas Vokoun, so this truly is a dream prize for any goaltender.

– Ask A Pro. This is the chance for InGoal Magazine readers to have their questions asked of top NHL goaltenders like Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, who talked about hydration, heroes and the secrets to sharp skates in this week’s answers. We’ve also given our readers the chance to ask questions of Martin Brodeur, Niklas Backstrom, Alex Auld, Antero Niittymaki and Cam Ward, with St. Louis standout Jaroslav Halak up next. All you have to do to submit a question is sign up for our free weekly newsletter, which also give you advance access to these interviews and other offers and features on InGoalMag.com.

– In-depth interviews and analysis. Seeing a trend on television and at the rink is one thing, but InGoal will take you behind the scenes to see if what you’re observing is really what the goalies and their coaches are trying to do, asking questions about technique and tactics that you won’t read anywhere else. From the style changes made by Luongo and Cory Schneider under new Canucks goalie coach Roland Melanson, to how imitation caused problems for Jason LaBarbera in Los Angeles and Vancouver, or how a year in Russia made Edmonton’s Martin Gerber a better goalie.

There are also feature stories, like what Chicago coach Stephane Waite thinks is behind the increase in European goaltenders in the NHL as InGoal Magazine strives to provide a unique, goalie-specific take on the trends and techniques being used by the game’s top goalies.

– Unique training and technique tips. Whether it’s goalie-specific advice from regular contributor Maria Mountain, like today’s post on how important it is to stretch after you play. We’ve also just started working with NHL and AHL goalies to deliver a new segment called Pro Tips, like this one from former first-round draft pick Al Montoya on backside butterfly recovery, and plans are in the works to deliver even more weekly teaching tools from some of the top goalie coaches and schools in the country.

– And because goalies would all be dead without masks, InGoal founder David Hutchison has secured a pipeline to the top painters in the world, ensuring new masks are featured promptly, sometimes (like this latest Miikka Kiprusoff lid) even before the goalies themselves get a final look. We’ll also be taking a closer look at the custom features NHL goalies add to their gear, plus unique insights into the latest and best set ups in the NHL, like the debut of the amazing retro gear worn by Los Angeles No.1 Jonathan Quick.

So there it is, InGoal Magazine’s online edition in a nutshell. Check back soon for announcements on the first print edition, and we hope you enjoy this unique goaltending website in the meantime.

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  1. Nick H.

    Congrats on building such a terrific site with a wealth of info … you’ve come a long way! 😉