Video: Korn Teaches a Few Tricks to Former Cap
It’s always interesting to see one of the most respected coaches in the game at work. When you get to see a new take on some plays we have all made routinely a different way, so much the better.
Washington goalie coach Mitch Korn spent some time working with former Caps goalie Brent Johnson in this video. You’ll see him employing the medicine ball he uses with his goaltenders to train their skating movements, he shows a different way to stop a shot most of us (including Johnson) would have routinely tried to blocker or catch in the past. Today as goaltenders are taught to be conservative in their movements and to not chase pucks that would otherwise go wide, this technique is a different take on a similar concept. Here Korn asks Johnson not to chase with his gloves but to employ a smaller body movement that won’t risk opening holes on shots close by.
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