Re: Need help. I'm not a goalie coach!!!
While I can't speak for the technical aspects of a goalie, as a shooter I would always rather face a positionally sound goalie than a reactionary goalie. I guess what I am saying, is that I find it easier to find and exploit holes in a goalie that knows the game than it is to find holes and exploit them in a athletically superior goalie. While you can't teach athleticism, you can build ability with strength and conditioning, even if you don't know a thing about being between the pipes.
Case in point: Dominik Hasek. While he knew the game, much of his success came from recovering/reacting to spots he shouldn't be in. Being athletic gave him that advantage over a technically superior goalie.
Just a thought from the other side.
Ron Sardina #89
SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 1995-1999
Founding member of ECRHA