(Goalie coach) Reggie Lemelin fired!
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06-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
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I'm not saying Lemelin was anything special, but I don't see anything egregious going on with our goaltending either. I don't think you're going to turn too many goalies into good puckhandlers by the time they're at the professional level, especially when you're talking about guys usually much further along in their career than straight out of juniors here. You're either comfortable with going out there and playing the puck or your not at that point.
As to the decisions out of the crease...I have a hard time believing that falls all on the goalie coach either. It isn't as if the behind the net decisions of our D are without regular failures. We just have sucked as a team in moving the puck around our zone and out.
More than the natural or developed puck handling ability, or lack thereof, what bothers me most is that think that they are better than they are... Ultimately they often screw up... The decisions to handle the puck or leave it for their D-man, or give it to them, is even more bothersome to me than the behind the net decisions.
I believe the instructional part comes into having the goalies playing within their limits... I am not looking into better puck handling as much as I'm annoyed by when and how they choose to do it. Call it a pet peeve of mine, if you will... but I cringe when Marty leaves the net to play the puck. There have been some nasty bad plays the last couple years.
I just feel that the Flyers can do better than Reggie... I'm willing to give whomever Homer & Co. chooses/chose a chance.
And yes, they have to improve getting the puck out from deep... which to me is a job spanning all the coaches.
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