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05-07-2010, 09:32 AM
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I'm all for giving Reese some credit as a solid goalie coach (far better than we are used to), but the praise he is getting is a bit absurd. Do you really think that Marty Biron, a long time veteran starting goaltender is going to change his playing style and get any better because of a coach at his age? It's one thing for Michael Leighton, a younger journeyman to make changes in playing style, because if he doesn't he's out of the league.
We're talking minor tweaks here, not massive changes.
That being said, the real reason we need to maybe not give Reese that much credit is:
1) Our goaltending wasn't that bad the last couple of years guys... somehow this meme has developed that we were getting crappy goaltending/coaching at the position, it's just not true. Biron and Nitty were quite good the last couple of years.
2) Reese was the goalie coach for TB, where they were getting the WORST goaltending in the league under him after Khabi left. Why couldn't he get even average out of the Bolts if he's such a goalie coach genius?
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