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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
The other problem is that the "fix" for Leighton is a massive Catch-22. Leighton's problem before was that he would go out to challenge and lacked the athleticism/quickness to get back into position after he left a rebound. So, what do you do... move him back in the net a bit. Problem then is that shooters have a bit better angle, and it doesn't actually solve the rebound problem.
What is it I hear the soccer guys always saying about coaching "there's no substitute for quality"? You can coach around certain kinds of suck, but really you're just just relocating the burden on the defense.

Just as a side note, his problem was bigger than a lack of athleticism (though that was there), he completely lost the net whenever he ventured outside of his crease. Knowing where the net is behind you is second nature to every competitive goalie by the time they're in juniors. How does this happen as a professional. One would think it impossible to remain employed with out correcting that.

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