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06-08-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Medium Rare View Post
I think it depends on the era, you have to remember that goaltending coaches are a relatively new position in hockey, so back when Hartley (also a former goaltender, but not a good one ) and Cloutier began coaching it made sense to have a goaltender coaching the defense because a defenseman's #1 job should be making the goaltenders job as easy as possible and who knows how to help a goaltender more than a goaltender.
The relationship between what a coach was as player and the style he gives to the team has absolutely nothing to do !! As a spectacular exemple look at Vityaz in KHL and Nazarov (former goon) !

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