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09-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mess View Post
A goalie development coach, is focused on development, not acceleration up the ranks.

Mentoring of a young goalie, extends beyond teaching the fundamentals of the position, and Allaire is not on the bench during a game being able to provide any support outside of practices.

Putting players in positions to succeed, builds confidence and is critical for future development, while putting them in positions to fail is detrimental to the process. The goalie position is not sheltered like other positions are at the NHL level for youth to develop, in non/low pressure support roles.

Allaire is not the one calling the shots where they play, only involved in coaching them how to play. But he is smart enough to recognize he will get the criticism for others personnel decisions.
So, I think I get it, "play the kids" does NOT apply to goalies, just everybody else.

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