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09-18-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerkini View Post
Does it really matter? A coach isn't going to come in and turn a mediocre goalie into a stud.
While its true you can't turn chicken feathers into chicken salad, a good coach and strong defensive system can go a long way to supporting a goalie and his personal stats, confidence & team results.

Coach Dave Tippet in Phoenix is a prime example of taking goalie Brzygalov, Smith etc off of the scrap heap on waivers or UFA and turning them into solid NHLers.

Allaire's comments posted earlier referenced Leafs system and poor defensive play as a reason why Leafs consistently finish at the bottom of the league goals against standings, and he gets criticized for it.

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