The Carey Price Discussion Thread
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04-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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Actually Melanson was trying to keep Price off his knees, make him more of a stand-up goalie.
Loungo WAS a butterfly goalie in Florida and a few years in Vancouver, now I don't know wtf he is.
Melanson and Alaire are the 2 worst goaltending coaches in the league. They try to force their style onto their goalies instead of trying to improve what they know already.
I don't believe this is true. Price has always been a butterfly goalie and I don't think Melanson either enforced or tried to change this. What I remember hearing is that he wanted Carey to use his size advantage to stay deeper in his net rather than challenge shooters as aggressively as some goalies.
I don't agree with that approach, but considering the numbers that Huet, Price, and Halak posted under him, along with the success of Vancouver's goalies, it's hard to say he's terrible at his job.
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