Our passing is way better this year. I don't know if that is something the coaching staff has taught or if it's the players but I am impressed.
Goaltending is Sean Burke with two points, one being that he has Bryz standing tall like many have mentioned but I think something that is just as if not more important is that Sean Burke is huge on being prepared and FOCUSED. That was Bryz's main down fall last year IMO. He just didn't seem to be into every game. So far he has looked really focused and solid in net.
It's also part in parcel that the team is playing better in front of him as well. Hockey is definately a team game but if you're goaltending is weak, you don't even have a chance and then on the other hand if your goaltending is solid but your defense is weak then eventually the goaly will break down from frustration. The whole team is playing great defense right now...lets keep it going cuz this is awesome!