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Bruins happy that Carey Price’s ‘Essensaing’ gives them open nets

The last few dinosaurs of the stand-up goaltending technique--30-something-and-up goalies like myself--fondly remember goaltenders like Bob Essensa as pioneeers, and as cautionary reminders that relying on the same technique all the time was nothing less than dangerous.

In an era when goaltenders stayed on their feet until shots came their way, Essensa offered a unique alternative to trying to look OVER your opponents when screened. Instead of poking his head over traffic, he'd crouch down to the point that his entire torso and head were parallel to his thighs, looking through players' elbows and even around their butts to find the puck.

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Video- Meet Dougie Hamilton’s Parents

Andi Petrillo of Hockey Night in Canada with a nice feature on the parents of Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton last night.

 

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