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23 Intently Staring Goalies

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Protecting goalies now to pay more later?

First, I’d like to apologize to the Edmonton and Dallas goalies. I obviously jinxed the bunch of them last week. Temporality doesn’t imply causality, but whoa….

Speaking of temporality, the cause d’jour is now whether the NHL should better protect their goalies. Actually, that’s protecting their goalies from hits by other players. That’s a different issue from protecting goalies from pucks hitting them in under protected or inappropriately re-engineered on-the-fly equipment. That should be looked at, and I hope once the GMs finish up with the player hits, they’ll take another look at how they can reduce other goaltender injuries.

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Don’t leave that goalie on the shelf!

Tim Thomas is on the cover of this month’s Improper Bostonian. Trim Thomas’ story, and how he ended up playing for too long in the minors and in Europe, make an interesting point about how goalies are selected and developed (or ignored) in the NHL:

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Toronto—Is Reimer the Real Deal?

We’ve headed to the portion of the preseason where the teams have sent down the kids to the OHL, and the "professional tryouts" are starting to look worried. Time to look in on some training camps and see how the goaltending situation is working out.

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