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Goaltending Development - Swedish Style

07/02/2013 at 11:38am EDT

It has only been a few weeks since the CHL announced the ban on European goalie. At the time I was in Finland instructing and learning how to instruct in their system. Since then a few articles have surfaced discussing the Swedish system of developing goaltenders. The Finns view the Swedes as the country most likely to overtake them as the leading developer of goaltenders.

What is the Swedish Recipe for goaltending development.? The two links below will reveal their secret ingredients.

From InGoalMagazine, Magnus Olsson discusses goaltending in Sweden

From Maria Mountain, 45 minutes of interview with Olsson, which contains more in depth discussion of differences between North American and Swedish systems.

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