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2 hours ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

My concern is it sounds like that Melanson hasn't worked much with Miller, and Markstrom isn't really a fan. It seems certain players love him (Lack), and others like Luongo doesn't seem to work with him. 

 

The Vancouver Scuttlebutt (Province) says that the Canucks are trying to get Bill Ranford from LA. But he has another year on his contract. 

Apparently Price didn't seem to click with him that well either despite the results. I think Melanson preferred to work with Halak at the time.

 

If he does have an abrasive personality, it might be best for Demko to not work with him. Getting Ranford would make sense considering his work with Jonathon Quick.

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Just now, DeNiro said:

Apparently Price didn't seem to click with him that well either despite the results. I think Melanson preferred to work with Halak at the time.

 

If he does have an abrasive personality, it might be best for Demko to not work with him. Getting Ranford would make sense considering his work with Jonathon Quick.

I was hoping you would weigh in on this topic Bobby.  (Alf likes that name.). Are there any other goalie coaches available if we don't get Ranford?  

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3 minutes ago, Alflives said:

I was hoping you would weigh in on this topic Bobby.  (Alf likes that name.). Are there any other goalie coaches available if we don't get Ranford?  

I believe Francois Allaire's contract is up after this season. He would be the top guy out there.

 

His track record speaks for itself.

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43 minutes ago, SvenBae said:

Those who have struggled know best what it takes to succeed. Naturals who have only known success are terrible teachers.

Cloutier battled every step of his career. Injury, adversity, occasional awful team in front... yet he also tasted some measure of success thereafter as well.

 

Passionate and knows what it takes. That's the type of guy who you want.

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I thought Rollie was the guy that helped Miller improve his game by being better positionally and not straying from the net too much.

 

Anyways, I suspect that TO overpays him to join their club.

 

Whatever the case, the Canucks still have Clouts, who appears to be doing a good job with Marks.  Maybe they don't need 2 goalie coaches.

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14 minutes ago, brownky said:

Cloutier battled every step of his career. Injury, adversity, occasional awful team in front... yet he also tasted some measure of success thereafter as well.

 

Passionate and knows what it takes. That's the type of guy who you want.

And, as a bonus: (1) he knew a few organizations and (2), he played when the equipment was close to what they'll be playing with in a year or two.

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23 minutes ago, gameburn said:

Cloutier was tough.  In an era when fighting was more common, lol, no one took on Clouts if they could avoid it.  And all that equipment?  Like a tank.

Exactly! That's what made me absolutely love him when I first started watching hockey in 2001. He wouldn't let ANYONE crash his net or get in his face. He made opposing players afraid to get too close.

 

It was absolutely nothing like how goalies play today. If a goalie gets crashed they pander off to the side and shake it off and hope their team's meathead goes and hugs the guy who did it for a few seconds. Total pusscake move. If a well known goalie today went totally berzerk on somebody who crashed their net they'd get suspended (which is garbage). But it would be worth it to show the league that they're not going to put up with any Chris Kreider BS.  

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1 hour ago, SedinMadness said:

nothing typical about it... just the facts baby!. clouts did pretty good in the regular season but struggled like most in the playoffs.

He has the worst playoff save percentage in history. I wish Cloutier was no where near our team.

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34 minutes ago, ButcherG said:

He has the worst playoff save percentage in history. I wish Cloutier was no where near our team.

What does that have anything to do with being a goalie coach?

 

This statement is completely idiotic.

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1 hour ago, TheLastStandingCloutierFan said:

Exactly! That's what made me absolutely love him when I first started watching hockey in 2001. He wouldn't let ANYONE crash his net or get in his face. He made opposing players afraid to get too close.

 

It was absolutely nothing like how goalies play today. If a goalie gets crashed they pander off to the side and shake it off and hope their team's meathead goes and hugs the guy who did it for a few seconds. Total pusscake move. If a well known goalie today went totally berzerk on somebody who crashed their net they'd get suspended (which is garbage). But it would be worth it to show the league that they're not going to put up with any Chris Kreider BS.  

I'd forgotten about how bad the net crashing was back then.  Clouts didn't rely on the stick or the blocker only to express himself, he'd take the gloves off.  They really don't make them like that anymore.

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