GHP 077: The Evolution of NHL Goaltending w/ 30 Year NHL Coaching Veteran Jim Corsi from the Columbus Blue Jackets

GHP 077: The Evolution of NHL Goaltending w/ 30 Year NHL Coaching Veteran Jim Corsi from the Columbus Blue Jackets

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the Goalie Hacks Podcast, and today on the show I have another stellar guest lined up today, former pro standout turned 30 year NHL coaching veteran, what a pleasure it is today to welcome Jim Corsi the current Goalie development coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Cleveland Lake Monsters – Jim Corsi.

We discuss about hardest part about making the shift from lower levels or Pro to a step away from the NHL. Dive into the details of the work it takes to be considered for the championships and awards won. Most valuable skill that kids should start learning that is essential for their success and transferrable to Pro Hockey. Three to four pillars coaching, and Goaltending philosophy is based upon and their importance. Advice to kids looking to have a long and successful career in NHL or Pro Hockey. Area or approach that the Goaltending philosophy has pivoted towards in recent times.

Show Highlights

  • Struggles faced while transitioning to University Hockey in Canada in the 1970s.
  • Hardest part about making the shift from lower levels or pro to a step away from the NHL.
  • Surprises faced at NHL when compared the other levels played.
  • Dive into the details of the work it takes to be considered for the championships and awards won.
  • Advice to young goaltenders who are looking to accomplish feats and win awards.
  • Most valuable skill that kids should start learning that is essential for their success and transferrable to Pro Hockey.
  • Biggest adversity faced in playing career and overcoming it.
  • Three to four pillars coaching, and Goaltending philosophy is based upon and their importance.
  • Most important and common characteristics that Goalies who find immediate success possess.
  • Typical struggles faced by Goalies who face a hard time transitioning to NHL.
  • Advice to kids looking to have a long and successful career in NHL or Pro Hockey.
  • Two best Goalies Jim has worked with in Buffalo and St. Louis and that one skill that set them apart from the rest.
  • Area or approach that the Goaltending philosophy has pivoted towards in recent times.

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