ne of my favorite "parlor tricks" as a goalie coach is to meet with a group of coaches from a particular program, on the ice. I’ll demonstrate a handful of goalie-specific skating techniques, including shuffles and drop steps (also known as a T-push or T-glide). Then I ask the coaches to do the same. Invariably, the coaches struggle, because these movements are far different than a traditional player.
Interestingly enough, oftentimes the better the coach was as a player, the more difficult these movements are, because the traditional edge-work is so ingrained in their muscle memory. And, typically, everyone gets a good laugh.