Mike Rosati's Column

Rosati and Tkaczuk: Player perspectives

Rosati and Tkaczuk: Player perspectives

by Mike Rosati - October 23, 2011 9:40 AM EDT

THN insider columnists Daniel Tkaczuk and Mike Rosati write about how a skater and goalie should think this play through.
By Daniel Tkaczuk and Mike Rosati The game of hockey is quick. Players and goaltenders need to have the skills to correctly read the play, identify their options and execute.


Mike Rosati: For a one-game showdown, Montreal goalie Carey Price is your man

Mike Rosati: For a one-game showdown, Montreal goalie Carey Price is your man

by Mike Rosati - April 20, 2011 4:10 PM EDT

If everything came down to one game this goalie coach would take Montreal's stopper in a heartbeat.
I was sitting at home the other night trying to catch up on all the highlights from the night NHL hockey. At one point, I came across a poll on a national sports network that asked: which NHL goalie would you like to have in net for a one-game, take-all situation? That’s when I turned the television off and started writing.


Mike Rosati's Blog: How a backup goalie stays sharp

Mike Rosati's Blog: How a backup goalie stays sharp

by Mike Rosati - March 26, 2011 9:25 AM EDT

The former pro and current goalie coach looks staying fresh on the bench, how to stop head shots and the a new NHL points systems.
Why is it that Alex Auld can step in to give Carey Price a night off and look like he has played 50 games this season? Why is it that any NHL backup goalie, after sitting on the bench for spans of 10 games or more, is able to spit his gum out, grab his mask and enter a game without looking out of place? The answer is simple: hard work.


Mike Rosati's Blog: How a goalie leads his team

Mike Rosati's Blog: How a goalie leads his team

by Mike Rosati - March 8, 2011 3:09 PM EST

The former Italian national team goalie writes about how a goalie's composure can help a team and cites Grant Fuhr as a great example.
There is so much more to the goaltending position than just stopping pucks. Every move and decision made is based on how quickly that individual is able to process information.


Mike Rosati's Blog: Why goalies are different than other hockey players

Mike Rosati's Blog: Why goalies are different than other hockey players

by Mike Rosati - March 3, 2011 2:38 PM EST

The former Italian national goalie and NHL draft pick explains why it takes a different breed of person to become a goaltender.
You’ve all heard them say it before: “You have to be crazy to be a goalie!” Although I’ve met my share of crazy goalies over the years, that statement continues to grow further from the truth.


Mike Rosati's Blog: The mentality of a successful goalie

Mike Rosati's Blog: The mentality of a successful goalie

by Mike Rosati - February 25, 2011 12:25 PM EST

The 1988 Rangers draft pick and Italian Olympic netminder explains why goalies always have to keep a level head.
Have you ever noticed the reaction of Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff after giving up a weak goal or making the most unbelievable save of the night? It is exactly the same.


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