Keep Your Focus on What's Important


I recently read Kevin Woodley's article on NHL.com about Buffalo Sabres goalie Chad Johnson and his relationship with new goalie coach, Andrew Allen. One of Johnson's comments really stood out to me: "Over the years, I have learned this is my job and I need to stand up and say, 'I know you're the goalie coach but …,'" Johnson said, pausing. "I just wish I had in the past said, 'I am not doing this,' maybe taken a little more responsibility on my own." Woodley's article took me back a few years ago when I met a recently retired professional goalie while working at a summer camp in Ottawa. I never watched this goalie play because most of his career was spent in Europe. Naturally, I was curious, so I asked what type of goalie he was.