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Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:59 pm
by Cornuck
...as a goaltending consultant... :?

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=642167

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:50 pm
by Tciso
Cornuck wrote:...as a goaltending consultant... :?

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=642167
Damn near had a heart attack until I read the consultant part. As a side note, is the new CBA contemplating replacing the puck with a beach ball? If not, I fear the 5-hole.

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:00 pm
by rats19
lack could show clouts how to stop a puck...suup here anyways???

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:14 pm
by ukcanuck
Luongo leaves Clouts returns...
Even in jest it's not funny

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:15 pm
by Strangelove
Dan Cloutier was once a core player for your Vancouver Canucks...

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:19 pm
by ukcanuck
Strangelove wrote:Dan Cloutier was once a core player for your Vancouver Canucks...
Haunted by the spectre of braindead burke...:(

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:49 pm
by Southern_Canuck
What happened to Melanson?

Wow, forgive me if I doubt a hothead like Cloutier ever paid attention to the finer points of modern goaltending...



S_C

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:19 pm
by Hank
Maybe Clouts will revolutionize goaltender performance with his innovative training techniques like mma striking, anger mis-management and beachball exercises to sharpen the reflexes.

I suppose it could have been worse... they could have hired Felix Potvin to "consult".

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:45 pm
by Todd Bersnoozi
I would of liked to see Captain Kirk here as a goaltending coach, but I think he's working for Dallas or something. But then again maybe Mclean's stand up approach might not be best in this era.

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:50 pm
by the Dogsalmon
i just soiled my pants...a little...

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:31 pm
by FAN
I think this is a good signing and good for the Canucks for bringing Cloutier back into the fold. You can tell he really appreciated the fans here when he attended Naslund's jersey retirement ceremony. Hopefully, Clouts has hit the books a bit and learned more about the goaltending position. There are a lot of goaltending coaches who weren't elite goaltenders in the NHL. Corey Hirsch seems to be doing fine as a goaltending coach.

Cloutier will bring another set of eyes and he'll probably be the guy to travel around and check in on our prospects, scout a little bit, review game tapes, and be in communication with our prospects on a day to day/game to game basis. I think Cloutier is based in Ontario now and he can speak French so he's conveniently located. Maybe Gillis saw a little bit of him in Cloutier. Former first round pick... high expectations... played in the NHL... didn't exactly meet expectations... career cut short by injuries. Fans might think of Cloutier as a bit of a joke, but he does have a lot of experience he can share with the kids.

Edit: Apparently he worked as a goaltending consultant for the Barrie Colts last year. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/h ... le4567996/

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:00 pm
by Meds
Clouts will be fine. He's not a coach, he's a consultant. Big difference. He'll be paid for his opinion and "evaluations".

He was a good goaltender for Vancouver. He let in one disasterous goal during the playoffs and his confidence eroded. It worsened with each and every injury, and since he never really got to come back from that Lidstrom floater thanks to injuries, well he never got to shake the cobwebs out of his head for more than a handful of games before he was sidelined again. Enter the goaltending shuffle at the end of the Crawford/Burke/Nonis era and then Louie showed up. After that he was off to LA with Crow again. He struggled there in part due to confidence and time away from the game and also, according to him at the time, trying to adjust to the fact that LA management insisted he wear a modern mask instead of his preferred cage and helmet.

He is more than savvy enough to be observing our goaltenders and other goaltenders and pointing out weaknesses in their game at which point the goaltending COACH can address any issues that need fixing.

Always loved Clouts. A total battler.

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:34 pm
by FAN
Cloutier got injured at the worst times. He was actually playing great in the series against Calgary and I thought it was the year he shakes off his reputation for bad playoffs and then he blew out his knee. Another problem is that every time Cloutier got injured it took him a long-time to get back to form. And then when he gets into form he gets injured again. In the end, the injuries piled up and it was sad the way Cloutier's career ended the way it did.

Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:43 pm
by 5thhorseman
How can you not love this guy!


Re: Dan Cloutier signs with the Canucks

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:29 am
by Fred
At the State of the franchise evening he was on the ice with Melanson working with the golaie prospects, kind of made you wonder when he would join the ranks