New York Islanders Daily: Thomas Greiss Works With Old Goalie Coach
The New York Islanders have Thomas Greiss under contract for two more years. This summer, he worked with his old goalie coach hoping to return back to form.
Last year, the New York Islanders goalie tandem of Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss was one of the worst if not the worst duo’s in the league. For Greiss, he had a .892 save percentage and a goals against average of 3.82.
It was tough for him to get any kind of consistency going and he ended up being flat-out bad for the 2017-2018 season.
Greiss is trying to change that as he worked with his old goalie coach this offseason. Adam Francilia has helped many goalies in his day, and Greiss is the latest to seek his guidance to improve.
"“He’s a specimen,” Francilia said of the Islander. “Huge legs. Huge calves. Ridiculous flexibility for that muscle. He’s got the ability to generate power. What we worked on was how to stop that power when necessary, so he can change direction and stay on top of the puck.”"
Francilia was speaking very highly of his client. The Islanders don’t need Thomas Greiss to start 50 games like he did two years ago, they just need him to be productive in the 25 games or so that he does play.
If he gives you something like a .912 save percentage and a 2.75 goals against average as a backup you take it and run with it. All your asking is for him to give you a chance to win when he plays, something he didn’t do last year.
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