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The next lesson of the Goalies

although It is not yet quite half-time in the qualification. But Reto Berras season is already in three phases. Phase 3, the current, it is mainly for Fun. "It's cool, we have self-confidence", says the Goalie. No Wonder.

he went to November on Saturday to the end, had won Fribourg eight of their last ten games, only Davos was able to keep up with this Pace, the two Teams meet on Friday night. The Bündner get to the top, while Gottéron is only classified just above the Playoff line, has to do with the different season launches.

It is Phase 2: The first six games, with five defeats and only eight goals scored, they were a kind of Déjà-vu for Berra. Last season had received Gottéron is the third least goals against and the playoffs will still be missed, because it scored too little goals. It Berras had been the first year in Freiburg, Germany. After his return from North America he had stressed that a Goalie auslerne never. The lesson after one and a half years Gottéron loud deal with it: "in order to lose despite a solid performance."

nobody laughs more

The turning point at the time, outside of Freiburg, something belächelter change of coach brought from game 7. Mark French had to go, head of sports, Christian Dubé took over in the Doppelamt, since it goes upward. For him, myself, have changed virtually nothing, says Berra: "A change of coach means more for the field players a bit. Then, when the lines re-set, ice-ages to be re-distributed." However, Berra saw: "the Team of the exchange gave a Kick. We play since then, liberated, and constant."

Constance, this word Berra selects a number of occasions: "it makes the difference between good and very good. Each professional can play well, but the constancy of it." Gottéron has conceded this season, only four Times by more than three goals only once more than four, and 4:9 in the case of the Lakers, in the midst of the best Phase after five Wins in a row.

From the railway this Kant defeat threw the team, there is a further three victories in four Games followed. "Our self-confidence was big," says Berra. The team did this 4:of 9, second only to the game icon into the "trash" is thrown and forward looking: "the key is always how you react to such a game."

Who has a clue, who doesn't...

the dismissals of head coaches has seen Berra in his colourful career in Switzerland (previously GCK/ZSC, Davos, tiger, train, Biel) and North America (4 NHL and 5 AHL Teams) rarely, changing goalie coach, however, again and again. "This is because I've played in so many Teams," he says, laughing. He got used to it.

While a lot of goalies like to have consistency on this Position, says Berra like this: "I have my style, I am only working on the Details, not to changes. Goalie coaches that have a clue know what it is about."

The same is true for David Aebischer, his prominent goalie coach in Freiburg, extended on Monday its contract with Gottéron until 2023. "We understand us well, you realize that we had way similar career." But it is equally true that "no Matter who your goalie coach in the game, you're alone on the ice."

Alone. This is recently Berras Motto in contract negotiations, he has ended the cooperation with his agent, Andre Rufener, and no substitute is involved. And so to Phase 1, which took place before game 1. That Berras contained a four-year contract with Gottéron in the summer of 2020, a two-sided resolution option, also aroused at the competition desires.

His former club, Biel, attracted in August, with a good deal. "Of course that appealed to me," says Berra. "I had a good time, and Biel is currently successful." An even better counter-offer Gottérons that binds him now until 2024, convinced him, however: "It was also about continuity, I had to recently change so often in the Clubs, I didn't want to rein in again. Also were factors."

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Created: 06.12.2019, 05:42 PM

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