For those interested in a little more education in the dark arts of goaltending, InGoal Magazine’s Clare Austin has just begun a new series of ‘Goalies 101’ articles.
The first edition, ‘Talking About The Butterfly’, looks at the frequent misuse of the term ‘butterfly’ (which you may have guessed already from the title) whilst also explaining it’s roots, development and deployment in the modern game.
One of the most commonly misused terms is, ironically, one of the most basic of terms: the butterfly. The butterfly is and has always been a tactic – a save selection used to defend against certain kinds of shots and to put a goaltender into a position where a save can be made.
It is not a “style” or a description of a goaltender and hasn’t been in at least a decade. It is a tool that everyone – everyone – uses.
You can find the full article at InGoalMag.com