Allaire has spent three more decades training goalkeeper and raised other stars, such as Jean-Sebastien Giguer.
Now the famous guru is doing good, at the age of 57 he decided to retire.
As the owner of the three rings for the Stanley Cup winner and also the first goal coach to be talked about in connection with the Hall of Fame. “It should be there,” thinks Giguere.
Only the debate that Allaire might end up being one of the best choices of ice hockey suggests his contribution to the goalie craft. Francophone Canadian has always changed the concept of perhaps the most important and crucial position in ice hockey. Most of the goalies in the 1980s stood catching, trying to stop the pucks by digging skates.Allaire had a different method – he wanted his fists to fall into a chink, and the concretes, laid in the shape of butterfly wings, covered the discs.
Just a little like the stars of the seventies Glenn Hall or Tony Esposito. And that’s a lot better.
“That’s when 70 percent of the ice went down,” Roy explained, explaining why Allair was developing the technique called “butterfly.”
I succeeded and showed that the style works, “thinks the man who, at the turn of the century, was pushing Dominik Hašek for both individual and collective trophies. They stood against each other, among other things, at the Nagano Olympics.
But the Butterfly did not just work to reflect the puffs flying on the ground.Allair’s rendition has been transformed into a nightmare of the shooters, a “bulletproof” technique. Its flawless execution, coupled with fast moving, perfectly sharp skates, and gears at the edge of the rules, was able to cover the bullets to the upper half of the goal.
Of course, assuming the goalie was big enough. And Roy, Giguere, James Reimer, and Semjon Varlamov were.
Thanks to Allair’s advice, over the decades, they have earned respect in their field, ranked among the absolute top.Someone for years, somebody for a shorter time.
Allaire inspired hundreds, thousands of goalkeepers, which he did not direct. “Everyone in the NHL draws on what Frankie has been spreading,” Giguere says of the current goalscorers.
A lot of them grew up watching Roye and his precisely polished movements between the three Montreal and Colorado rods. They wanted to be like him, copying the elegant maneuvers of the mercury sovereign. They went to Allair’s camps, as promising apprentices were inspired directly by an acclaimed master.
Allair’s career has just ended in Colorado this year.
A few years ago he met Roy.Perhaps the best goalkeeper in the history of the NHL has long been a career, trying to break through as a head coach and inviting his old friend to help.
Allaire did not meet at the same address not only with Roy but with still active Giguer, who initially helped start a career in 2000, and seven years later they rejoiced in Stanley Cup’s profits.
As the first in Avalanche, Giguere ended up in an applause of crowded stands as an escort of an old friend of Teemu Selänne, then resigned Roy and now Allaire is leaving.
After 32 years, during which his “butterfly” broke across the ice hockey world and became the cornerstone of the upcoming goalie.The link is so unimaginable that Allair’s place in the Hall of Fame will probably not be denied.