Tough times for Sharks goalie coach
From an excellent story by David Pollack in today's San Jose Mercury News:
"They had me not living through the night three different times," said Strelow, 72. "It was pretty touch and go."A good reason to keep an eye on the Sharks and cheer on their Stanley Cup pursuit.
But now Strelow is taking part in his first training camp in four years. And although his health problems have limited his mobility — Strelow uses a motorized scooter on the ice, for example — they have not damaged what goaltender Evgeni Nabokov calls his 'gifted eye.'
As Pollack notes, Strelow has quite the history, including stints with the 1980 U.S. Miracle on Ice team and as the goaltending coach for guys like Pete Peeters and Clint Malarchuk with the Washington Capitals in the 1980s.