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Goaltending consultant Allaire parts ways with Maple Leafs

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TSN.ca Staff
9/17/2012 1:27:53 PM
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Francois Allaire has parted ways with the Toronto Maple Leafs, after working three seasons with the club as their goaltending consultant.

"To be honest, I don't think the Leafs need a goalie coach," Allaire told The National Post on Monday.

"I think they have enough of them. They have two or three guys who were making decisions with the goalies. In the NHL, that's not the way it works. If that's the way they want to operate, then I'm not there."

Prior to joining the Maple Leafs, Allaire spent 12 seasons as the Anaheim Ducks and 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens as goaltending consultant.
          
Allaire has worked extensively with goaltenders for over 20 years, helping develop players like Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Patrick Roy into elite NHL netminders.

With Allaire, Giguere backstopped Anaheim to the 2007 Stanley Cup championship and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the 2003 Playoff MVP.
          
He also spent 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens organization, helping the club win the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993, working with netminder Patrick Roy beginning in 1984-85 until 1995-96. During that period, Roy won two Conn Symthe Trophies, four William Jennings Trophies, three Vezina Trophies and was named to the league's end of season All-Star Team five times. Roy also appeared in six NHL All-Star Games in that span.

Giguere consoles Reimer (Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)
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