Re: Why Goal Scoring Is Down
posted at 5/7/2012 8:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Why Goal Scoring Is Down
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Why Goal Scoring Is Down : Kel. Do your pads have that much overhang above the knee? One thing I'll say to you, because you'll comprehend it a little better. Isn't it funny how the "players" get to increase their protection, their shot & puck control to gain an advantage, but "goalies" are considered cheaters, or babies when they want to do something to help them do their job better. Nothing drives me to my short trip to crazy than people who have double standards.
Posted by nitemare-38[/QUOTE]
I wear 34 + 2 Vaughn Velocity 3..I also wear the Vaughn knee wraps. I took out the thigh boards, and when the puck sneaks through If I didnt have the thigh wraps the pain is undescribable. It's basically puck on knee cap.. I know we sound like babies, i get it, but if you look at a players shin pads, shoulder pads and pants from 20 years ago and from players today, they are double in size and a much harder plastic..Now I have the same glove as Tuuka and what price wore last year, the Vaughn Epic 8800..However if you look at mine and theirs they are totally different. Their gloves have mods (modifications) and have much more palm protection...
Now, if we put goalies in the gear Doug Keans used to wear would their be more goals? Of course, If we put players in the gear Larry Robinson wore, would they be blocking as many shots? Not in a million years...Your not going to change the equipment goalies or players wear today, won't happen..Now if the game went back to the late 80's in terms of style, not only would their be more goals but it would be more entertaining...
That said, goaltenders today are 10 times the better athlete than the goalies of yesterday, with a few exceptions...No other position has evolved like a goalie in hockey. Remember all those goals Cam Neely scored barrelling down the right wing and ripping a slapper from just inside the blue line? A back up high school goalie steers that into the corner with ease today...So the position and the equipment evolving at the same time proabably hasnt helped matters.