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shooter27 last won the day on December 26 2020

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    CCM Pro Tacks Pro Stock
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    Easton Stealth S9 Pro
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  1. Another question from a non-goaltender. We all have seen how popular the RVH has become and we've also all heard the debate about its usage given the fact that it has created opportunities for high short-side or bank shot goals that we never would've seen back in the days when goalies stood upright against the post. To me, those goals are bad goals and they are the result of faulty usage of the technique. But, I've seen comments from multiple NHL goalies saying that those goals are "not on us." So my question is this: Does the advantage gained from the RVH - namely the ability to push across and react to the cross-ice pass better - outweigh the risk associated with opening up those short-side opportunities? As a non-goalie my gut says no. It seems to me that whatever advantage you gain from being in the RVH vs. standing up against the post (or using the basic VH) will save fewer goals than you'll let up on those short-side shots - especially when accounting for how deflating those goals against are to the team. That being said, I'm totally open to hearing from the goalies here as to why I'm wrong on the topic.
  2. Weird question for everyone. I heard someone talking about Flex Potvin on a podcast recently and it reminded me that when he first came into the league he held his glove in an odd way. When he first game in he held his glove with the palm facing up towards the ceiling, sometimes even back towards himself (see the pictures below). Anyone know why he did this? Or if there were any advantages of that?
  3. Yeah, I’ve been looking too. Closest I found are these https://www.greatsaves.org/product-page/skate-lace-eliminators anyone have experience with those?
  4. Any idea where to find those these days? I've been looking for a new pair for years. The 55flex website doesn't exist any longer.
  5. They didn’t use the redline for offsides (2 line) passes. Still not sure how they judged icing though.
  6. Over the years seeing older games on YouTube and such I’ve noticed some weird ice markings/rules in various leagues/competitions and I was hoping to start a thread that might be able to answer the rationale behind some of them. For instance, I recently came across the 1978 NCAA championship game between BC and BU and noticed that there was no red line painted on the ice (it was on the boards, however). Does anyone know what the story was here and why there was no red line on the ice? Was icing called from the defensive blue line or something? Just extremely confusing to see. ΩWhile we’re at it, also noticed that the game only had 2 officials. Anyone know when the NCAA went to 3 officials?
  7. That makes sense. Though I would’ve thought that, given their visor product, helmets would’ve been the logical extension if they wanted to have their name visible on something. Especially since back then helmets were cheaper than gloves (that fact blows my mind given what we know about head injuries today). Just always seemed odd to me to go to gloves from visors.
  8. I was always curious what Oakley’s strategy with those gloves was. They had visors, but they didn’t do hardgoods in any other sport so it just seemed odd to target hockey. There were a fair number of NHL guys that wore them (I’m guessing paid). Maybe someone on here who was in the business at that time knows.
  9. I’d second re-trying the contacts. I began wearing them as a kid and it changed my vision both on and off the ice. However, barring that, before contacts I had a pair of goggles (not rec specs) that weren’t enclosed on the sides like rec specs are. Essentially the front of them sat on the bridge of the nose like normal glasses and then there were plastic d-rings that linked back to a strap around the head. So it was basically glasses without side stems, plus the strap. I found those never fogged because of the extra ventilation, whereas the rec specs of the day (we’re talking early 90s) ALWAYS fogged. I tried to find a picture of them online but couldn’t.
  10. I’m a 33” waist but I’m 6’3”. Can I adjust the medium to be long enough or should I go with a large?
  11. Look at the way they talk about LaFontaine in his bio on the site. “Valor was inspired by HOF…” (emphasis mine). That tells you all you need to know about his level of involvement. My guess is their target market is actually scared parents that will force their kids to wear the helmet because I can’t see any independent adult actively choosing to wear that thing.
  12. Nice work. I’m curious what your total cost of materials was vs. what it would cost to buy something similar retail.
  13. There used to be a commercial lace extender product called 55 Flex. I believe they are out of business but maybe you can find old stock online somewhere.
  14. Weren’t those specifically marketed for kids and only in kids sizes?
  15. Wasn’t there an extension for the top of sticks that was angled for “better handling” at one point? Also think there was one where the handle flexed at the top of the stick. It may have been curved.
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