RichMan Posted November 2, 2018 Share Posted November 2, 2018 As my brain (or the little hamster as I like to refer to) churns away with countless thoughts, ideas and observations, I got to wondering if a goalie's success at the elite level could be measured or responsible in part to their choice of gear? Clearly talent and skills development, good foundation and mental acuity are the building blocks on which these individuals have excelled upon. But I dare ask, can there be a direct correlation between what you wear and how you perform? For example, of say the top 10 goalies in the league, how many wear traditional skates vs cowling-less ones and does that affect they movement or skating or playing the puck ability? Is wearing a flat faced no breaks pad demonstrates better rebound control compared to more softer traditional looking pads? We witnessed lately how a change in c/a can affect their GAA. If you were to put these 10 goalies in the exact same set-up (properly sized of course), would they all perform equally? Would some get better from using something different and would some falter for an inability to adapt? Without a doubt, what you (they) wear might have a direct affect on overall performance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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