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Watching old games during the corona virus shutdown, my kids would laugh at the appearance of old goalies from the day.

Looking at these guys now - you too have to shake your head and say "This dude was an NHL goalie?".

Here are some gems:

Don Edwards:

Don Edwards (1985-86) | Hockey goalie, Toronto maple leafs, Toronto maple

Looks like when my kids would play house league and they would take turns playing goalie.

Bob Suave too:

Chicago Blackhawks goaltending history : Bob Sauve

"Coach said it's my turn today"

Gump Worsley:

Gump Worsley Minnesota North Stars Autographed 8x10 Photo - NHL Auctions

"Mom. grandpa wants to play goalie again. Make him stop."

 

Robbie Moore:

Player Robbie Moore of the Philadelphia Flyers And Player Robbie... News  Photo - Getty Images

He's 5' 5". Think about that. My son's PW goalie is about that tall. Yet, NHL player with serious gear swag.

 

TT:

Tim Thomas - Tim Thomas Photos - Florida Panthers v New York Islanders -  Zimbio

The question isn't what is Tim Thomas wearing... it's what isn't he wearing. Dude tried every gear out there while in the NHL. Every beer league goalies dream.

 

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3 minutes ago, MTH said:

Tim Thomas - Tim Thomas Photos - Florida Panthers v New York Islanders -  Zimbio

The question isn't what is Tim Thomas wearing... it's what isn't he wearing. Dude tried every gear out there while in the NHL. Every beer league goalies dream.

 

TT was the embodiment of a Beer League goalie playing it in the big leagues. Next closest would be Khudobin.

Khudobin just needs to adopt the mix matched gear

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29 minutes ago, dualshowman said:

In every photo I have seen, I swear that Don Edwards was 100% committed to looking like he's stepping on the ice for the first time. Film or video, though, he gets the benefit of the doubt, but boy does he look helpless in still-frame. 

Maybe it’s because he has zero clearance for his pads. They come down around his skates and almost touch the ice on either side. 

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The Flyers for a time let Kenny Rogers play goal for them. He was really, really good.

Bernie Parent Death Fact Check, Birthday & Age | Dead or Kicking

Funny thing is that Bernie Parent now looks like Kenny did the past decade or so.

 

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There is a common thread here with guys wearing the Jofa 252 lid...

5 of the absolute dustiest NHL goalie styles since 2000 - Article - Bardown

This picture is from an article online about the "dustiest NHL goalies". Kids today and their fancy gear. This duster led his team to the cup finals.

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Hasek in the day wore tiny gear and looked like another guy who just threw some pads on and jumped on the pond..

Hasek outlasts Brodeur, Buffalo Sabres win in fourth overtime - Die By The  Blade

When he was with the Blackhawks...

DOMINIK HASEK 1992-93 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS in 2020 | Blackhawks hockey,  Chicago blackhawks hockey, Hockey

Dominik Hasek CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS 8 X 10 COLOR PHOTO hoc

His Cooper and Brian's gear game was STRONG in the day...

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12 hours ago, MTH said:

Hasek in the day wore tiny gear and looked like another guy who just threw some pads on and jumped on the pond..

I couldn't imagine that Hasek weighed anymore than 150-155 lb. when he was with the Hawks. He's one of the those guys that made a track suit look like a parachute.

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On 1/5/2021 at 6:08 AM, MTH said:

Andy Brown - last goalie to not wear a mask in the NHL while with the Penguins. Also played in the WHA with a bare face.

Andy Brown | Goalie, Goalie mask, Pittsburgh penguins goalies

 

This is why I am so glad I started in net after masks were mandatory. I can only imagine what kind of strange faces I make as the play goes on or during a save...

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2 hours ago, Colander said:

This is why I am so glad I started in net after masks were mandatory. I can only imagine what kind of strange faces I make as the play goes on or during a save...

Great point. Plus, having to comb your hair after getting your gear on had to be part of the routine.

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4 minutes ago, MTH said:

Great point. Plus, having to comb your hair after getting your gear on had to be part of the routine.

That's why God invented Brylcreem. Anyone under 50 may have to look that one up - unless it has remade a resurgence and is now called a "product"

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