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    Simmons UL9
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    Warrior Ritual G2
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    Bauer Pro Ultra LE (Goalie Monkey)
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    Pro's Choice
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    Bauer Reactor 9000
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    Bauer One80
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  1. fairly certain thats a now defunct Eddy in fact - looks like the one straight off the how its made show on goalie masks i saw moons ago
  2. i agree - bad form on both parties. mrazek definitely embellished once he felt contact (which might have cost him more than the punch). my issue is a slash ain't a slash if you don't make contact. kind of like if i tree falls in the woods and nobody's around - does it make a sound?
  3. what looked to be the bigger potential issue on Mrazek was bouncing off the ice. for sure the penalty for "intent to slash" was garbage.
  4. Also - completely agree that goals like Pat Kane's (and Pat Kane in general) are BS. Shootout attempts should be a replication of an in-game scenario. To my other point - guy is fighting for position in front of the net while goaltender is in the butterfly and swings around making solid contact with the goaltender's head. If that was a skater - it'd be called every time (unless the ref misses it) but rarely if ever do you see it called on a goalie. Double standard.
  5. Disclaimer: in a general sense - I'm fine with the play/ability to pull this off. I think it fits within the framework of the game/rule set. I don't think you can "ban" it just based on the fact it could lead to damage if a stick went through the cage - if that was the case you'd have to say "all sticks must be in contact with the ice at all times lest you spear or highstick or whatever an opposing player". Just the same for skaters - you can bring your stick up but if you make contact to the head/face be in intentional or inadvertent - it's a penalty (and in this instance - the goal would be waved off). I'm also not saying we call mask shots to the mask a penalty. I'm not talking absolutes or delving into the ridiculous here folks. The game has always been - if you are reckless with your stick and make contact in the head/face area (blood or not) it's a penalty. This particular instance should be no different (even though Rittich wasn't really any worse for wear... unless of course a stick blade went through his cateye). The only difference here I see is that - being a goalie - he was more concerned with making a stop than throwing his head back and embellishing to get a call. Overall it boils down to risk/reward - yeah, I think I can pull this off without highsticking someone sooo... I'll give it a whirl. If I don't pull it off (or do something against the rules in doing so (like carry it in from the blue line)) then I live with the consequences.
  6. A little off topic but to me it looks like he clips Rittich in the lid with his stick on the stuff - why isn't that high sticking? Seems there's a double standard on skaters versus goalies on stick contact. I'm not saying it needs to go down a rabbit hole like it has with players where dudes are diving on any stick to body contact (which I can't imagine you'd see much of since you need to keep battling to find pucks) or that incidental contact swinging at a loose puck in the air should be called necessarily but I've definitely seen egregious slashes on netminders called. I am in favor of calling anything that involves recklessly wielding ones stick (particularly if its in someone's grill). For that matter - even incidental contact to the head is called for players. In this instance (or if I'm seeing it wrong an instance similar to what I'm describing) - why wouldn't it be a minor for high sticking?
  7. Pro's Choice also offers a snap-on variation in either white or black. I've had my oldest PC since 2008 and the straps show no sign of fraying or losing elasticity. Happy hunting. https://progoaliemask.com/quick-snap/
  8. I'm in much the same boat as you - smallish (5'-6") and like a pad that moves and flexes with me. I had a pair of Vaughn 7700's (V3 Carey Price graphic) that I loved and tried a lot of replacements (TPS R8, Battram, Vaughn V5, Bauer Reactor 6000, Reebok XLT and probably others I'm forgetting aside from checking out almost everything from soup to nuts (Warrior, Brian's, etc.) you can find in store) before happily settling on some UL9's from Simmons. They are the only thing that comes close to replicating the soft boot break of pads from yesteryear as far as I'm concerned (which is the most critical component in getting a pad to feel like its really on your leg in my opinion). Double bonus? They are generally cheaper (since you were looking for something "affordable"). Hope that helps. Happy hunting.
  9. dstew29 - pretty sure that one is a promask https://www.promask.com/en/ seem to recall them being branded as Reebok in Europe early on Ertl35 - based on the top of the cage, shape and the obvious full layer of kevlar from the visible frayed edge - i'm going to guess a promasque that's been repadded on the inside to lose the air bladder (definitely not a Warwick or Coveted) http://promasque.com/index2.htm that's my best stab (disclaimer - i don't own one so i might not be the subject matter expert) - if not that my next guess would be some weird one-off
  10. moons ago there were mens leagues to be played at the tam-o-shanter (which is technically in sylvania, oh jjjust west of toledo). theres a couple sheets of ice there so id look into that. if not there theres a sunday night mens league at adrian college in adrian, mi where ive subbed on occasion. that ones a pretty mixed bag - anywhere from tripods to former college players (the school has a pretty solid team). depending on where you are in toledo - adrian might be as close as 30 minutes away. good luck!
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