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WillyGrips13 last won the day on March 10

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About WillyGrips13

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 08/22/1977

Personal Information

  • Location
    Toledo, OH
  • Hometown
    Huntington, NY

Current Equipment

  • Leg Pads
    Don Simmons 586
  • Review:
    Soft and with torsional flex. Works well for me.
  • Glove
    Don Simmons Matrix
  • Review:
    Asked for a baseball-style glove. This achieves that.
  • Blocker
    Don Simmons Matrix
  • Review:
    Bindingless thin board with solid, unobstructive finger protection
  • Chest & Arm Protector
    John Brown 2100
  • Review:
    Solid protection, relatively mobile. Heavier and hotter than modern C/As
  • Pants
    John Brown 2000
  • Review:
    Solid protection and mobile.
  • Mask
  • Review:
    Solid protection. Refurbished once.
  • Stick
    CCM 26” Price
  • Review:
    Deflects and shoots just fine.
  • Skates - Boot
    Graf 750 Goaler Pro
  • Review:
    I like Graf skates. Comfortable.
  • Skate - Cowling
    Graf Cobra
  • Review:
    I prefer traditional protection. I had the inside toe area shaved down for improved attack angle.
  • Skates - Blades
  • Review:
    It’s embedded in the cowling. I like the feel of Graf blades.
  • Knee Pads
  • Review:
    They stay in place, cushion the knees for dropping and protect well from shots.
  • Neck Guard
    Integrated with the Brown
  • Review:
    Mostly ornamental. I would advise a separate throat and clavicle protector.
  • Jock
    Eagle double cup
  • Review:
    The gray one. Protects fine.

Wish List

  • Leg Pads
    John Brown 2100/287

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  1. I was just trying to update my profile and was unable to. The ad bar on the bottom of the screen was blocking the save button. Couldn’t get ad bar to go away even when reporting ad to google. I view this site on my phone. iPhone 7S Plus. Occasionally ad traffic is problematic with viewing on a phone.
  2. Great news. Hope to see more pics of you playing and your gear. Are you still wearing the John Brown gear?
  3. I have no issue with the cost because a niche business generally has higher prices. I think the idea is a cool one. However, it disappoints me that equipment that is still usable or at least presentable for display purposes is being dismantled for source material. I’m a believer that if it’s still usable or can be a nice display piece, it should be saved from the knife. I wish they used only unsalvageable equipment to build from. Or even scraps from when an old piece is refurbished.
  4. Why in the world did Carolina start Mrazek in this series? McElhinney played well to get them past the Islanders. Mrazek is athletic and gifted but he’s unpolished. Way too aggressive and has to make unreal saves because of that aggressiveness. McElhinney is more conservative and in position more often. Unless, of course Carolina realizes the Islanders were god awful at scoring last series and McElhinney’s performance was due to that.
  5. I feel like the Stars v Blues series is the battle of the sloppiest goalies remaining. I’m wondering if Binnington gets figured out next year. It seems like he’s too sloppy to have continued success.
  6. Seems like Ben Bishop has had issues with goals going under him and through him. Amazingly he sometimes seems small in net.
  7. Ignore this break in the quote (I don’t know why it happened). Had to quote you again. So much good stuff here. My comments above. Boo to you sir! 😉 God forbid the players have fun and connect with the fans. Love what the Hurricanes did. Also, I don’t expect hockey people to like soccer, but boring is not word that is often used to describe English Premier League soccer. It’s the fastest, most skilled and most physical brand of the sport. Check it out sometime. ⚽️ Heh heh
  8. WTF is a “turning stick” Mike Emrick? He keeps saying it. It seems to have replaced his previously overused inexplicable phrase, “knifed in by.” Examples, “And onto the turning stick of Coyle,” versus “Knifed in by Kane.”
  9. Thanks. Excellent examples of the different camera zoom levels.
  10. I hate how the two views we see of goalies during broadcasts are 100 miles away as the camera is zoomed all the way out or zoomed in to the goalies head and shoulders. Makes seeing ANY of the equipment nearly impossible. Only when he hands the puck to the linesman do you see a glove or during the pre-game stretch can you see a full body shot of these guys close up. Is Jones in all CCM legs snd gloves now? I can tell it’s a Vaughn C/A through the white jersey.
  11. WillyGrips13


    It really is a great story. I’m very happy for him and his family.
  12. Stunning that coaches and organizations STILL haven’t figured this out. You CANNOT play your starter that much and expect him to be amazing in the playoffs. Or perhaps in this case, him playing that much and them winning so much was hiding that they weren’t as good of a true team as the number of wins suggested. Why in the world coaches burn out their starter during the regular season when it’s clear playoff position means jack is beyond me. Just get in the playoffs. That’s all that matters.
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