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WillyGrips13 last won the day on November 18 2019

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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
    Vaughn Epic 8800/John Brown 2100
  • Review:
    Vaughn: Mobile and light with decent protection. Brown: 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
    Maltese used with Vaughn. Integrated with the Brown
  • Review:
    Maltese: Solid and protective. Don’t notice it while wearing. Brown: 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. So if I need to replace a suspender button you guys recommend a craft store like Michael’s? Goalie Monkey didn’t appear to have any suspender buttons on their site.
  2. This right here is how defending theory should be taught. Sadly even at the NHL level, players are not following it. Instead they sag back passively to block a shot or chase the puck around or swipe at the puck and get burned. If NHL players can’t even defend properly, how can we expect weekend warriors to do so? To the OP, I laughed when I saw your thread title. There ain’t no changing what beer leaguers do on the ice. You want an improved performance, get better players or join a better team. Twenty plus years of adult league sports has taught me no “team talk” is worth anything more than fodder for when beers are being consumed.
  3. I strained my groin a few years back in a game in the first period and left the ice in the intermission. After the game the other goalie approached me. He was (and likely still is) fifty pounds overweight. He said my problem was I stretched. He said he doesn’t stretch at all. He was joking but I think he was also telling the truth. @bc30 I’m referring to Bobby Guliano. You know him, right? Amazing goalie in spite of his extra heft and lack of game preparation. 😂
  4. I’m guessing this thread is one of the only places banning this is even being considered. Seriously, don’t allow the goal and this won’t be a problem. It’s a skill using your stick on the puck and it’s below the crossbar. Figure out how to stop it. We’re living in an era when goaltending and offense are at extreme levels. The defending in our era sucks. Maybe something like this will actually force players to use body contact on plays around the goal instead of reaching for the puck with their stick or trying to block shots.
  5. Damn, this thread got good all of a sudden. I can hear the sound of the players getting hit in my head. “Ooh-ughh”
  6. Yes. Just make sure you drive the largest and least efficient vehicle even though the store is within walking distance. Also, leave it idling as you go inside the store. After a successful purchase, celebrate by firing your weapon in the air, shouting, “Yee-haw!” ‘Merica
  7. Speak American you cheeky bastard!😉
  8. Meanwhile, we live in a time when forwards are entitled to go jabbing away and slashing at covered pucks without punishment. Used to be, you slashed or jabbed at the goalie, you were getting beat down. Joe knows that because he’s older than dirt. I think we need the next Hextall, Billy Smith, Cloutier or Emery. Or referees could just call that nonsense.
  9. I fired up the laptop I rarely use, a MacBook, and the ability to add a picture is intact. So basically this site is not fully compatible with mobile. Here is a screen shot of what the reply box area looks like. Note the lack of paperclip icon and wording for images.
  10. Quoting myself so I can add pictures and more content. Boddam Blaze pads I used at the end of high school and through college. They were my first brand new pads. I played well in them, but they were just too small by the time I was fully grown. Using them here in adult league. Woman by my feet is my girlfriend still to this day. Got the original Vaughn Velocity pads as my second brand new set. This photo was playing for a adult league team that travelled to Vegas for a tournament. Incidentally, the guy kneeling next to me has a son now in the Red Wings organization, Robert Mastrosimone. He played at Shattuck St. Mary's, for Chicago Steel in the USHL and is now at Boston University. He was probably two or three when this picture was taken. Although I played well in the Velocity pads, I did have some difficulty with them that led me to try out some more traditional pads while still holding on to the Velocities. First the aforementioned Brodeur Heaton's. Look at how new they look. Should've kept them! As you can see by all the awesome technology behind me, this is an old picture. Then the Vaughn XP's (More like a 6000 line). I forgot I had the gloves, too. Should've kept these, too. Just had to figure out the toe-ties. Only picture I could find was this damaged polaroid. I bought and sold plenty of other gear, some I probably don't even remember. Now I am rotating between two sets I've had for seven plus years.
  11. Can’t post pictures. There’s no icon to indicate a picture option. I use either an iPhone or an iPad.
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