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  1. The In Depth 2020 Season ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Full Results The table below shows the full results from the 2019-2020 season by brand. 1. Win Percentage Lefevre (52.1%) Brian's (50.2%) Vaughn (49.9%) CCM (47.5%) Bauer (44.7%) 2. Brand Representation The number and % of athletes wearing each brand. CCM (30) Vaughn (25) Bauer (18) Brian's (8) Lefevre (5) 3. Marketing Value Marketing Value Equation = (Team Market Value/Av Market Value) + (GP/Av GP) + (SV%/ Av SV%) + (Wins/ Av Wins) This equation factors in the 3 most important performance metrics used to compare goaltenders in terms of overall success. It also includes the value of the franchise relative to the mean; this was done to assess the second-hand marketing value that comes from the franchise promoting their players. Logically, a goaltender playing in Toronto will receive a promotional push with more capital backing and more viewers on whatever product the team pushes out. Similarly, a goaltender playing in Phoenix will innately be less valuable to a gear manufacturer as they, through no fault of their own, will have less of a following and capital backing. This was done to assess the marketing ‘value’ each goaltender brings to a brand, and how each brand is performing using the NHL platform. Cumulative MK Value Rankings: CCM (158) Bauer (77.3) Vaughn (75.7) Brian's (16.8) Lefevre (10.3) 4. Marketing Effectiveness Marketing Effectiveness Equation = (Brand Count/Average Count)+(Brand Total Wins/Average Wins)+(Brand GP/Average GP)+(Brand Sv%/Average Sv%)+(Brand Market Value/ Av. Market Value) This equation is the summation of the brand’s overall effectiveness in their athletes versus the average. A brand that, overall, had more wins, higher games played and SV% versus the industry average, and a cumulative market value of their athletes that’s greater than average, will have a higher number than those who do not. Results: CCM (0.96) Bauer (0.55) Vaughn (0.5) Brian's (0.25) Lefevre (0.24) END OF DATA
  2. I just used the 'dominant' brand on the goalie, so if they use Vaughn pads, helmet, stick but CCM gloves, they are a Vaughn goaltender. For a total gear mutt, like Koskinen who uses Vaughn pads, CCM gloves, a Warrior stick and a Bauer helmet, pads>everything else in terms of visibility, so he too counts as a Vaughn athlete. Not perfect but I felt it was a decent compromise.
  3. The past 5 years of gear trends amongst each year's top 50 goaltenders ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Number of Goaltenders Wearing Brand This is exactly what it sounds like- the number of goaltenders each year wearing each brand. Results: CCM (114 Cumulative) Vaughn (67 Cumulative) Bauer (36 Cumulative) Brian's (27 Cumulative) Lefevre* (3 Cumulative) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2. Games Played by Brand The cumulative and average number of games played by each brand over the last 5 years. Results: CCM (5123.5) Vaughn (2890) Bauer (1738) Brian's (1048) Lefevre* (65.5- Exact numbers for this season are unknown; used GP/2 as switches were roughly halfway through the year). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3. Playoff Representation by Brand The cumulative and average number of goalies in the playoffs by each brand over the last 5 years (Some goaltenders counted up to 5 times over 5 years being summed). Results: CCM (50) Vaughn (32) Bauer (15) Brian's (6) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4. Playoff Games Played by Brand The cumulative and average number of playoff games played by each brand over the last 5 years. Results: CCM (287) Vaughn (207) Bauer (115) Brian's (34) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5. Gear Changes The number of goaltenders who have switched into, and out of, brands to have played in past 5 seasons. This doesn't mean they switched in the last 5 seasons, just that they played during this period, and have switched from another brand at some point, ie, Price used to wear Vaughn. Results: Lefevre (+7) Bauer (+5) CCM (-1) Vaughn (-11)
  4. Hi everyone, During this extended period off the ice waiting to both watch and play hockey again, I put together a little end-of-year report to look at the performance of each of the goalie equipment brands present in the NHL and their respective athletes. I took performance statistics from NHL.com and manually assigned a primary gear manufacturer (must wear at least said brands pads) to every goaltender in order to compare each brand's weighted and aggregate statistics in a head to head manner. I did two sections: 1. The past 5 years of gear trends amongst each years top 50 goaltenders. Number of Goaltenders Wearing Brand Games Played by Brand Playoff Performance by Brand # of Gear Changes by Brand 2. The 2020 season in a more in depth manner. Win Percentage Marketing Value Marketing Effectiveness Conclusion and Recommendations If you're interested in the full results, please read the attached file or view this Google Doc links: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yNTHGFHf5hsb_oHYv3uYt4n-4aTLii9D/view?usp=sharing If you have any questions or concerns, I'd love to discuss! ziemc97 The 2020 Gear Report 1.3.pdf
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    Vaughn V9

    This issue is solved if you're able to go custom by asking for the carbon reinforced perimeter option for legacy builds like the 5500 and 8800- I also haven't seen the issue in anything with 'carbon' in it, ie, V6 onwards. So anything at retail these days won't have that issue. Boot also really only 'settled' with pads stuffed with the black snake foam, which isn't at retail as of the 2300 onwards I believe. All Vaughn's do shrink or compress slightly, but the newer the lineup, the less it's a factor. Asking a retailer/goalie guru like Dudo at GM to help you out is great idea too!
  6. Haha, or I need your gear! Looks awesome.
  7. One from the top, B1B; team is the Energy Eagles! We're doing pretty well right now, 7-3.
  8. Two pics I liked from the last few games; have a new set of Vaughn's coming down the pipeline that I'm really excited about, but can't deny the performance of the Optik pads and CCM mitts for the time being! Mask was painted by myself but the leaves were red; had to cover with blue vinyl. Also impressed with the 1X sticks; definitely not as much pop as the 1S for shooting, but I much prefer the feel for rebound control, feels like I can pick where I want to put the puck.
  9. Actually wore the 1X gear during the summer- the reaction behind my movement felt incredible but I eventually went back to the gear I felt was more stable and consistent; the 1X stuff demands perfect movements to get perfect results and I felt like if I played 'off' the way faster sliding and less curved profile was a detriment. Whereas my softer Vaughn's (with an extra inch of thighrise) were more forgiving; less slide meant more control, more curve and flex meant more comfort and coverage etc. I felt less 'caught' because my mistakes weren't amplified by my gear. All personal thoughts obviously. Dislike Brian's gloves and the Lack pads were too big for me so I never wore them sadly
  10. Ha, small world. Yes I did, tore my hamstring really badly in our first game and saw limited action that year because of it. Awesome season though! Our team was amazing.
  11. Long time listener, 1st time caller. Missed GSBB so loving this place. I’ve used what feels like hundreds of different pieces of gear and this is what I’ve settled on... for now. Here’s the setup- Bucket- 961 with gold cateye. Painted myself. Usually use a Sportmask 515 but it has a badly dented cage right now. Both have Maltese and Sportmask chin cups. Pads- Vaughn V7 XF. Size has settled to a 35”+2. Custom pulse graphic a la Ward’s demo set from 2009. Custom ordered through TGC, they were my dream pads and still are. Custom strapping Gloves- Vaughn Epic 8800. Glove has a vision T and skate lace along with a game ready palm. Blocker has a leather palm and carbon board. Super light and comfortable. Dream gloves. Skates- VH’s that were used that just so happened to fit me perfectly. Cutout Vertexx cowling and 4mm step steel. Most important piece of gear to me. C/A- Pro return Ventus LT98. Vaughn has long been the most comfortable chesty to me and this one is light and mobile. Pants- Vaughn V6 pants. They’re protective but not too light honestly. Retail pants are underwhelming. Knee guards are PAW and are another critical piece of gear. Sticks- Currently using Bauer 9000 pro returns in 25.5” p31. Bauer sticks till I die. Any questions, fire away! Have some pics of setups from past seasons too.
  12. Won our men’s A-league championship last week and thought I’d post a few shots. More info on the setup in the ‘Show off your Gear’ thread
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