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  1. Hey @indykrap, sorry but the pictures aren't working for me—want to message me? Thank you
  2. @GoalieNut This thread's going to cover most of your "How/What are my fellow goalies doing during this time?" questions
  3. Whoa, these are incredible—top-notch kitsch. I'd love to see pictures of the other versions if people have 'em. If there was a Brodeur version of this hat, I would have worn it into dust in my middle-school days. Interesting that these were made/issued by GregHarrison—I know he's the common thread through all these goalies, but was he behind the paint jobs as well? If not, I'd think the designer would have received a cut of the profit, in addition to the goalie. Just curious, I know this would have been like 26 years ago.
  4. Screw that. This is an unprecedented threat to global health—when this many people are sick and dying (and losing their income and health insurance), the fact that someone is good at a sport (or has millions of dollars) does not make them more deserving proper healthcare. Is someone who lost a loved one—or who is currently fighting for their own life while navigating an overwhelmed healthcare system—supposed to give a shit that Austin Matthews has a mean shot? The fact that athletes receive superior healthcare in normal, non-COVID-19 times is incidental to the fact that their careers are based on their physical health, and they have employers who are willing to ensure that they receive the best care possible—fine. But during a global pandemic that's uprooting our way of life, that thinking should go right out the window. FWIW, I think we're actually seeing a marked increase in resentment towards the "haves". The backlash against celebrities complaining about being quarantined in their mansions and billionaires who have failed to make meaningful contributions to help fight COVID-19 (most of them) has been palpable, and steadily growing for weeks. I'd hope the NHL would be wary enough to see how badly something like this would rub millions fans—even if some people are content to say "oh well, they're athletes, so they deserve tests and we don't". And cancel the season already, there's *zero* chance playoffs are happening. Time to suck it up and accept that "Who won the 2020 Stanley Cup?" is trivia fodder for future generations.
  5. Goddamn, I wish Saros' missed gear endorsement opportunities were the notion that'd been really bugging me the last couple days... I'm stuck worrying about this existential crisis/global pandemic/looming economic meltdown. Stay gold, Ponyboy (I'm serious).
  6. I actually hadn't—very cool, though the Helite III Brodeur used in subsequent years (with a natural wood shaft, no red/black paint on the shaft) is the particular one I've been after.
  7. I just bought an old Heaton Helite 5 Garth Snow stick (thanks for the tip, @coopaloop1234). I think that's about as close as I'm going to come to finding a Brodeur Helite III, which has been my 'dream find' since I first got into goalie gear circa 1996. It's in pretty good shape—not too many dings, no notable splintering—I'm going to make a small project out of 'restoring' it: Remove the old tape and sticky residue (that's going to be fun...) Give any rough sections a light sanding, while trying to avoid removing any of the branding on the shaft Give the shaft a light coat of varnish—I've done this with some other sticks after sanding the shaft a bit, and it's worked great Tape that sucker up The only question is when/how often I'll play with it. I have an inexplicable love for how this stick looks, but I don't know that it will be "fun" to play with it, and of course, I'm scared to risk breaking it. I have a signed 2003 CCM/Heaton game-used Brodeur stick made out to me—it will surely grace my office wall when I remember to take it from my childhood bedroom. Even though this new Heaton 5 is of no Brodeur/personal significance, I might just clean it up and put it on the wall for looks. It may depend on how well the restoration goes.
  8. He died in 2010 in Ontario, Canada. Source: Wikipedia
  9. If there are sticks still available, sure—otherwise, I'll pass, thanks. I appreciate you putting it on my radar.
  10. It's not really a question at this point, though I wouldn't expect the NHL to make any final decisions/announcements until it's a logical certainty. I think the notion that the season could be saved was only really plausible under the absolute rosiest of return timelines, and not a single development since the moment the NHL paused the season has supported the notion that those timelines are remotely feasible. North America is not doing well at containing the spread (a wild understatement). I believe if anything, we'd be more likely to see the start of next season delayed than to have any continuation of the 2019-2020 season (not saying that's likely, either).
  11. Thanks for the tag, @coopaloop1234—I am very interested in the Hebert/Snow sticks, but I don't use Facebook. Does that person have any contact info listed that you might be able to provide?
  12. Knowing what we now know about Thomas and his head injuries at this point, I really felt for him as I watched him stretching, looking up at the big board and studying the collision that just took Lehtonen out. He must have had some thoughts running through his mind...
  13. This is a dumb thread. Nobody here can tell you about the pain you're feeling in your shoulder, or whether you should be worried about it. Only you can feel it and assess. We don't know how you slept on it, or whether the shot hurt, or how your shoulder feels now, or any of that stuff. If you are truly concerned about your body, you ask a healthcare professional, not strangers on the internet. And the real joke is that you're complaining that nobody is sympathetic about your "health concerns" (sore shoulders... they happen) when there's a raging pandemic that is killing people and shutting down the world.
  14. Interesting that they're inconsistent on the flipping the Vaughn logo. My guess would be that @SaveByRichter35 was lucky, and probably caught a sales rep who either didn't know that this is something Vaughn does not offer, or was just a nice guy who was willing to make an exception. Either way, Vaughn seems to be pretty steadfast about not flipping that thing. I wouldn't be surprised if Mike is aware that a few gloves with properly-oriented logos have made it out of the factory, and may have told employees that they are not to offer this customization in the future. I should note that I don't have any experience with Mike Vaughn as a person, but I've gotten the impression through some anecdotes here that he can dig his heels in about things like logos, colors, etc. I get branding and consistency and all of that, but there's something to "the customer is always right". Especially when: The customer is already spending $$$$ on a custom order It's a very small change that has zero ramifications The flip really makes sense, and looks better
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