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  1. Hi All: Just to put in a few of my own cents (note, not “sense”) in: @bunnyman666 and @kyledjean you guys are spot on IMO about the use of the stick. It seems with being able to build a wall with your pads in the b-fly, the proper use of the stick is a lost art (I specifically used the word art here – more to come). I read a lot here about people who get the thinnest, lightest pads possible and then complain because either their pads don’t seal completely along the upper edges when in the b-fly or the puck has managed to force its way through the ½” of padding thickness they have in that area. I also see guys dropping into the b-fly and flipping their stick up and out of the way as if the pads and not the stick should be your first line of defense. First, if you have flexi pads or they don’t seal and the top or along the ice, that’s where the stick comes in!!! Not only does it block the puck, you can steer it away as well. And for anyone who says you don’t need it with modern pads, consider that when you flip your stick off the ice you are also pulling you blocker out of position, especially with regard to sealing up close to the body. Along the same lines, I play against a goalie who is a master artist at proactive stick-work. Half the scoring chances that might have been generated by back-doors or cross-crease passes at his net are nullified before they start because of his incredible ability to block them (and yes, I am really jealous of this skill). As far as hot rebounds are concerned, I suspect for people like @Fullright and I (and I suspect @Wonder35 - congrats at still being in the net BTW!), who remember when dirt was new, we were always taught kicking the puck away was bad goaltending form as with horsehide pads, it put rebounds right in harm’s way. With the new pads, this is an option, but having said that, I always go back to my first instincts which is to direct the rebound to a corner as opposed to putting it out where the forwards can drop on it like a shark in a feeding frenzy. Same thing with corralling a short rebound – it allows me to control the play, freezing it if need be or swiping it aside to a D who is hopefully paying attention (unfortunately this is not the case that often). My experience has become a blend of these styles and truly a hybrid. I started off as standup in the mid-70s and upon my return ~ 7 years ago I have been gradually trying to integrate a lot of the b-fly stuff. I try to have a broad repertoire as I need all the help I can get. And yes, at my age it can be pretty tough on the hips. One thing I being mentioned here that I am a bit confused about it is there seems to be the idea that you need to use “old –school” equipment to play stand-up style. I actually came from Cooper horse-hide pads in the ‘70s to Vaughn V2s in 2012 to Brian’s Sub-zeros in the last year. I still have stand-up in my repertoire – the pads don’t really make too much of a difference in that matter (although if you are going to start making skate saves, I suggest you see Fullright about the leather shelled Tacks he showed in a different thread). Finally I want to clarify that, despite what people think when they see me in net, standup for me is a style, not a form of comedy, although I believe there are many who would argue they are one and the same. TL;DR? Do what you want, have fun and since you paid good money for it, don’t forget to use your stick
  2. Actually, it was an American ( @bunnyman666 )who used it in the form "cheque". I think most people (be it north or south of the border) use "check" for both terms, although I agree that a "cheque" is used to pay a bill. Of course there was the old joke (during the 72 Canada Cup series) that if Hlinka ever got laid out you could yell out "cancelled Czech"! Now, toque that's a different matter!
  3. Man, that is all sorts of pain just looking at it. All kidding aside, I'm really sorry about the injury. As you said, at least the season is clear for a while, so thank goodness for the small graces. Here hoping for as quick a recovery as possible.
  4. Holy crap - no wonder I couldn't find any drywall screws at Home Depot last time I went! What happened there? Quick kick after the wife/girlfriend spotted you looking the wrong way?
  5. Are you making your shirts out of old goalie pads? Mmmm - somewhat rigid, but only a little sweaty...
  6. OK guys, once again, we are not "short", we are Goalies Of Diminutive Stature" aka GODS!
  7. Yes you are correct - it's a gurgly-rolling type sound. David Lee Roth does it pretty good in "Pretty Woman" 😁
  8. You are actually correct, although I believe the last consonant would be "re" with a "short e". Most anglophones would not pronounce the last syllable, opting for, as TGN put it "La-fav". It's the same as Patrick Roy - most announcers (with the probable exception of the French stations) pronounce it "Wah". But correctly there's quite an r-Roll for the first letter - not something we practice in English... Here in western Canada you say Le-fav and Wah, unless you like getting beat up...
  9. Sounds like you are describing @Fullright BTW check out his videos on this forum if you want to see old-school done right!
  10. Tell me they are in a man cave somewhere! That is the one thing I always wished I had - but of course back in the day, only the best goalies had them. The rest of us had the plastic-booted-ungussetted Bauers 😩
  11. Awesomeness Bunny !👍
  12. LOL or a very clumsy oven mitt
  13. I don't know how you guys keep your stuff in such good shape. My old Cooper leather gear disintegrated probably two days after I sold it in the early '90s... You guys need to rattle @Fullright's cage and get him to display his (used weekly) gear!
  14. Sort of veering back to the original subject, at least with respect to team name and fish, one other could be "Steelheads" - I could see all sorts of caricatures for that one LOL
  15. Oh man - very little beats salmon on the barbecue, or in my case, beer-b-que. If you live in this part of the world and have ever had the opportunity to attend a First Nations barbecue, you know how delicious salmon can be! Great - still two hours to lunch 🥺
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