Check out my new blog Forgotten Goaltender. I have always loved the goalie position and now my new blog will chronicle the men behind the mask that may have had one or two outstanding seasons, but then faded away into obscurity. If you have any suggestions for goalies to cover, leave me a comment.
Monthly Archives: March 2010
What did you do this weekend? Well, I had a front row seat to the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regional in Worcester. I saw Alaska play BC and Yale play North Dakota on Saturday. And then saw a wild one Sunday with BC beating Yale 9-7 to advance to the Frozen Four in Detroit. Exciting enjoyable game right? Not so for me. I was writing goal descriptions for the games and ended up writing 16 for the Sunday game. 16! The most goals scored in a regional game since the tournament was laid out with 16 teams in 4 regions. Just my luck. Any way, I am rooting for RIT in the Frozen Four. Make Atlantic Hockey proud!
I have been meaning to update this when I first saw Pascal Leclaire in action this season for the Senators. His leg pads are pretty sweet. They are simple yet tie in very well with the teams colors and motif and a nod to the history of the Senator’s past. He also has a matching blocker. Now only if the pads made the keeper, Ottawa would be set in net and not have to platoon Leclaire with Brian Elliot, Mike Brodeur (no relation to Martin, but not according to Mike who claims they are cousins. Yea right dream on buddy) and Ray Emery…. Oh wait, never mind. Welcome to the Sweet Pads Hall of Fame Pascal.
Wowza, I have been falling behind here. Real life gets in the way all the time. But I wanted to share with you one of the best sweater moments this year…. the New Jersey Devils broke out the retro sweaters for St. Patrick’s Day (an aside: I hate when people call is St. Paddy’s Day. The man’s name was Patrick and he was not some drunkard named Paddy. So use his real name for the sake of Ireland!) Any who, no one calls this guy “Paddy,” but in true Czech style there is no “c” in Patrik. This may be my favorite photo of the evening. I am afraid Zubrus is going to eat Bryce, but just look at the sweaters, they are beautiful. Finally Marty went all out with a retro mask and red sticks. If you look closely you can see he has #29 on the backplate of his mask, the original number he wore when he broke into the NHL. Check out icethetics.info for some more action shots.