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Edler Statesman* 10-15-2008 02:43 PM

Players as famous as their equipment?
 
The masks thread got me thinking. What other pieces of equipment will be synonymous with the players who wore them?

Craig Ludwig's shin pads
http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/nhl.../LudwigDal.jpg

Eric Weinrich's yellow visor
http://cdn.nhl.com/image-upload/wein...4_blues194.jpg

Just off the top of my head.

Chalupa Batman 10-15-2008 02:44 PM

Jacques Plante's mask?

Big Phil 10-15-2008 02:59 PM

Belfour's mask in Chicago was unique

Also since Ray Emery is a "never-was-been" he might just be remembered best for his mask with Mike Tyson painted on it

Petr Klima's helmet

Garth Snow's shoulder pads.

Don Nachbaur 26 10-15-2008 03:02 PM

Gretzky and the Jofa helmet and Titan sticks (with the Oilers).
Brodeur and his old mask.

brianscot 10-15-2008 03:06 PM

Butch Goring's traveling mini helmet says hello.

asdf 10-15-2008 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Fletcher 29 (Post 15861897)
Gretzky and the Jofa helmet and Titan sticks (with the Oilers).
Brodeur and his old mask.

First thing I thought of, except with the shiny Easton stick.

Hasek's mask and Mike Foligno's helmet are a couple of others.

Roughneck 10-15-2008 03:24 PM

Two goalies immediately come to mind and I'm rather surprised they haven't been mentioned.

Curtiss Joseph and Gerry Cheevers.

lextune 10-15-2008 03:25 PM

An interesting idea for a thread :)

Mine: Orr with his one single row of tape on his stick.

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/4871/p197902spw9.jpg

http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/2408/bobbyorrlj9.jpg

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9...orr1fo8qz9.jpg

Systemfel 10-15-2008 03:29 PM

The thing that Tomas Holmström wears. It's like a jersey of pads.

ck26 10-15-2008 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roughneck (Post 15862174)
Two goalies immediately come to mind and I'm rather surprised they haven't been mentioned.

Curtiss Joseph and Gerry Cheevers.

?

Arturs Irbe's ratty-looking leg pads come to mind immediately.

Don't know if movies count or if this even counts as "hockey gear", but the phrase "putting on the foil" fits here somewhere.

arrbez 10-15-2008 03:33 PM

Doug Gilmour with the jersey tuck and straight blade was much-emulated when I was growing up.

arrbez 10-15-2008 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Systemfel (Post 15862250)
The thing that Tomas Holmström wears. It's like a jersey of pads.

Any shoulder pads of such ridiculous size are to be referred to as "ManEaters".


Also, Giguere's ridiculous chestpad is probably the best current example for this thread.

Nalyd Psycho 10-15-2008 03:59 PM

Post #13 and I'm the first to mention it...

Stan Mikita and his curved stick...

raleh 10-15-2008 04:01 PM

Bill Durnan's blocker/trapper hybrid.

Didn't Moose Johnson use a stick that was like, half as long as the rink?

arrbez 10-15-2008 04:05 PM

oooh, just rememberd one. Fedorov's white skates from back in the day.

pitseleh 10-15-2008 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raleh (Post 15862649)
Bill Durnan's blocker/trapper hybrid.

Didn't Moose Johnson use a stick that was like, half as long as the rink?

Yeah, it was something ridiculous like 7 or 8 feet long, if I remember correctly.

Durnan's ambidextrous pads and Ludwig's shin pads were the first two to come to mind when I read the thread title.

I always associate Clint Benedict with his ridiculous mask.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...nedict1930.jpg

Another that people might not be familiar with is Emile Francis, who first wore a first baseman's glove in net, which later morphed into the trapper.

Palinka 10-15-2008 04:27 PM

Mike Liut's grim reaper duck mask. I'm trying to avoid more with masks because then we'd just get off onto an artistry tangent (Gilles Gratton, Gary Bromley, etc).

http://www.hockeymasks.com/profiles/...-Liut-Mask.jpg

Heat McManus 10-15-2008 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianscot (Post 15861959)
Butch Goring's traveling mini helmet says hello.

first thing I thought of.
http://www.frameworth.com/cart/detailedImage/d_2828.jpg

Butch also rocked velcro Bauer skates.

Phil Parent 10-15-2008 05:18 PM

Kelly Hrudey's skater helmet with a full grid and a throat protector...in a time where modern masks were widely available.

norrisnick 10-15-2008 05:30 PM

Adam Oates' cut-off stick blades.

Roughneck 10-15-2008 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cottonking (Post 15862272)
?

Cujo has the same mask just with a different colour pattern for every team.

As for Cheevers...

http://www.classicmask.com/themaskma...iggins/eh1.JPG

Hyperkookeez* 10-15-2008 06:30 PM

lanny macdonalds helmet


and not a biggie but worth mentioning,

josh hardings breast cancer mask

dubey 10-15-2008 06:40 PM

http://mt.hockeybird.com/archives/messier.jpg

Messier's helmet

MS 10-15-2008 10:37 PM

Don't have pictures but :

- Garth Snow's lacrosse shoulderpads.

- Rob Ray's tearaway jersey.

- Steve McCarthy's pointless chinstrap.

- Jason Strudwick's omnipresent blue mouthguard.

- and for a really obscure one, Per Gustafsson was a Florida defender in the mid-1990s who had these ridiculous plastic skates that I still remember.

octopi 10-15-2008 10:48 PM

-Ovechkin's vader visor
-Giguere's Michelin man look


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