Ron Hextall - A History of Violence
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12-05-2009, 12:06 PM
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One of the most intense competitors ever. Before his serious groin problems he was the most athletic goalie I've ever seen, and he was over 6' tall. Also the first truly great stick handling goalie. He actually played better when he was mad, totally the opposite of most goalies. Loved to trash talk guys too. Really great guy off the ice, and yes, he still hates chris chelios. The crease belonged to hextall, protected by sherwood, you entered at your own risk. I idolized him growing up, which is why I was always a chippy goalie and fought alot.
Emery is alot more calm this year, guys don't crash the crease like the used to, and basically know they have to answer to pronger if they touch emery. Though I could see emery snap at some point, and he would destroy them, should be fun.
That pretty much sums it up. Man he was ****ing fun to watch. Some defensemen nowadays are touted for letting forwards know they're there when they cross the redline, it seemed like if you hit the blueline Hextall wanted you to know that he was going to have your ****ing head.
He was MEAN. MEEEEEAN. The best part was that guys have mean streaks now, but hesitate to go after some people (penalties/fights/suspensions/whatever), but never once in his career did he ever hesitate to go after anyone.
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