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01-19-2011, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Hounsy View Post
Found this article on the sharper goalie skates.

http://www.hockey-skate-reviews.com/...echniques.html

“My hollow is 5/16,” Thomas wrote in an email to InGoal shortly after the game in Toronto on Saturday night. “That’s pretty deep but a lot of NHL goalies are using deeper hollows nowadays. We need it for the big pushes cross crease."
Very interesting, times are definitely changing, when I was playing more competitive hockey (in high school, just 7 years or so ago) even a 1/2" hollow was considered real sharp for a goalie, and 3/4" or so was more standard. I'm guessing you're right that it has to do with the change in style, as a more standup goalie you'd want less bite so you could slide laterally while still on your skates, but if you're instead down on your pads for the slides then a real deep hollow could help give stronger push offs.

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