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01-21-2011, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by moog35 View Post
when did Hextall have is groin problems? I'm a huge Hextall fan but I was never able to watch him play
I want to say around 89 or so. I still remember seeing the x-ray of his testicles on the damned news at the dinner table - he was the Flyers marquee player at the time and his injury was a big deal.

He wasn't the same goalie after the injuries. He went from athletic to floppy. The whole butterfly revolution was taking place at that time and he became a hybrid goalie well into his NHL career, which is kind of remarkable when you think about it.

He's still my all-time favorite player, and yes, I was a goalie as a kid at street hockey purely because of Hexy.

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