#62 - 03.01.2012 | New York Rangers @ Carolina Hurricanes | 7:00 PM - MSG
View Single Post
03-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New York, NY
Originally Posted by
Guys, Richter and Brodeur are stand-up goaltenders. Now we have almost all butterfly goaltenders with a few oddballs like Biron and Tim Thomas. Its a more wear-and-tear style with a shorter lifespan. Look at MLB catchers. Up and down 150 times a game, 162 times a year and your knees are shot by age 30.
And goalies take more stress then catchers.
Go drop to your knees on a yoga mat or something. Hurts right? Goalies drop to their knees hard and fast many times a game (unless they suck ass. if a butterfly goalie isn't dropping down hard and fast he isn't going to be playing for long).
this is another reason why long term contracts for goalies nowadays are a bad idea. Even signing a guy like lundqvist to a 9 - 10 year contract is a bit questionable (though the team will do it if that's what it takes to keep him here). In fact, all contracts that long are questionable just because it is a sport with a high injury rate.
View Public Profile
Hockey Team's albums
Find More Posts by Hockey Team