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09-06-2012, 09:55 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: sector 2814
i know it's a few posts back but I will also hop on the bandwagon and don't even bother experimenting with player skates to see which one you'd like. If you're in the butterfly (meaning skate blade pointed to the back of the net) and get one in the foot in players skates, you will have a broken foot.It's also a lot harder in players skates, they aren't designed for lateral and short movements.
I'm a goalie and a referee. Can't wear the goal skates while refereeing so I wear both sets of skates regularily. Goalie skates lose the speed and ability to stop on a dime but the only time you'd ever do this is a bolt for the bench or loose puck.
The toughest thing is the equipment. The good thing is at your age of 35 it will get easier for you. The older you get, the less likely guys are to want to play net. It's hard on the body after so many years, many of them give up hockey or find a new position. I still consider it a minor miracle that Bernie Parent played the winter classic at his age.
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