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12-08-2012, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
It is a little strange. I am assuming you are talking about the fact that he's wearing a helmet, not a mask, as a protective equipment. In the NHL I believe Andy Brown was the last goalie in 1973-'74 to play without a mask so I guess at this time in 1970 it wasn't all that crazy but it still looks weird. How in the world is a helmet going to save you if a slap shot hits your face? You may as well not have the helmet. Funny stuff though.
Yes, you'll notice Tretiak had the brains to hang a wire cage from his helmet, what was the Swedish goalie thinking?

I'm guessing he wanted to protect the back of his head in case he fell over from being hit in the eye with a slapshot

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