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02-07-2008, 04:54 PM
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White Goalie Pads

Can goalies on here please explain why the majority of NHL goalies now favour the generic white pads, blockers and catchers? Is it really because they think they can trick shooters into shooting at the white part of their pads? It's too bad more goalies don't do the coloured pad combos like Roberto Luongo. Goalies definitely looked better in the mid 90s than nowadays with all of our Arturs Irbe wannabes out there.

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i think they care more about stopping shots than the way they look

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Can goalies on here please explain why the majority of NHL goalies now favour the generic white pads, blockers and catchers? Is it really because they think they can trick shooters into shooting at the white part of their pads? It's too bad more goalies don't do the coloured pad combos like Roberto Luongo. Goalies definitely looked better in the mid 90s than nowadays with all of our Arturs Irbe wannabes out there.
It's just a fad. If you're thinking of Rick, remember that he wears about a bazillion different pairs of pads.
Some might say that white looks bigger, but all goalies look pretty big to me.
This being said, I've read that many shooters say that very bright colors (*cough...MAF...*cough) are easier to pick out when pressed to shoot, making it easier to aim.

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I've always wondered what the psychology behind pad colors was. I wonder if there actually is a difference between colors. I think I might write Mythbusters is a few minutes and pose this question.

Personally, I'd wear all black pads so that they would be harder to pick up.

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They are supposed to make you look bigger in net. Don't ask me how or why, but thats the purpose. They also quickly look beat up because every shot leaves a mark, but some people like that.

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It's just a fad. If you're thinking of Rick, remember that he wears about a bazillion different pairs of pads.
Some might say that white looks bigger, but all goalies look pretty big to me.
This being said, I've read that many shooters say that very bright colors (*cough...MAF...*cough) are easier to pick out when pressed to shoot, making it easier to aim.
Yeah I was just thinking about MAF switching his pads to white, which is unfortunate.

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i think they care more about stopping shots than the way they look
I don't know, one of the first things that drew me into hockey as a little kid was the goalie equipment. Ther There are still goalies out there who have nice coloured pads, like Huet and Luongo.



Roy certainly didn't need white pads to look big. It just looks so much better.

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Roy's pads he had during his late-Habs, early-Avs years (with the white on the inside of the legs) were meant to make the shooter think they had more room in the 5 hole... also, my own opinion, I think MAF's yellow pads are hideous! Personally, I currently like Harding's gold pads. I'm biased, but Potvin's black-and-blue KOHO "Cat" pads were the best ever.

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I don't know, one of the first things that drew me into hockey as a little kid was the goalie equipment. Ther There are still goalies out there who have nice coloured pads, like Huet and Luongo.



Roy certainly didn't need white pads to look big. It just looks so much better.

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Roy was also instrumental in the whole lets make a solid colour then add white in the middle that was big with the mid 90s Koho pads.

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Roy's pads he had during his late-Habs, early-Avs years (with the white on the inside of the legs) were meant to make the shooter think they had more room in the 5 hole... also, my own opinion, I think MAF's yellow pads are hideous! Personally, I currently like Harding's gold pads. I'm biased, but Potvin's black-and-blue KOHO "Cat" pads were the best ever.

I agree about the POTVIN pads they were the bomb back in the day!

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It's a legit point.

I myself will never buy all white pads. I usually buy colors that match my teams color. Although my current pads are mostly white. But it never really crossed my mind when ordering the custon colors.



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If anything, I'd go for all black pads, hoping people will lose track of loose pucks in front of them.

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I think it has more to do with practicality. There have been a couple of incidents in the past few years where goalies got their gear in their team colors, and were traded. There were issues with the new gear not matching the new team. The goalies were forced to get new gear by the league/team, which wasn't broken in. This affected their playing style for a little while until it was broken in. I think Osgood was one of the guys affected by this, for example.

Going with neutral colored gear allows you to match any team, any time, no waiting.

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What "majority" are you talking about? Some goalies do it, but that's their choice. Most still have colored pads...

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I think it has more to do with practicality. There have been a couple of incidents in the past few years where goalies got their gear in their team colors, and were traded. There were issues with the new gear not matching the new team. The goalies were forced to get new gear by the league/team, which wasn't broken in. This affected their playing style for a little while until it was broken in. I think Osgood was one of the guys affected by this, for example.

Going with neutral colored gear allows you to match any team, any time, no waiting.
Good point. This was more likely an issue a few years ago though.

Today, NHL goalies can have new gear sent to them pretty quickly, and for the most part, their gear is PRO STUFFED, i.e.; less stuffing. This makes them lighter and provides faster break-in. The pads do break down faster because of this, however, when you're not paying for your gear, you can afford to go through multiple sets throughout the year, similar to skates.

Also, it is possible to "paint" over pads. The paint does crack and chip off, however, it does the trick until new pads arrive.

Ex: Kipper with Calgary, still using his San Jose gear. The teal has been covered up.


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That was in the early 90s before anyone had coloured pads!

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What "majority" are you talking about? Some goalies do it, but that's their choice. Most still have colored pads...
Most goalies have predominantly white pads, with a bit of colouring.

Very few goalies have the solid coloured pads like Huet, Luongo, Labarberra and Lundqvist.

Guys should go back to these beauties:

http://cache1.gettyimages.com/xt/736...editorial1&s=1

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Roy's pads he had during his late-Habs, early-Avs years (with the white on the inside of the legs) were meant to make the shooter think they had more room in the 5 hole... also, my own opinion, I think MAF's yellow pads are hideous! Personally, I currently like Harding's gold pads. I'm biased, but Potvin's black-and-blue KOHO "Cat" pads were the best ever.
Potvin was the most stylish goalie of all time!

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I don't know about you all but I look for the net when I shoot, black or colored pads make it easier for me to find the net (yes, I have my head down to much, I know) white or offwhite pads blend in with the net, making it harder to pick-up.

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White pads make it tougher for shooters to see the net at a quick glance. They also apparently make it easier for the goalie to see the puck on contact. Thats what i've heard at least. Personally right now, i'm using black and yellow rbks.

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Potvin was the most stylish goalie of all time!
The CAT is why I wear #29!!!


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They need white camo pads that have netting print all over them.

The shooters would be like "oh no WTF?!?!?!? All I see is a goalie helmet and torso ohs well I'll shoot were his pads should be". And then be like "oh noes he has pads and he stopped my shot!!111one"

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The CAT is why I wear #29!!!

Simply the best! I also originally wore #29 because of Potvin. Has a little bit more meaning now (if only in a beer league). Now I wear #29 for my son. His birthday is April 19, 2006... 04+19+06=29!

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They need white camo pads that have netting print all over them.

The shooters would be like "oh no WTF?!?!?!? All I see is a goalie helmet and torso ohs well I'll shoot were his pads should be". And then be like "oh noes he has pads and he stopped my shot!!111one"
Like this guy?

http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...o_trick_shots/


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