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10-15-2008, 02:43 PM
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Players as famous as their equipment?

The masks thread got me thinking. What other pieces of equipment will be synonymous with the players who wore them?

Craig Ludwig's shin pads


Eric Weinrich's yellow visor


Just off the top of my head.

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Jacques Plante's mask?

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Belfour's mask in Chicago was unique

Also since Ray Emery is a "never-was-been" he might just be remembered best for his mask with Mike Tyson painted on it

Petr Klima's helmet

Garth Snow's shoulder pads.

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10-15-2008, 03:02 PM
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Gretzky and the Jofa helmet and Titan sticks (with the Oilers).
Brodeur and his old mask.

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Butch Goring's traveling mini helmet says hello.

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Gretzky and the Jofa helmet and Titan sticks (with the Oilers).
Brodeur and his old mask.
First thing I thought of, except with the shiny Easton stick.

Hasek's mask and Mike Foligno's helmet are a couple of others.

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Two goalies immediately come to mind and I'm rather surprised they haven't been mentioned.

Curtiss Joseph and Gerry Cheevers.

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An interesting idea for a thread

Mine: Orr with his one single row of tape on his stick.







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The thing that Tomas Holmström wears. It's like a jersey of pads.

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Two goalies immediately come to mind and I'm rather surprised they haven't been mentioned.

Curtiss Joseph and Gerry Cheevers.
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Arturs Irbe's ratty-looking leg pads come to mind immediately.

Don't know if movies count or if this even counts as "hockey gear", but the phrase "putting on the foil" fits here somewhere.

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Doug Gilmour with the jersey tuck and straight blade was much-emulated when I was growing up.

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The thing that Tomas Holmström wears. It's like a jersey of pads.
Any shoulder pads of such ridiculous size are to be referred to as "ManEaters".


Also, Giguere's ridiculous chestpad is probably the best current example for this thread.

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Post #13 and I'm the first to mention it...

Stan Mikita and his curved stick...

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Bill Durnan's blocker/trapper hybrid.

Didn't Moose Johnson use a stick that was like, half as long as the rink?

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oooh, just rememberd one. Fedorov's white skates from back in the day.

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Bill Durnan's blocker/trapper hybrid.

Didn't Moose Johnson use a stick that was like, half as long as the rink?
Yeah, it was something ridiculous like 7 or 8 feet long, if I remember correctly.

Durnan's ambidextrous pads and Ludwig's shin pads were the first two to come to mind when I read the thread title.

I always associate Clint Benedict with his ridiculous mask.



Another that people might not be familiar with is Emile Francis, who first wore a first baseman's glove in net, which later morphed into the trapper.

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Mike Liut's grim reaper duck mask. I'm trying to avoid more with masks because then we'd just get off onto an artistry tangent (Gilles Gratton, Gary Bromley, etc).


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Butch Goring's traveling mini helmet says hello.
first thing I thought of.


Butch also rocked velcro Bauer skates.

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Kelly Hrudey's skater helmet with a full grid and a throat protector...in a time where modern masks were widely available.

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Adam Oates' cut-off stick blades.

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Cujo has the same mask just with a different colour pattern for every team.

As for Cheevers...


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lanny macdonalds helmet


and not a biggie but worth mentioning,

josh hardings breast cancer mask

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Messier's helmet

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Don't have pictures but :

- Garth Snow's lacrosse shoulderpads.

- Rob Ray's tearaway jersey.

- Steve McCarthy's pointless chinstrap.

- Jason Strudwick's omnipresent blue mouthguard.

- and for a really obscure one, Per Gustafsson was a Florida defender in the mid-1990s who had these ridiculous plastic skates that I still remember.

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-Ovechkin's vader visor
-Giguere's Michelin man look

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