HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > The History of Hockey
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The History of Hockey Relive great moments in hockey history and discuss how the game has changed over time.

Players as famous as their equipment?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
10-16-2008, 12:03 AM
  #26
kmad
Riot Survivor
 
kmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 32,090
vCash: 500
This was another good one:


kmad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 12:29 AM
  #27
Laoghaire
Registered User
 
Laoghaire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,255
vCash: 500
Ovechkin's yellow skate laces.

Laoghaire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 03:59 AM
  #28
cynicism
Registered User
 
cynicism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,541
vCash: 500
Fleury's old yellow pads. Man those were ugly.

Mike Foligno's helmet

Didn't John Cullen have these pads sticking out of his jersey around his neck?

The Bruins had a goalie named John Blue who's helmet was simply painted dark blue

cynicism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 07:01 AM
  #29
JaymzB
Registered User
 
JaymzB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Toronto
Country: Lord Howe Island
Posts: 2,551
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil Parent View Post
Kelly Hrudey's skater helmet with a full grid and a throat protector...in a time where modern masks were widely available.
Actually, I remember Hrudey more for the blue bandana he used to have comming out the back of said helmet.

JaymzB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 07:16 AM
  #30
Bumjoo Wang*
 
Bumjoo Wang*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,280
vCash: 500
Irbe's manky old pads is a good example, I think. He kept wearing the same type of helmet even after they stopped making them as well.

Bumjoo Wang* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 08:27 AM
  #31
Pelican
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 8
vCash: 500
Teemu Selanne has worn same type of Jofa helmet whole his career.

The helmet he wore last spring in world championships was brought him from finnish ice-hockey museum.

Pelican is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 09:40 AM
  #32
arrbez
bad chi
 
arrbez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,610
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to arrbez
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelican View Post
Teemu Selanne has worn same type of Jofa helmet whole his career.

The helmet he wore last spring in world championships was brought him from finnish ice-hockey museum.
Ah yes, the MegaMan look...

My friend once described a girl as a "Jofa". "She had nice equipment...but man...just an ugly, ugly bucket."

arrbez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 10:25 AM
  #33
BM67
Registered User
 
BM67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In "The System"
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,578
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by pitseleh View Post
Yeah, it was something ridiculous like 7 or 8 feet long, if I remember correctly.
Quote:
The history of the ice hockey stick has seen regulations in length. Ernie “Moose” Johnson, an All-Star winger and defenseman, supposedly used a hockey stick that was 75 inches long. Hockey sticks that were too long became interference in the rink. During the 1927-28 hockey season, the National Hockey League (NHL) made a new rule, requiring all sticks to be 63 inches in length or shorter.
http://stickshack.com/Hockey-Stick-History.htm

BM67 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 10:31 AM
  #34
garnetpalmetto
HFBoards Sponsor
 
garnetpalmetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Country: United States
Posts: 4,417
vCash: 500
How about the two blockers Dan Blackburn sported when he played for the ECHL Victoria Salmon Kings during the '04-'05 season as part of his abortive comeback attempt?


garnetpalmetto is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 11:14 AM
  #35
Stephen
Registered User
 
Stephen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 31,658
vCash: 500
Felix Potvin's pads

It looks like Cam Ward is trying to copy Potvin's gear:


Stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 12:42 PM
  #36
mco543
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 262
vCash: 500
Agree on Felix Potvin, when i was a kid he became my favorite player (still is) primarily because of his gear and mask.

mco543 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 01:03 PM
  #37
weaponomega
Registered User
 
weaponomega's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,559
vCash: 500
Chris Osgood and Dominik Hasek's masks.

weaponomega is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 01:13 PM
  #38
vadim sharifijanov
Registered User
 
vadim sharifijanov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,091
vCash: 500
what was the deal with that weird plastic neck thing patrick roy wore in montreal?


vadim sharifijanov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 01:35 PM
  #39
garnetpalmetto
HFBoards Sponsor
 
garnetpalmetto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Durham, NC
Country: United States
Posts: 4,417
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
what was the deal with that weird plastic neck thing patrick roy wore in montreal?

Are you talking about his throat guard? It's a Lexan throat guard, nothing special - other goalies use one too. Fleury and Gerber both use one now as do other goalies. Some just choose not to use one.


garnetpalmetto is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 03:22 PM
  #40
revolverjgw
Registered User
 
revolverjgw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,075
vCash: 500
I've never seen anything quite like Tim Thomas' mask


revolverjgw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 03:34 PM
  #41
Bumjoo Wang*
 
Bumjoo Wang*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,280
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by arrbez View Post
My friend once described a girl as a "Jofa". "She had nice equipment...but man...just an ugly, ugly bucket."
haha, that's god, man

Bumjoo Wang* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 07:37 PM
  #42
vadim sharifijanov
Registered User
 
vadim sharifijanov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 9,091
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by garnetpalmetto View Post
Are you talking about his throat guard? It's a Lexan throat guard, nothing special - other goalies use one too. Fleury and Gerber both use one now as do other goalies. Some just choose not to use one.

yeah the throat guard. i just never noticed it before roy.

vadim sharifijanov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-16-2008, 08:54 PM
  #43
NYRSinceBirth
Registered User
 
NYRSinceBirth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 2,842
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
what was the deal with that weird plastic neck thing patrick roy wore in montreal?

Uhh... A dangler? Not sure who started the whole thing, but a few goalies wear those.

And to whoever mentioned Ovechkin's yellow skate laces, I attribute Jagr with those far before Ovie. But to each his own I guess.

NYRSinceBirth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 02:33 PM
  #44
irishlaxburger2
Registered User
 
irishlaxburger2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Notre Dame, IN
Country: United States
Posts: 1,925
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by NYRSinceBirth View Post
Uhh... A dangler? Not sure who started the whole thing, but a few goalies wear those.

And to whoever mentioned Ovechkin's yellow skate laces, I attribute Jagr with those far before Ovie. But to each his own I guess.
Jagr's all black skates with yellow laces came to my mind first.

irishlaxburger2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 03:15 PM
  #45
NYRSinceBirth
Registered User
 
NYRSinceBirth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 2,842
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by irishlaxburger2 View Post
Jagr's all black skates with yellow laces came to my mind first.
Key point. The guy loves the blacked out look.

NYRSinceBirth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 03:19 PM
  #46
Boxscore
pre-Dead Puck Era
 
Boxscore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: 1985-94
Posts: 4,496
vCash: 500
Heny Boucha and his sweat band...






Boxscore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 03:20 PM
  #47
Boxscore
pre-Dead Puck Era
 
Boxscore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: 1985-94
Posts: 4,496
vCash: 500
Aurel Joliat and his small, black lid...


Boxscore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 04:55 PM
  #48
Padan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 509
vCash: 500
Tomas Sandstrom and his ridicilous visor.


Padan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 05:06 PM
  #49
lemieux32*
 
lemieux32*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Country: United States
Posts: 1,280
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Padan View Post
Tomas Sandstrom and his ridicilous visor.

What is so ridiculous about it?

lemieux32* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
10-20-2008, 05:11 PM
  #50
Hoser
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,091
vCash: 500
How about players who were less famous than their equipment?

Gary "The Cobra" Simmons will perhaps be best remember for his cobra mask, rather than his play. Playing for the Golden Seals, Barons and miserable late-'70s Kings doesn't lend well to being remembered for personal achievements...

Hoser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.