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06-08-2011, 11:05 PM
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Dubynk's pads



I think Dubnyk should look into something like this for next season. There doesn't appear to be a rule against it and the camouflage look would make the edges tough to pick up. Maybe even go all out and get the pad netting painted on relative to the angle of his legs in his usual stance. And/or add a thin post coloured stripe along parts of the sides and bottom of the pads, glove and blocker.

Or am I out to lunch on the possible effectiveness of this kind of idea for a guy like DD? He's a big guy and takes up a lot of net. Making it tougher to distinguish him for the netting during the split second players have before they shoot could be the difference between a goal and a save considering they're shooting at such a small area.

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I would be fine with all white pads but the mesh netting is over-the-top. I'd assume the NHL has a rule against that, and who knows - it might even effect how the pads shoot out rebounds.

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I would be fine with all white pads but the mesh netting is over-the-top. I'd assume the NHL has a rule against that, and who knows - it might even effect how the pads shoot out rebounds.
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I would be fine with all white pads but the mesh netting is over-the-top. I'd assume the NHL has a rule against that, and who knows - it might even effect how the pads shoot out rebounds.
I didn't see anything here, but it's possible there is a rule elsewhere that I missed

Why would it be over the top? I'm watching Sedins dive and Burrows bite as the nucks push for the Cup. A bit of paint seems pretty minimal in comparison. And as far as I know paint on pads and equipment doesn't affect rebounds.

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I can't remember who, but someone plays with an all-white stick. I remember hearing the play-by-play guys talking about how it does seem to "disappear" sometimes. I mean, players have been using black tape for years in the hopes that it would make the puck harder to see.

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I think it's actual mesh over the pads, not just paint. I assume there's a rule against it because these pads have been out for almost three years now and if they were allowed you would think someone would've tried them by now -- you're right though there's nothing in the rules that state you cannot use these.

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I think it's actual mesh over the pads, not just paint.
If that's true, then just do it in paint.

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I can't remember who, but someone plays with an all-white stick. I remember hearing the play-by-play guys talking about how it does seem to "disappear" sometimes. I mean, players have been using black tape for years in the hopes that it would make the puck harder to see.
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The pads are legal. It's pretty much taking all white to one level further. We should check DD's road and home records, since road jerseys = white. His pads have a white base too...

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Certainly could help pad his stats...

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I can't remember who, but someone plays with an all-white stick. I remember hearing the play-by-play guys talking about how it does seem to "disappear" sometimes. I mean, players have been using black tape for years in the hopes that it would make the puck harder to see.
Could be James Wisniewski in Montreal. It's true, right before he shot, I would catch myself looking for the stick.

I'd be down with the all-white, mesh seems silly.

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Certainly could help pad his stats...
We now know what name Principe posts under

I'm pretty sure Fleury switched from yellow to white because he was told the yellow wasn't doing him any favors.



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Certainly could help pad his stats...
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We now know what name Principe posts under
Hey he's smart, he knows Principe is gonna need a replacement sooner or later. That's the exact talent they are looking for.

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I'd guess that he soaked some netting in paint and pressed it on (and peeled off the netting).

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I'd guess that he soaked some netting in paint and pressed it on (and peeled off the netting).
or they just painted a net pattern.

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We now know what name Principe posts under

I'm pretty sure Fleury switched from yellow to white because he was told the yellow wasn't doing him any favors.


yep... and now I have bright a** yellow pads that nobody wears anymore



I think it'd be worth a try to have DD wearing those

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I'm pretty sure Fleury switched from yellow to white because he was told the yellow wasn't doing him any favors.


It's crazy how much easier it is to see behind him with those yellow pads. Such a simple concept too. Kinda curious how Fleury even wore yellow pads in the first place.

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My understanding is that the equipment companies have to pay a fee to the NHL for the indirect advertising for their products. The company that makes the mesh pads can't afford to pay this fee to the NHL, which is why they are unavailable to NHL goalies.

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Pads can still go in the NHL as long as they don't have the logo or branding.

IE. Tim Thomas with Smith a few years back:

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If the mesh design is painted on, it should be legal.

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The mesh is a little gimmicky and I'm not sure if it would be much of an improvement over all white pads. Also Dubnyk generally uses mostly white pads doesnt he?

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The mesh is a little gimmicky and I'm not sure if it would be much of an improvement over all white pads. Also Dubnyk generally uses mostly white pads doesnt he?
It's a decent concept... the basic idea is the same as hunters wearing camo. No, you don't really need the camo outfits that look like they have trees or grass on - just something that breaks up the outline. If it's hard to tell where the pad begins and ends, it's hard to know exactly where to shoot.

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This article i'm reading refers to it as "embedded mesh"

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