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11-02-2011, 12:30 PM
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Official Advice for Goaltenders Thread

I'm creating general tip threads for each position to make things easier for people to find. Please post your advice for other netminders here.

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Not giving any advice but rather asking for some. I've recently become interested in playing goalie and have been looking on craigslist for some decently priced equipment. I have a few options. Not sure how padding size works either but I'm 6'0. Also, this is only for recreational play and I probably won't be playing in a league anytime soon.

Option 1: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2657130497.html

Option 2: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2663868851.html

Option 3: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2668980154.html

The only real necessity are leg pads, because i could borrow the rest from a friend.

Thanks!

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Not giving any advice but rather asking for some. I've recently become interested in playing goalie and have been looking on craigslist for some decently priced equipment. I have a few options. Not sure how padding size works either but I'm 6'0. Also, this is only for recreational play and I probably won't be playing in a league anytime soon.

Option 1: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2657130497.html

Option 2: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2663868851.html

Option 3: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2668980154.html

The only real necessity are leg pads, because i could borrow the rest from a friend.

Thanks!
If you're looking at a more modern pad than option 3 is your best choice, but option 1 is the one I would take. I'm 6'0 also and I had 32+1 in minor hockey and then when I was in juniors I made my pads to 33+2.

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Hi, I'm a young southpaw hybrid goaltender who's looking for some modern pads. Any suggestions?

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Not giving any advice but rather asking for some. I've recently become interested in playing goalie and have been looking on craigslist for some decently priced equipment. I have a few options. Not sure how padding size works either but I'm 6'0. Also, this is only for recreational play and I probably won't be playing in a league anytime soon.

Option 1: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2657130497.html

Option 2: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2663868851.html

Option 3: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2668980154.html

The only real necessity are leg pads, because i could borrow the rest from a friend.

Thanks!
If you live near buffalo, take a drive right over the border to Fort Erie and go to Simmons.


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Great classifieds and a good resource for information.

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Not giving any advice but rather asking for some. I've recently become interested in playing goalie and have been looking on craigslist for some decently priced equipment. I have a few options. Not sure how padding size works either but I'm 6'0. Also, this is only for recreational play and I probably won't be playing in a league anytime soon.

Option 1: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2657130497.html

Option 2: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2663868851.html

Option 3: http://buffalo.craigslist.org/spo/2668980154.html

The only real necessity are leg pads, because i could borrow the rest from a friend.

Thanks!
If you are look hard you can find great deals on equipment. I just found new unused TPS R8 pro pads for $200 bucks so I bought 2 sets 35 + 1. and still paid less than the original 1299.99 sticker price. The pads are 3 years old but like I said brand new. I'm also 6" tall and the pads fit like they where made for me. I found them at the Ajax source for sports in Ajax ON Canada and you look like you might be in Buffalo so it should be worth the 3 hour drive.

One word of advice DON'T play net! :-) Hahahaha!

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Here is some stuff I learned through trial and error and really just watching hockey. It helps me, so I hope it can help you!
Become comfortable with your position in the net. Visualize where you are in relation to the net and know what is open to the shooter(Harder said than done I know). There are a few ways to do so. Looking at your positioning to the face-off dots and the opposing goalie can help you find your angles. Use your hands to find the post when at all possible. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to do so often, I do it like a tourrets guy on coke. A very large portion of being a goalie is covering your angles. I think of that as one of my foundations, that and your stance.
Keep your eye on the puck, but don't tunnel vision it! Skating out we are taught to look at the players body to know where they will move. As goalies we are a bit different, yes we always want to follow the puck, but I like to keep a peripheral note of the player too, that can sometimes give away his/her intentions. The hardest places are behind the net and through bodies, however proper coverage of your angles can really help you make a stop.
Practice your edges! When I play in net I am always using my edges WAY more than out. Those lateral movements and arching movements really can benefit from it. It also helps with your balance.

Practice and keep confident!

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