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11-20-2003, 11:16 AM
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Worst Helmet All Time?

In celebration of my new avatar, and to settle much discussion around the office today... what are the worst helmets of all time? Players only - no goalies.

My vote goes for the old Jofa, as worn by Mats Naslund and Petr Klima. As seen here...

Any others out there?

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I remember one...can't remember who and I can't find a picture...but he had a helmet and a half-visor but it was a cage, and not the usual clear one....it was pretty ugly.

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Not even a question, Mike Foligno's bicycle helmet

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Not even a question, Mike Foligno's bycicle helmet
I think Lanny should share that one too....

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Not even a question, Mike Foligno
No way!! Those Northland "Stan Mikita" helmets were CLASSIC! Lanny McDonald, Danny Gare, oh my!

I vote for the ugly Mario Jofa of 1996. Although the 1975 Cooper helmet worn by Wayne Gretzky at the Soo in Junior hockey was pretty butt-ugly, too. Same helmet as worn by Johnny in "Slap Shot".

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I STILL wear the Jofa helmet pictured here. People seem to forget that Messier wore one for 5 seasons, too, before switching to the Winn-Well.

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No way!! Those Northland "Stan Mikita" helmets were CLASSIC! Lanny McDonald, Danny Gare, oh my!

I vote for the ugly Mario Jofa of 1996. Although the 1975 Cooper helmet worn by Wayne Gretzky at the Soo in Junior hockey was pretty butt-ugly, too. Same helmet as worn by Johnny in "Slap Shot".
Is Selanne the last NHLer to wear the Jofa model?

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Butch Gorings Helmet!!!!!!!!!

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No way!! Those Northland "Stan Mikita" helmets were CLASSIC! Lanny McDonald, Danny Gare, oh my!
I totally agree.

When I was about 8 years old (early 80's) I and most of my team had those helmets.

By far the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn, unfortunately they stopped making them.

Pretty stylish too.

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My vote goes to Butch also. One of a kind, look like home made.

In second place Eddie Shore, pretty much the same as Goring's but at least Butch had options. Shore was one of the only players wearing helmet at the time.

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a close battle between foligno's hat and the one currently rocked by anson carter and kenny jonsson

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Butch Gorings Helmet!!!!!!!!!

As soon as I saw the question, I thought of Butch !!!
If you didn't you're simply too young. Anything else looks like a Gucci or Ralph Lauren design besides that...

 
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I think the helmet Messier wears (and Buchburger and McCarthy too I think) is the worst. Looks like someone took an industrial molding from some other type of product, put foam inside it and called it a hockey helmet.

The 80's / mid-90's Jofa "Alien Skull" helmet gets honorable mention. Selanne still wears a Jofa helmet, but it's the newer one that doesn't look as retarded (pretty sure anyway).

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Not even a question, Mike Foligno's bicycle helmet
This is exactly who I thought of when I read the title of this thread.

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What's wrong with the Jofa 390? I think it's really great... looks classy.


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Butch's hemet was a "lucky helmet". He'd had it since he was a kid. It was basically useless as a means of protecton. L.A. announcers used to joke about how it was really nothing but layers of paint holding together pieces of plastic. You gotta love a guy with that kind of commitment, even if it is only to a piece of equipment.

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Consider this contest OVER.

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Consider this contest OVER.

you should see the hack paintjob he has on it this year

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Agree w/ the Foligno assessment. It looks terrible...

I don't like the Gretzky broomball lid either.

If you want to bring in goalie "helmets", I think Mike Liut's helmets were the absolute worst.

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the cooper XL7s deserve a vote too I would think?

I owned one myself back in the day, but they were ugly

I'm not sure which NHLers wore them...I think Craig Ramsay for one

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Christian Ruutu had a bad one also.

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I have some old crappy Jofa helmet from 10 years ago that is all beat up and the screws pop out and stuff, it's pretty funny actually. I wear it when I play goalie in street hockey now, except there's a throat protector on it, and I put duct tape on the straps and screws to make sure it doesn't just fall apart on my head like it has in the past.:p

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the cooper XL7s deserve a vote too I would think?

I owned one myself back in the day, but they were ugly

I'm not sure which NHLers wore them...I think Craig Ramsay for one
Is this infamous "toilet bowl" model from the 70's?

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you should see the hack paintjob he has on it this year

my goodness its bad isnt it.

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