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And speaking of swoontastic goalies (you know where this is going, right?)
The best part is when he mentions Cody Bass. ;)
The AHL needs to get it together on the Skills Competition now that the NHL's competition is so improved (IMO, anyway. I know as many people who don't agree with that assertion as those who do.)
It's also a bitch for goalies where I don't feel like it's quite as bad in the NHL skills competition. The 3-on-0 thing and the Rapid Fire thing are just nasty for the goalies. Though I do think a couple of goalies should throw in on the fastest skater, because that's way funny to watch.
I also demand that AHLers get to skate through a curtain of smoke with their name and (possibly the wrong) team superimposed on it. In fact, I'm gonna have that shit installed at my front door. Ring the doorbell and WOOSH, I appear through MS.CONDUCT, BITCHES! smoke.
Also bad ass is John Curry's mask, which you can see here at IGM. OoooMG, scary angry shiny penguin!!!
As much as I love having my own team in women's league, I think I need to go back to keeping to myself before games. My focus is so easily rattled by conversation in the room, even the most innocuous, I think it's best if I just get dressed and get outta there and clear my head by myself.
Yep. I'm THAT goalie now.
Got my usual drop-in tonight and then a WL game tomorrow, but not against Captain Hat Trick's team, so I'm planning to just get in The Zone and stop all the pucks. That's easy, right? :)
During the pre-game crap for the NHL, they had King Henrik talking about his glove and how he's got a split-T style where the back of the netting isn't solid. Apparently that helps him keep the puck in the glove better because, as he said, his glove hand isn't that good. (Fuck me, man, what is MINE if HIS isn't that good?)
So, I've decided I need that. :) Now I just need someone to buy me this $400 glove (solid white, please) that I basically use to block shots and cover pucks with since I can't catch anything. No big deal.
Finally started phase two of Goalie Training Goddess Maria Mountain's Rapid Response Goalie Training today. The first phase was easy 20-minute segments. Things are ramping up now with copious squats interspersed with upper body stuff, which I love.
Well, I don't love upper body stuff because I'm a total marshmallow up top, but I'm glad she includes it, both because it's a break and because I need it.
Get this: I can't do one single push-up correctly. Oh boy. I told you: marshmallow. But I love that I'm HAVING to do them. I will get better and it will be awesome.
The other thing I decided is that I was being stupid before trying to alternate these workouts around my playing schedule. Neither is so difficult that one should preclude me from doing the other on the same day. Sure, I had jello legs after this morning's session, but I've done goalie clinic and a game right after and that's harder than this.
So, princess is gettin' after it. Looking forward to reviewing the program either here or at IGM at some point.
It's both tough and easy to be a goalie while writing (sometimes hard messages) about other goalies. But I finally had to take Khudobin to task Saturday for his unfocused play pretty much all season in the AHL.
It's tough because I know how hard it is. And it's probably even harder than I know. But it's also easy because I do understand the position pretty well and the the goalie mindset and what inspires vs. sapping your inspiration. And I understand why he's playing the way he is because I've done it all wrong myself, too.
It's also tough because people are protective of goalies they love, and lots of people love Anton, and rightly so. Heck, he's the only one last season I wasn't sticking voodoo pins in trying to make a spot for Brusty to move up to Houston permanently. He's a guy I'll follow throughout his career.
But that means I have to be honor that love and be as honest and thoughtful and hyperbole-free as I can when I have to write something like that. I have to be able to stand behind it and it took most of the season to build up enough "evidence" to feel comfortable doing that.
Anyway, not really a point there (sorry), just a little hockey writer musing. Much like I'm learning goaltending, I'm learning that craft as well. Unfortunately it's not all Blingee'd up pics of Brusty. That would be fun though...
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