September 25, 2003

Goldorak masquerading as Garth Snow: ...or so says Marty Brodeur, referring to the ever increasing net coverage of the Islander tender. Marty criticizes the complaints he's heard from goalies about the new regulations of their equipment. Now if only his sister in-law could've attached plastic foils to close the space between her....

posted by garfield to hockey at 09:15 AM - 19 comments

Hey, great post. I didn't know he writes. I might buy the Tuesday, er, mardi, Journal de Montreal for his articles. One television pundit showed footage of Patrick Roy as a rookie and then as two years ago with bigger equipment but he didn't mention that Patrick Roy was listed as 174 in the eighties and was listed as 190 a year or so ago. That being said, another pundit on a different station showed an NHL catching mitt; it was larger than said pundit's head and shoulders. I would prefer smaller equipment to larger nets. Tell it like it is, Martin. "Now, with the new composite sticks, he (Mats Sundin) can fire a bullet from the blue-line - and beat me from time to time." That's what we like to hear!

posted by Philfromhavelock at 09:42 AM on September 25, 2003

I'm an Isles fan but yes - smaller equipment, like it was back in the 80s would be nice. it was fine then and would be fine now for good goalies. This may be the best solution to the low scoring yet... since there will always be ways to clutch,g rab, and trap and get away with it.

posted by Bernreuther at 10:41 AM on September 25, 2003

If goalies could play the game without masks, they must be able to stop the puck with slightly smaller armor. I think Marty doesn't do the actual writing, but rather a reporter writes what he says. Either way, does Le Journal get translated? I'd like to keep up on Marty's musings.

posted by garfield at 10:42 AM on September 25, 2003

Marty shoots so well from his own crease, you have to figure that once he set up in the slot, with the way he handles his stick he was almost guaranteed to score five-hole before his sister-in-law could close it down.

posted by Mookieproof at 10:44 AM on September 25, 2003


posted by Mookieproof at 10:44 AM on September 25, 2003

SpoFi: Scoring Five-hole before your sister-in-law can close it down.

posted by lilnemo at 11:34 AM on September 25, 2003

I might have posted this story here once or twice before, but what the fits the thread...

posted by MeatSaber at 11:42 AM on September 25, 2003

MeatSaber - that was goddamned funny, thanks.

posted by vito90 at 11:50 AM on September 25, 2003

Goddamned funny indeed! If anyone is thinking of skipping Saber's link, I beg you to reconsider.

posted by 86 at 12:37 PM on September 25, 2003

Garth Snow gets slammed for having big pads. Sheesh. I remember this coming up back in 1997 when the Flyers made it to the finals. But yeah, pads should be used for protection primarily, not superfluous net obscuring.

posted by gspm at 12:46 PM on September 25, 2003

scoring five-hole - bad Hoser lexicon for getting laid. Other bad Hoserisms - going to my room to "pull the goalie'.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:49 PM on September 25, 2003

....which usually involves icing.

posted by garfield at 02:03 PM on September 25, 2003

Here's a link for anyone else who didn't get the Goldorak reference. Hilarious.

posted by rcade at 02:09 PM on September 25, 2003

I remember spitting Coke all over my monitor when I read that story back then...and it still brings out a hearty chuckle now...glad to share... Now, the biggest double-entendre in hockey history is "he's gonna spend 2 minutes in the box for holding the stick"

posted by MeatSaber at 03:02 PM on September 25, 2003

Oh the wit. Basketball is also chalk full of 'going hard to the hole', 'taking it to the rim' 'serving up a facial'. Or another double entendre - "2 minutes in the box for closing the hand on the puck." Ha, ha.. uh, wait a minute.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 03:38 PM on September 25, 2003

a good friend of mine once quipped how porn could be set to sports commentary....i think it'd be the funniest porn ever.

posted by garfield at 04:09 PM on September 25, 2003

Yeah, I know that kid, Garf. MeatSaber, that link was fantastic.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:16 PM on September 25, 2003

There's always the classic Rizzuto voice over during Meatloaf's Paradise by the Dashboard Light...

posted by billsaysthis at 06:18 PM on September 25, 2003

Also, Meatsaber, your screen name is very disturbing. Very.

posted by Samsonov14 at 07:19 PM on September 25, 2003

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