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Hey everybody, I hope your doing great wherever you may be! Today I’ve got an unboxing and preview about my new Reebok Premier 4 Set.

So I teased about a month or so ago that I was getting a new Reebok Premier 4 set over our Official Trav4oilers Twitter, Facebook page, and more. Well I got everything a couple nights ago so I’ve got some pictures for you, the specs and a small preview of what to expect.

So lets started with the pads. The pads specs are 36+2.5, Pre-curved / Double Break Core / Single Break Outer, Tight Fit Leg Channel (2 Straps, Calf Wrap), Adjustable Strapping, Shallow Soft Boot and a Soft Knee Cradle. Well with the pads, they are relatively stiffer, which is the way I like my pads. They really do slide good and have fantastic balance in the butterfly position. They rotate pretty good and really give you great feel.

Now the blocker. Well I’m a full right goaltender so the specs are as follows. Full Right, Centred Palm, Suregrip Palm, Regular Sized Palm. Pretty much as close to a stock blocker as you can get. The blocker has great finger and side hand protection and is very well balanced.

Finally the glove. Well just like the blocker, the catch glove is full right as well and the specs go as follow. Full Right, 590 Catch Angle (60 Degree Break), 2 Piece Thumb and Cuff, Webbing Strap, Game Ready Palm, Straight Tee and a Skate Laced Pocket. Well the 2 piece performs well, it isn’t too stiff but it still gives you relatively good flex. The 590 (60 Degree) Catch angle gives a real nice nature close and the Straight Tee combined with the Skate Laced pocket sucks up just about everything that enters.

Reebok Premier 4 Set Unboxing and Preview

Well I hope you enjoyed this Unboxing and (small) Preview of my new Reebok Premier 4 Set. The full review will be up in a couple of weeks. For those of you who want to see what everything looks like, just click on the diagram above. All of the pictures above are my own content.

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Hey everybody, I hope your doing great wherever you may be! Today I’ve got an article about who exactly Laurent Brossoit is and why you should start to get familiar with his name.

So here is a diagram with some pictures and numbers about Laurent Brossoit. PLEASE DO NOTE that all of these pictures belong to their respective owners and I am in no way, shape or form trying to infringe on any copyright material.

 

So I hope you enjoy this article on Laurent Brossoit and here is the link to the video of him I promised….  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwdTg1pawY4

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Hey everybody! I hope your all doing well wherever you may be. Today I’m bringing to you a preview of my new Reebok Premier 4 Pad, Glove and Blocker that I ordered and is expected to be at my doorstep around December 1st – December 21st. I know that is a pretty big window but thats the timeline Reebok gave me. For those of you who are visual learners, below is a diagram with all of the specs and 2 pictures of goalies in the NHL wearing P4 gear.

So I ordered these on September 30th and I thought very long and hard about everything from the colour zones to the specs to how sweet could I look if I changed a couple things around. So lets start off with the colour zones.

So my team for this season is the Hawks so clearly the colours I’m working with here are red, black and white. So for the leg pads I wanted to keep an all white face design but wanted to have some type of color so I got a Reebok Gusset. I got a black Reebok logo on the front and a white Reebok logo on the side of the pad. For the P4 logo, I got the P red and the 4 and the circle black.

For the blocker, I did the same by getting an all white face but I really wanted to get coloured finger protection but I asked Reebok to mod it so the front fingers would be red and the thumb could be white but they couldn’t do that so I just got that white but when I do get the blocker I’m gonna put some red sock tape on the finger protection and try to make it look decent. As for the logos I got a black Reebok logo on the front and on the back I got a Black Reebok Logo with a red trim. For the P4 log, I got the p black and the 4 and the circle red.

As for the catch glove I stuck with the same theme as the rest, getting an all white face. On the back I really wanted to get a coloured tee but this year Reebok changed it so that with a coloured tee you have to get a coloured tee bar so again I asked Reebok to mod it but they could so I just got that all white but when I do get the glove I do intend on putting some red sock tape on the tee to give it some color. As for the logo I got a black Reebok logo on the front and a black Reebok Logo on the back with a red trim. For the P4 logo, I got the p black and the 4 and the circle red. I also got a skate laced pocket on the glove because it does help to “widen” the pocket and is extremely stylish.

 

Now lets talk about the specs. For the specs lets start with the leg pads. I got a 36″ + 2.5″ sizing because a lot of big guys like Mike Smith, Pekka Rinne and Ben Bishop all use 36″ pad up to the knee so myself being 6’4 I think that’ll be just right. As for the thigh rise 2.5 seemed perfect to help me out in narrow butterfly situations and will leave no wholes in a wide butterfly.  For the flex I really like my pads to curl in so I stuck with a Pre curved double break core and single break on the outside roll. For my boot, I look it nice and soft so when I stretch out and do the splits I get maximum coverage and I like the boot to be shallow that way it sits higher on my skates. For the leg channel I got the tight fitted one because I like my leg channel to be tight and give me ultimate control as opposed to say an open leg that kind of fumble around. For the strapping system I got adjustable so I could try multiple strap options and really find what I like best. For the knee I really liked the soft feel the P4’s in the local PHL, they had a soft “tempurpedic” feel so I went with there knee quick release soft knee cradle.

Now lets talked about the catch glove. First off I am a full right goaltender so as you could imagine I got the full right option. For the catch angle I got the regular 590 degree break which is the equivalent of a 60 degree catch, I liked it in the past so I stuck with it and I also added an extra inch to the pocket to make it a little bit more deeper. I also got a 2 pice thumb and cuff because I never have liked the one piece option, I find it a little bit stiff, theres no flexibility and just isn’t for me. The 2 piece offers great flexibility and overall feels a lot more balanced in my option. The rest is pretty much stock, I got the webbing strap, straight T, game ready glove and like I said before a skate laced pocket.

For the blocker, mine is as close to the stock blocker as you can get. I got a full right blocker and regular sized, centred suregrip palm. 1 mod I plan on doing when I get the blocker is replace the lacing on the side with a skate lace.

Currently the gear that I am using is kind of old but kind of new. I have a pair of 37″+ 1″ Bauer Supreme One80 goal pads. Bauer Vapor X60 blocker and a RBK P1 glove. Obviously I think its safe to assume a complete improvement in the glove department and I really believe the rest of the equipment is without a doubt the best on the market. Once I get everything you can expect a full unboxing of everything and a couple weeks later individual reviews for each piece of equipment.

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So I hope you enjoy this article on what the 2012-13 NHL Season could have been!

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Hi everybody, I hope your all doing good wherever you may be! Here is an article on what exactly makes Carey Price so good and why he is everybody’s favourite goalie.

So down below this is a visual diagram of what makes Carey so good for those of you who are more “visual learners”.

Here is a picture for those of you who are more “visual learners”

So Lets start with the most important part of being a goaltender and that is the mental strength. Without a doubt what makes Carey so good, so consistent and so much more is his mental strength. For example when a goalie has a 40-50 shutout/win, the next game is how you can tell whether that goalie strong mentally or not because if hes not, everything will go straight to his head and it will reflect his GAA, Sv% and overall performance and the same goes for a bad goal, we all can remember the goal Derek Morris scored on Jonathan Quick in the Western Conference final from center ice this year? Well after that you couldn’t even tell that the goal happened to Quick and that is the type of Mental Toughness Carey Has. Thats very similiar to when Carey let in a softy on the 1st shot of the 1st preason game in 2010-11, fresh off of the Halak/Price wars and after that Carey had what I think was by far the best season of his young career too date.and his stats prove it.

Now Carey’s stick work. One of Carey’s biggest assets are his intelligent stick usage, he uses his stick to block pucks from going across the crease occasionially but its mostly when he is using his stick to guide pucks into the corners exactly where he wants them but more importantly where they need to be. Carey also uses a paddle down method to defend against rap arounds and to block parts of the net on fast cross crease passes that he can’t react to and/or can’t defend against.

How could I forget about Carey’s lightning quick glove hand. A lot of people ask how Carey has such a quick glove hand and its fairly simple. It starts with a lower glove position building coverage from the bottom up which is the entire goal of the butterfly goaltender, combine that with a more outward glove position which takes away the angle and lightning quick reflexes and you have one of the best gloves in the league.

Now is Carey’s leg work which a lot of people idol over. Lots of people say how Carey has such a “sexy” butterfly and rarely gets beat down low, well it starts with knowng when to use a narrow and a wide butterfly, He uses a narrow to put pucks to the corners on sharp angles and give the illusion of an open five hole while putting his knees and heels together. Carey then uses a wide butterfly when theres no high risk if he were too kick out a rebound into the slot or when going into a block in tight or when he cannot see.

Noware Carey’s pushes and these are without a doubt what makes him so popular and why everybody wants to be Carey Price. Now what makes Carey’s play so appealing and has people drooling over how “he makes it look so easy and effortless” is because of every- thing he is doing down low. It starts with using his hole entire foot when doing backside pushes across the crease and he pushes almost exactly the right amount to get to where he needs to be next and has least amount of movement to do in his next push. But its really when he pushes (whether its a T-push, shuffle, backside push or anything else) he is not moving his arms an inch, only his core moves when he rotates and his legs when he pushes.

So I hope you enjoyed my article on what exactly makes Carey Price so good! Below this are a couple of links for my youtube channel, our official twitter account for the channel and our Facebook fan page so please be sure to subscribe, like and follow! All pictures are courtesy of NHL.com

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Drew MacIntyre

Posted: February 16, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Other

Drew MacIntyre

The Good: MacIntyre is a tall, lanky butterfly style netminder. He has very sharp reflexes, and his vision through traffic is exceptional. He is able to either grab a hold of pucks or deflect them out of harms way, into the corner, showing that his rebound control is very solid. He was rarely ever caught out of position, and was bursting with confidence out there. His skating wasn’t fantastic, but his strength in his legs more than made up for it. He is able to come across the crease with ease. He loves to come out and challenge, and is always communicating with his defense. He is great down low, and not very many pucks sneak through without him noticing. He has a proven track record at the junior and minor-pro levels. Quality AHL goaltender. (more…)