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Hey everybody, I hope your doing great wherever you may be! Today I’ve got an article about who in my opinion have been the 3 best goaltenders at the 2013 World Junior Championships and why.

So here is a diagram with some pictures and about the goalies I have picked and why I picked them. 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.

Top World Junior Goalies So Far

 

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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 I think the goalies for Team Canada will be at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

So here is a diagram with some pictures about the goalies. 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.

Who are Team Canada’s World Junior Goalies?

 

So I hope you enjoy this article about the goalies I think will play for Team Canada at the World Juniors this Christmas.

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Hey everybody, I hope your doing great wherever you may be! Today I’ve got an article about some of the best and most popular goaltending items out on the market that you can buy for this holiday season.

So here is a diagram with some pictures and about the items that I picked out. 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 about some of the best and most popular goalie items out there for the 20102 holiday season.

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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.

PLEASE DO NOTE that all pictures belong to their respective owners and are from NHL.com and I am in no way, shape or form are trying to infringe on any copyright material.

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

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Hey everybody, I hope your doing great wherever you may be! Here is an article for those of you who are having a tough time choice a butterfly or hybrid style pad or just looking to learn more about the two.

So here is a diagram with some pictures and information about the pads along with some pictures of goalies in the NHL rocking these pads. PLEASE DO NOTE that all pictures belong to their respective owners and are from NHL.com and I am in no way, shape or form trying to infringe on any copyright material.

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So I hope you enjoy this article on the differences between butterfly and hybrid style goal pads.

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Hey everybody, I hope your doing well wherever you may be! For my first post I thought what could possibly be better than an up close look and description for what Jonathan Quick is using between the pipes, lets get started.

First of all I just wanted to let everybody know that below is the Jpeg files of Quick setup I made for those of you who are visual learners or just too lazy to read the article itself (kinda like myself), here it is.

Heres the picture for those of you who are visual learners

Too start off, lets begin with Jonathan’s goal pads. Quick uses Vaughn V4 7600 Professional custom goal pads, some of his mods include…

-Stock V4 Protection        -One break below the knee, both internal and external and no breaks above the knee     -Narrow V2 leg channel      -Top 2 straps are both nylon click-in straps, one of which is below the knee on inside and other is above the knee on the outside       -Custom V4 graphic with alternate coloured “dragon tails” on the left and right pads       -Quick typically goes through 3 pairs of pads per season and takes 2 practices to break them in before using them in games

Now we’ll go to his blocker and catch gloves..

-Stock V4 7600 Blocker and goes through 8 of them per season     -Stock V4 catch glove with the top of the T-web stiffened and Quick goes through 8 gloves per season alongside 3 practice glove with extra protection

Now for his Warrior Swagger goal stick…..

-Quick’s goal stick is almost identical to the retail version except a slight tweak to the stand mid-curve at the toe   -26.5′ paddle, 29.5″ Shaft and a lie of 14      -The color pattern is the same as the retail version       -Quick goes through over 100 sticks per season, I’m not even kidding!

Now Quick’s Vaughn Epic 8800 Chest Protector….

-Pro 2010 stock model    -Large sized chest protector with medium sized arms     -Additional 1/8″ of low density foam behind the forearms and bicep floaters

and last but not least, the skates that give Jonathan the most explosive powerful pushes in the world….

-Bauer Supreme One100 skates with One60 cowlings      -Sized 10 E/A with some slight undisclosed modifications to prevent lace bites       -Quick alternates 3 sets of blades in his skates only using them for 3-4 times before getting new ones to help maintain height, power and “freshness”      -Jonathan’s skates are sharpened to 3/8″ hollow with 60-120 profile on 4mm blades

Please not that a lot of the information in this post is from InGoal Magazine and here is the link to the post

http://ingoalmag.com/news/july-2012-edition-of-ingoal-magazine/

So thats everything on Jonathan Quick’s gear setup. I hope you enjoyed this article and below is a picture with all the information above with just a little more colour and a picture of Quickie in action. Also I operate my own youtube channel so below are the links to my youtube channel, our Facebook fan page and our official twitter account!

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