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Author: Paul Campbell

Joonas Korpisalo Channels Spirit of the Union Soldier with New Mask

The rich Civil War history of Columbus, OH, is on full display in Joonas Korpisalo’s new mask. You can almost hear the large, finely detailed Union soldiers (the original blue jackets) shouting “Charge!” to the calvary. Korpisalo asked artist Sylvie Marsolais of Sylabrush for more white and fewer items than his previous mask, opting instead for bigger features like the soldiers, and the large team logo on top. He also wanted new lettering for his name on the chin, so Marsolais created a custom font, complete with a thematically appropriate star dotting the “i.” The 3D flags and backplate star give the artwork the illusion of...

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Breaking Down Bibeau’s Debut

Antoine Bibeau, currently the Toronto Maple Leafs most highly-touted goaltending prospect, got his first taste of NHL action Sunday night versus the recently demolished Colorado Avalanche. The Avs have been offensively toothless this season, so it promised to be a gentle immersion for the 22-year-old rookie. In the end, though the Leafs did dominate, Bibeau’s debut was far from a night off, as he allowed 2 goals on 28 shots in the loss. Bibeau’s first test was on a difficult tip in front:   Bibeau reads the play well. With the puck-carrier on his backhand not threatening a shot, Bibeau is ready for...

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The Shifting Depths of Frederik Andersen

Frederik Andersen was brought in this summer to extinguish the Toronto Maple Leafs Annual Goalie Panic. Instead, he stoked that fire to almost unprecedented heights over the month of October. His numbers were awful, he looked lost, and as time went on, media-proposed excuses about injury and missed training camp became less and less convincing. Something was wrong with Frederik Andersen, and Martin Biron, a former NHL goalie and current analyst for TSN, was clear about what it was: Here’s my report on Andersen. Way too far outside of his crease being way too aggressive. Relying only on size and not on save...

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Goalies 101: The Essential Guide To Understanding Position

There are a number of terms used by the goaltending community that are understood differently by different parts of the hockey community. The differences in usage and meaning can lead to confusion and can make it harder for discussions about goaltending to bear fruit. In some ways, goalies and non goalies are often talking a different language. In an attempt to clarify some of these concepts, InGoal is bringing you Goalies 101, a series that aims to explore how goalies talk about goaltending. The following articles, all authored by Clare Austin, provide a clear, through overview of indispensable goaltending concepts. Cutting Down...

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World Cup of Hockey: Price Still Right For Canada

If there is a crisis in Canadian goaltending, you won’t find evidence for it at World Cup of Hockey. Canada’s trio of Carey Price, Braden Holtby, and Corey Crawford is the deepest in the tournament, featuring the last two Vezina winners and a “third stringer” who could usurp the starter on several teams. Despite Holtby’s award-winning season, even he believes the starter’s role should go to Price, making the presumed marching order 1. Price  2. Holtby  3. Crawford. Carey Price   Games PlayedSV%5 vs 5 SV%HD SV%Record 2015-16 Pro Season12.934.939.81710-2-0 Visitors to this world might be misled by Price’s 2015-16 stat line: an MCL...

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