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NHL sets Feb. 4 as date for new goaltender pants

The NHL has set February 4 as the date all goaltenders must be wearing their narrower-legged, proportionally-sized pants. The new was broken by TSN’s Bob McKenzie on Twitter morning: NHL has issued memo to all clubs/goalies saying all netminders must be wearing the “new” re-designed/size appropriate pants by Feb 4. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 17, 2017 Ironically, there were rumblings in the goalie community that some type of announcement was coming on Monday but when InGoal Magazine checked in with other NHL goaltenders, more than one doubted it because they had yet to have their new pants finalized or...

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Blues Backup Carter Hutton Takes Turn as Cardinals Catcher

Fans of baseball and hockey didn’t need another reason to love St. Louis Blues backup Carter Hutton after his incredible St. Louis Cardinals tribute mask for the Winter Classic, but he gave them one anyway with an impromptu and entertaining bullpen session over the weekend: Wearing the same bright yellow pads and gloves he wore in the winter classic and another new throwback mask from his longtime artist Jesse Acciacca of Jesse’s Custom Designs (images below), Hutton caught balls from a pitching machine prior to the One Nation Classic, which included a skills competition, at Busch Stadium on Sunday....

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Waived: Blue Jackets’ McElhinney, Oilers’ Gustavsson

Monday was a tough day to be a seldom-used backup goaltender in the NHL. The Columbus Blue Jackets placed Curtis McElhinney on waivers and the Edmonton Oilers did the same with Jonas Gustavsson after each had a rough start over the weekend. Each goalie was among the least used in the NHL this season, with Gustavsson getting into seven games behind workhorse Cam Talbot, who leads the League with 37 starts, and McElhinney making seven appearances behind Sergei Bobrovsky, who trails only Talbot and San Jose’s Martin Jones with 34 starts this season. McElhinney and Gustavsson each started five times, but the...

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Andersen Retro Leafs Pads Show Power Of Digital Graphics

Like a lot of goaltenders who have played in the NHL’s outdoor games over the years, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen wanted to mark the special occasion with a unique set of equipment. For Andersen, that meant a tribute to Curtis Joseph and the Bauer Reactor pads he wore during his time with the Leafs, but Andersen had another reason for chose this particular design among the many Cujo wore in Toronto. Andersen’s father, Ernst, also wore them during his pro career in Denmark. “I was at dinner with the guys from Bauer before the season and we talked...

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NHL Goalies Share Fond Christmas Equipment Memories

Christmas has always been a special time for young goaltenders, in large part because of the key role the unique equipment has always played in igniting a passion for the position, and the guys currently playing in the National Hockey League are no exception. So while the staff at InGoal hopes all our readers got the gear they wished for this holiday season, we also wanted to check in with some of our friends in and around the NHL and reminisce about the puck-stopping presents that inspired them as kids. For Florida Panthers No.1 Roberto Luongo, the fondest Christmas...

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