In this Episode of the InGoal Radio Podcast presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports we connect with 11-year NHL veteran goaltender Curtis McElhinney, who signed a two-year free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1.
McElhinney shares so many memories and great lessons from a career that was launched with a love for the equipment, started in the NHL with an eye towards taking over for Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary, almost ended with a pelvis fractured by what should have been routine crease movement with the Arizona Coyotes, and was reborn during four seasons with Sergei Bobrovsky, Ian Clark and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He talks candidly about his exit from the Toronto Maple Leafs last season — “The Toronto thing sucked,” he says, “It sucked.” — a remarkable run to the Eastern Conference Final with the Carolina Hurricanes, why taking a surprise offer from Tampa Bay was an easy decision, and how his equipment, game and mindset have all evolved along the way.
We also meet back up with our freshly married gear expert, Cam Matwiv, who foregoes his honeymoon to not only walk us through the complete Bauer mask lineup, but also go over the crucial elements of finding a mask that fits properly and will keep you safe. It’s all in this week’s episode of the InGoal Radio Podcast, presented by The Hockey Shop Source for Sports in Surrey and thehockeyshop.com