Originally Posted by Maggie3and Me
Thank you for the kind words and I agree with you about bigjack and a lot of the other posters here.
When bigjack talked about the goalie equipment, I chuckled. I remember seeing goalies like Glenn Hall, Terry Sawchuck, Ed Giacomin, Gump Worsley, to name a few, play with out masks. In fact Jacques Plante was the first to wear a mask in 1959, while he was with Montreal .Their equipment as far as pads and gloves and blockers were also quite a bit smaller.
These are some of the things I wanted people to come here and share. I think that by talking about any thing and not having to stay to a topic gives us a chance to speak to a lot of different things. Sometime another persons post might trigger a memory you have. Here, would be a place to share those memories with fans of the game, both young and old.
I hope to see you here a lot. We all have a lot to contribute.
M3M : goalies (some) used to use a baseball catchers MIT , blockers were wood covered with leather and stuffed with horse hair (to cut down on rebounds) the goalie pads were all stuffed with horse hair (got heavy as he!! when wet)..
This summer I sold a pair of CCM Tacks that were 50 years old at a yard sale had a pair of gloves (all leather) just as old that were in mint condition , the guy that bought them could not stop shaking when he got them , he said his grandfather had been looking for the skates and gloves for a long time .
The equipment was no even close to today's bulletproof stuff that all the players wear today , when you look back at the equipment ( still have my elbow pads and jock) and compare it to the equipment players wear in the game now you wonder how the He!! we ever survived , but then one word pops right in your mind "RESPECT" for each other .....