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Old 03-22-05, 11:18 PM
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Hockey question: Attacking the goalie, when can it be done?

I was watching a hockey game last weekend (NAHL, basically 17 to 19 year olds from around the country) and the goalie for the other team took a cheap shot to one of the local players with his stick, knocking out four teeth. A brawl broke out and the goalie was ejected from the game.

It's possible that the teams will meet again in the playoffs.

So... what happens if the local team meets up with this goalie again, and just pick one guy to beat the crap out of him?
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Old 03-22-05, 11:35 PM
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Only if the two goalies go at it... that is the only pure way...
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Old 03-23-05, 12:33 AM
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Most likely a guy from the other team will take a run at the goalie if he comes out to play the puck or even if he's just in the crease, which will start another brawl (see Anaheim/Calgary from a few years back) Or whoever the enforcer is can just jump him and pound the crap out of him.

Goalies nowadays are a far cry from what they used to be when it comes to fighting and the rough stuff. There are some exceptions like Burke, Snow, Cloutier, Emery etc..
Back in the 70s and 80s you had goalies like Ron Hextall and Billy Smith chopping everything that came near the crease. They wouldn't have any problems dropping their gear and going after guys.

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Old 03-23-05, 03:57 AM
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What will most likely happen is that if anyone attacks the goalie, one of his teammates will jump in the kick the guy's ass. And then, as TheNightFlier says, a brawl will start. Most players will not let their goalie get attacked.

And gawd, I miss Ron Hextall.
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Well if you ask Tyler Hirsch of the Minnesota Gophers apparently one can do it even when the there is no goalie in the new. Those of you that saw the CC UMN game know what I mean, I'll try to get a video!
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Trying to fight a goalie is useless anyway, they have so much padding on that it is so hard to reach them and then they can hardly feel it.
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Old 03-23-05, 11:21 PM
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I have to agree with Corleone the only true way for a goalie to fight is with another goalie. It's an unwritten rule of hockey. And the only way two goalies will fight is if it's an all out brawl with everyone on the ice fighting. It doesn't happen often but when it does it's amazing.
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Old 03-24-05, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by solipsta
And gawd, I miss Ron Hextall.
Funny, I loved watching Felix Potvin beat the hell out of him!
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Funny, I loved watching Felix Potvin beat the hell out of him!
So I can add you to the list of people that miss him, too?
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How to fight a goalie:
http://movies05.archive.org/1/movies...schCC.mpg.mpeg
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Old 03-24-05, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bell65
Wow..first time I've seen it, really odd.
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Old 03-25-05, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by solipsta

And gawd, I miss Ron Hextall.
Me too

Roy used to rough it up a bit, as did Belfour. But when it came to just being a bad ass w/ a big stick, Hexy was the King of his time.
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If I was coach I'd have one of my guys beat the shit out of one of their skilled players and make sure to tell the opposing goalie he was the cause.
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Old 03-26-05, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by brkhrt7
If I was coach I'd have one of my guys beat the shit out of one of their skilled players and make sure to tell the opposing goalie he was the cause.
Yes cause then a player from the opposing team beats the hell out of one your first liners, thus solving nothing.
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Originally Posted by Bell65
I heard about that but hadn't seen the video until now, thanks for posting it.
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