A kid in New Hampshire has developed stealth goalie pads, which he claims have increased his save percentage.Â Stupid, but novel…. not unlike Gary Bettman.Â What do I think, you beg?Â Over the years I have used many different leg pad designs including a white maple leaf inset, white triangle insets, slashes, and all other manner of designs.Â Right now I use black pads with no white at all.Â I highly doubt that my GAA was as well-serviced by my equipment as it was by my skill level and/or fitness at any given time, but a number of hockey gear makers will let you customize the artwork and look of your pads, including Stomp.Â Give it a try.Â Try some polka dots and see how long it takes to get beat up.
Today, it was revealed unto me that Miss Virginia, Tara Wheeler, is in fact a goalie.Â Yes.Â I repeat.Â There was a one in fifty chance that the winner of the Miss America pageant held this weekend would be a goalie.Â Just think — they only narrowly averted having someone with an actual ability win the pageant!
Frankly, I don’t know how she does it.Â I gave up wearing my tiara on the ice years ago, and now for special occasions (such as when it’s well below freezing, nighttime, and I am on a backyard rink somewhere in Kelowna) I wear a toque.
Also today I became buddies with Alexander Ovechkin.Â On twitter.Â Which is almost as good as being his fake friend on Facebook or MySpace.Â A couple of years ago your humble author ran into Caps’ owner Ted Leonsis in San Francisco and I cheerfully asked whether he could release Ovi to spare with my summer league team.Â He said that he and Ovi were a package deal and he thought I should ask the Sedins.Â They could use the practice, we agreed, but I didn’t think they’d enjoy being on our second line.
I know there is a really creative way in which I could combine these three stories, however it is late and I have things to do, people.