I’m way late on doing this one. I was cleaning up some space on my external hard drive when I ran up on my ‘goalie’ folder from the 2009-2010 season. These were before I starting taking my good camera to the games on a regular basis, so they’re not great, but they’re goalies, and what gets much better than that?
While I absolutely love hockey, I’m a goalie lover at heart. Last season I was down at the glass for warmups for many of the other teams that came to town to get some of their goalie shots.
This is just a small collection of some of my favorites from the season, in random order and no particular grouping.
VERY few, probably only about three of these guys are still playing for the team that they were when these were taken, but most are still around in the NHL on other teams now. Brodeur is still in New Jersey, Tim Thomas is still in Boston, Tuuka Rask is still in Boston, Quick is still in LA and right now in 2012, he’s moving onto to Round 3 in the 2012 NHL Playoffs as soon as there’s a Game 7 tonight between Washington Caps and their baby phenom goalie, Braden Holtby, and NY Rangers and King Lundqvist. We are getting close to a new Lord Stanley’s Cup Team.
Now, onto a few goalies from back in the day.
Of course, I have to start with the beloved MOOSE! This was one that I took of him during one of our games then took it to a practice session and he signed it for me. The original is framed and one of my favorite things.
Islanders Martin Biron – The eyes!
Dewayne Roloson – Islanders
Dallas Stars – Marty Turco
NJ Devils – Martin Brodeur
Ryan Miller, Miller Time, just loving on the lid
Roloson, NY Islanders
Dallas Stars – Turco
Islanders Roloson, getting in the zone
VoKoun, Florida Panthers
Mr. Brodeur Hi Marty
Florida Panthers – Scott Clemmensen
More Scott Clemmensen
DeSauliers Edmonton Oilers
Josh Johnson, Gwinnett Gladiators. I got this one at a Thrashers practice session in Duluth
Nikolai Khabibulen, The Bulin Wall
Khabibulin! and Kerry and Virginia in the background taking pics
LaLime, we called him “Leaky Lalime” that nite, as he let in several goals
Again with the Biron Eyes!
Chris Mason, as a St. Louis Blues Goalie pre Thrashers
Ryan Miller, Miller Time!
The Moose and Toskala Talking
Mr. Brodeur, Hi Marty! NJ Devils
Quick, LA Kings
Ryan Miller (went on to be Team USA Olympic Goalie)
Nikolai Khabibulen, The Bulin Wall Edmonton Oilers
THE TIM THOMAS, TT, Boston Bruins!
Vesa Toskala, Calgary Flames
HI Marty. Marty Turco, Dallas Stars
Marty Turco, Dallas Stars
Tuuka Rask, Boston Bruins
Tuuka Rask, Boston Bruins, Trolling
Tuuka Rask, Boston Bruins
Kari “Kaarpa” Lehtonen