Tangents With Toby
Tangents With Toby

Episode · 2 years ago

NHL Goalies- Top 5 Favorite

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

*Audio has been improved*

I admit my air conditioning in my van made it a little annoying to listen to which if you pass that annoyance, it's a great episode because I give you my top 5 favorite NHL goalies of all time 

So after my interview last week massively failed, I actually had a back up plan and did my fan poll top 5. Enjoy -Mike Vernon -Patrick Roy -Dominik Hasek -Tyler Moss -Ron Hextall

Welcome everybody to another episode of Tangents with Toby. How are you doing? I will be your host for today and let me just say I appreciate you guys for tune in in. Last week I had a special guest. We recorded an hour. Shows Great, it was powerful, but when I went back to listen to it, there was a little bit of issues with the sound quality and I personally didn't feel that it'd be right to release it to you. There was way too many puffs from peas and bees. Hopefully that picked up, and I just didn't feel it was proper or to the point where you guys should listen to it. If I turned off after two minutes. I know for the fact that you guys want to turn it off long...

...freaking time ago. It was literally that bad. There was times where the puffs of air was like three within two seconds, like it was just it was unbearable. So today I decided you guys need a show, so I am going to be doing a little so to make you go Huh Huh, it is the top five. Well, the catch with this top five is I set a pull out a couple weeks ago for you guys to pick what top five. You want me to do five favorites? What's a five favorite or five worst? Something to deal with video game consoles, five best video...

...game soundtracks, five favorite motocrossers, as well as five favorite NHL goalies. So it went on for what was it? Five days, I do believe, and I almost were shocked on the outcome of it. Oh crap, it's not there anymore. HMM. Oh well, the part that really really shocked me was the outcome, because nowadays it's very strong with video games and music and things like that, but the NHL goalies actually won the pole, followed by the consoles, soundtracks the motocross. So here we go. I took the five favorite NHL goalies and I decided to tell you and break him...

...down why I like. Some of the reasons they are a little cheesy, but it is my favorites. So let's get the started. On my list, in no particular order, these are the guys that I just had marked down off the top of my head. Number one, Mike Vernon. Back of the day, my favorite team was the Calgary flames, and of course sometimes you have to like the goalie for your team, which, when I liked Calgary, Mike Vernon was basically the goalie from the start too when he got traded, so he was kind of like my idle grown up. He's one of the reasons why I liked being a goalie for hockey and if I...

...had my chance I would love to interview him, especially with him being on the team. said he was like, I don't know, it's hard to explain. He was a good goalie. He's like five nine, so he was short. But you also have to realize back in the late s and early s goalies weren't tall because they thought that short goalies had a massive advantage for being small, being quick and going from there. Well, sometimes it's true and sometimes not, especially if you could compare goalies from the past goalies from today. Where the goalies today, the average is like six foot two, six foot four. We're back in the day the average was six foot ten. Wait, no, five foot ten. Oh, that's a brain fart, which really screwed things up. But with Vernon, he had a...

...bunch of her I'm not sure how many records he has, but he's had a lot of records with the flames being a goalie. He's even won two Stanley Cups, one with the flames, one with Detroit. So he had a pretty luxtuous career and I give am massive respect. If it wasn't for him, I don't think I'd be a goalie in anything. I can hold myself playing out, but I prefer being in at not sure why, but that's how it is. The next up online is Patrick Wha. This guy was a massive influence in so many goalies. How would you say career? Because he perfected the butterfly stands use great. He did what he could.

He has had set so many records, even though Martin Brodier came through. But when you think hockey, you think goalie, Patrick Wha has to be up there in the top five. There's no doubt about what he did for the game was just absolutely unbelievable. But the only issue that I had with Patrick Wa is sometimes his attitude has gotten to him where he would start fighting, like when Patrick Wa fought Mike Vernon. It was a little unfair advantage because Patrick Wa was a little bit taller, but my Mike Vernon stood up in keep this ass no, but serious. I don't know how that fight fight ended, but it was a pretty good fight. I give both men absolutely credit, and with Patrick, if it wasn't for him, there would...

...have been a lot of times that I'm pretty sure some things of today would have never got utilize. Why, for example, the butterfly stands. It's a stance that I use. It's great, it's quick, I love it. See, I told you. My explanation of why I like these guys is isn't just nice brilliant, but it gets on part speak it on part. The next one is Dominic Hassock. For the longest time I could not stand this guy whatsoever. I hated him with the passion I every time I played them. I are when our team, my team little, played them,...

I'd always turn it off just for the simple fact I hated him. I don't know why, but the more I watched replays of his career, his playing style wasn't Orthodonic, it wasn't clean, it wasn't crisp. Most people compared him to fish out of water, where you just flopped everywhere, pad came up saved. How did he do it? I don't know. He had to be one of the most interesting goalies to ever watch and there's so many people who try to imitate him. But they just couldn't get his style. I believe he's one of the most underrated goalies because if you go ask people from back of the day, to my day, even to today,...

...you won't think too much of them. You'll think Marty Broder, Patrick Waw, Jacques plant, then Esposito, like you will think of all these guys, and even today you'll think of Turco, Curtis Joseph, like I feel that I know Curtis Joseph is little bit earlier than that, but you get my point. I feel that Hassock will live on with the reputation and the awesome skills that he's had, but I just think that he's going to be missing out on so much more credit just because he wasn't as smooth as everybody else. He's just kind of flip flops everywhere and now I respect him...

...for what he does and you do what you can to stop the Puck, as ever ours. All right. Next, Tyler Moss, not my little brother. I'm talking about Tyler Moss, as in the NHL Goalie. Many people will basically hear the name and never put a face to that name, but he was on a few years with Calgary then he went over to Carolina, then he was playing over and what is it? The rush the League. But the reason why I like this guy was not only was he a righthanded catcher just like me, but he had potential if given the chance, an opportunity. But sadly he would never get that opportunity and he was always considered to be a backup goalie. There was one time when Slani and Korea...

...were on Anaheim Moss was a net Salani, slani pass to Korea. Korea one timed it and just out of the blue, wow, glove safe and Korea put his head down like this guy. But this is what I mean. You just he had the ability to be great, but sadly he just wasn't given the chance. Like I said, the one reason why I like them so much was but because of his glove hand. I don't that's one thing you don't notice in the NHL too much is goalies having a righthanded catchers. I think Tom Brasso had one, grant fear had one, Moss had one. I'm pretty sure. Top Five right handed goalies. Yeah, it's...

...a possibility, all right. So finally on my list, the last one is Ron Hextall, another goalie that it couldn't stand at the day, but the more I get older, the more I respect his game style. It sucks that now everybody will take a flop or we'll get hit get hurt, but yet nobody will stand there curty stand the ground. If somebody sees them, they won't go take that extra two seconds to line up prepare for the hit. There's too many goalies that. To me they're a little too soft. They think they're invincible, they think the rules don't apply to them.

Hey, here's itching, and that's one of the reason why I like Ron Heath costall. If somebody was an increase or if he didn't like something, he would tell you you'd punch you, he'd fight, he'll cross check, he would do everything in his power to take the stance of his home, where now goalies are getting bold over and getting hurt with concussions. When you're outside of the crease, you have to keep your head on a swivel. You cannot think like goalie, but you have to think like a person, like a forward or defenseman. That's what being a goalie is and depending on where you are. I can't believe how many goalies don't pay attention to their surroundings. If it freaks me out, like if my kids ever got into hockey, that would be the one thing that I would say. This is...

...your home protected. If you're outside of the crease somebody's coming towards you, you have more protection than them. Use it for your advantage. Trust me, I was one hundred and seventy five back in my playing days. I had a lot of equipment on which boosted me up past one hundred and ninety. Anyway, guys, I'm going to make this one short sweet. If you have any questions, gromments, feel free to email me at tangents with toby at gmailcom. Head over to twitter at Tangents Toby facebook. Just do a search. You'll find it tangents with toby dot wordpresscom. And next week let's see if I can create a little bit better episode, but with all your support. I thank you, guys, and you are listening to tangents with toby.

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