Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 02/08/13 at 10:29 PM ET
from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star,
Perhaps by now you’ve seen the viral video of Carey Price, the Montreal Canadiens goaltender.
In the footage Price is seen ungracefully absorbing a puck to the family jewels. The damage is done by an innocuous-looking wrist shot from teammate Lars Eller in warmups for Wednesday’s game against the Boston Bruins. Price, after he takes the hit, sprawls on his stomach in apparent agony. After slowly gathering himself, he leaves the ice in a door-slamming huff....
For those of us who have not been there, Price’s dance to the edge of reproductive viability was worth more than a few hardy-hars. It also begged a serious question: When will goalie jock straps be big enough to end such misery?
Goalie jocks, if you don’t get a regular look at them, are massive. If the protective cups worn by players are the equipment equivalent of a Tim Hortons medium, the models donned by the men who patrol the crease are a 7-Eleven Super Big Gulp. In the dressing room, both player and goalie jocks are known as “cans,” but you could easily mistake one of the goalie versions for a codpiece that fell off the Michelin Man.
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