When Goalies Were Weird
By Score Media and Gaming
When Goalies Were WeirdDec 27, 2021
Finale: Martin Brodeur, Garth Snow, Damian Rhodes, Jim Carey
Jim Carey stockpiled individual awards before quitting the game in his mid-20s. Damian Rhodes stood out as eccentric on a team filled with superstitious players. Garth Snow talked trash without remorse and fought enforcers. Martin Brodeur was a transcendent talent whose jolly presence made him unique. These are their stories.
Curtis Joseph was the loveable workhorse among 1990s-era goalies. He was a down-to-earth star who thrived in hectic, pressure-filled playing environments. After an improbable rise through the ranks, "Cujo" manned the crease in 19 NHL seasons for six teams, most notably the Blues, Oilers and Maple Leafs. This is his story.
Eddie 'The Eagle' Belfour was the dogged perfectionist, a tireless competitor whose intensity was unrivaled. Belfour, who played for five NHL teams, most notably Chicago, Dallas, and Toronto, meticulously prepared for games. He was a warrior on the ice and a wild card off it. This is his story.
Ron Hextall was the ultimate disrupter, a fierce goalie who entertained with a unique skill set. During two lengthy stints in Philadelphia, as well as short stays in Quebec City and New York, Hextall revolutionized puck handling for netminders while rarely shying away from a fight. This is his story.
Patrick Roy was the biggest and loudest superstar among 1990s-era goalies. He was the total package - skilled, smart, clutch, innovative and, of course, cocky. He won four Stanley Cups, two apiece in Montreal and Colorado, while helping popularize the now-ubiquitous butterfly style. This is his story.
Dominik Hasek will go down as one of the greatest goalies of all-time and the most unusual. Few could have predicted the 199th selection in the 1983 NHL Draft from Pardubice, Czechoslovakia would end up a hockey rock star in Buffalo and a six-time Vezina Trophy winner. This is his story.
Introducing When Goalies Were Weird
From theScore comes a narrative podcast series detailing the remarkable lives and careers of NHL goalies who redefined the position in the '90s, hosted by John Matisz.