Finding the Right Level of Motivation

April 30, 2009

The latest in a series of videos of sports psychologist Adam Naylor discussing the mental part of the goaltending. Here Naylor discusses finding the right level of motivation for the goalies.


Saves of the Week (Playoff Week II)

April 30, 2009

Playoff goalies performing their best in the second week of the 2009 NHL playoffs.


Brians Custom Goalie Gear

April 30, 2009

Here at Players Bench we ordered several sets of custom goal gear from Brians that just arrived at the warehouse. The first is for a local association, Front Range.

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The second is a tribute to those of us at Players Bench with the Irish ancestry – we’re calling it the “Mic Pad”

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Brians custom work is really incredible. Done in the highest of quality, the custom work is done using their new incredible Zero G line of pads..

 If you are looking for a real custom look, look no further than Brians.


Tim Thomas: Family Sacrifice

April 26, 2009

How does any goalie in good conscious not root for Tim Thomas? His perseverance has been well-documented: from his path to the NHL to the nightly highlight reels of his keeping the puck out-of-the-net. There is no quit in Tim Thomas. He is the consummate warrior and should be an inspiration to all young goalies.

Tim’s family made many sacrifices for him to live his dream of playing competitive hockey as the linked video reports.

Humans like to see good people do well particularly if they have struggled along their journey. Tim Thomas and his family faced many adversities along the path, so, as the Bruins march towards the Cup this spring, cheer for Thomas as he, and his family, have paid their dues and deserve a shot at the Cup.


Players Bench Annual Goalie Day Announced

April 24, 2009

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Saves of the Week (Playoff Week 1)

April 24, 2009

Top ten saves of the first week of the 2009 NHL playoffs. Quick gloves and feet on all of them.


Saves of the Week (04.14)

April 18, 2009

Best saves from the final week of the N HL regular season. Carey Price with two including a great glove as he slid across the crease facing a 2-1 (active hands are a must). Each goalie in Boston making great saves as well. Ten great saves to finish a great NHL regular season. Now… the playoffs were the saves will be even more spectacular since the Cup is on the line….