Triumph books has a real winner here. The photos are incredible. Bernie Parent was a winner but at the start of his career it simply wasn’t the case. As he and Stan Hochman, a legendary Philadelphia writer/reporter point out. I know goalies can take a few years to mature. Checkout this snippet and you’ll see why. This is a huge part of the equation for any netminder.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Chris Chelios, Mike Emrick, Ed Snider, Gary Suter and Keith Tkachuk will be enshrined as the United States Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2011 it was announced today by USA Hockey. The five-member class will be formally installed into the Hall in Chicago this fall, with a date to be announced in the near future.
I keep hearing and reading about “pressure” when Ilya Bryzgalov’s name comes up and I disagree that he will have more pressure on him. I understand that places like Phoenix and Anaheim aren’t media hotbeds but when a top-notch Russian goalie makes it to the NHL they don’t do it with little fanfare, they are constantly under a microscope in the Russian newspapers and when they play internationally in big time tournaments and in some cases the 2002 Olympics where he earned a bronze medal.
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