Monday, February 28, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Especially since sometimes we simply release them and the fans are left wondering, "now what"?
With that in mind it is always nice when you hear good news about the players who left you wondering. Here we have Zane Kalemba, a player whose travels have crossed the country.
The first time I encountered Kalemba was during his time with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. It was the Royals vs the Florida Everblades at Germain arena and Kalemba stood out the moment his skates hit the ice. What was so special you ask? Well the answer lies in his pads.
Kalemba was still sporting his collegiate gear, a bright orange colour befitting his four year career at Princeton.
Personally, I found them endearing, but Swamphockey wasn't as big of a fan.
Shortly after the trip to Florida, Kalemba got bounced around once again and found himself in a tricky situation. He ended up in Stockton, California playing for the Thunder, who after a season ending injury to Alex Stalock and the call up of Tyson Sexsmith had a spot to fill for a quality goaltender.
Zane Kalemba got a chance when starter Bryan Pitton got injured during a game versus the Ontario Reign. Since then the fans in Stockton have welcomed him whole heartedly.
Photos provided courtesy of @icebaby20.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Since Valentine's Day is characterized by chocolate and flowers, G5H has decided to feature the flower of our hearts (or some of our hearts), Marc Andre Fleury.
If you don't know Fleury, he is the #1 net minder for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
While I'm not personally a fan of the Penguins, even I have to admit that he makes some beautiful saves and if HBO's 24/7 is any indication, he is quite charming.
There is all sorts of sexiness going on right here!
Even if he did stop AO, I forgive him simply for the splits.
And finally some funny moments compiled on Youtube by HockeyGoalie3129 .
Friday, February 11, 2011
If you missed the previous post on him, you can see it here.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Actually, that's a lie I know exactly why.
That's Black Hawks prospect Joe Palmer by the way. He's currently playing for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. As you can see from this interview he did last year he's a pretty hard working guy. He's also a good guy at heart, taking time off of his busy schedule to help hand out coats to the homeless.
And we just can't forget that he's also kind enough to preform a very important service to all the female hockey fans that go to his games.
Sigh. Yes. He. Does.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Meet Chris Carrozzi. As you can see, he's quite the bendy fellow. He's an Atlanta Thrashers prospect currently playing in the ECHL. He has a decent 12-10-1-4 record, not the best in the league, but not the worst.
The problem? He appears to be the owner of the ugliest gear on Earth.
So, ladies (and fellas if you're hanging around), what do you think? Can a goalies bend-abiltiy overcome some truly horrendous taste? Or can nothing overcome the combination of burgundy and Vegas gold?