I would think any fan of the game would know the answer to that question.
To the long list of marginalized segments of society, be sure to include a group of athletes that is widely misunderstood, and often ridiculed. Decked in cumbersome pads and colorful masks, hockey goalies are derided as an eccentric breed, a group whose very existence is defined by a willingness to ignore a basic human impulse
Most of us see an object hurtling in our direction at speeds of 100 mph and think, "Duck." A goalie wants only to get in the way.
"We're looked at as psychos," said Tom Natoli...
..."People don't understand. They say, 'Why do you do that? Why do you stand in front of those things?' "
Well, if you haven't figured it out by now the answer is because goalies are different.... Very different.
BUZZING AROUND THE NET:
NHL sets ANOTHER Attendance record Annus Horribilis The best rookie NOT named Sidney, Alex or Dion NHL no longer on thin Ice
And last but not least it's...
My Hockey Mom Can Beat Up Your Soccer Mom.That certainly was true of my mom.