‘When Goalies Were Weird’ is a six-part narrative podcast from theScore about some of the most fascinating characters in NHL history. Host John Matisz profiles unforgettable ‘90s-era goalies by talking to former NHL stars, Hockey Hall of Famers, coaches, broadcasters, and executives. These goalies played when the position was undergoing a revolution in style and substance - the butterfly goalie replaced the stand-up, and equipment got bigger and lighter. The old guard's quirks and the new guard's innovations melded together to produce an era of pure chaos inside and outside the blue paint.
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.
A great idea finally a sports podcast that’s not the same old humdrum
Only one episode in but love it already!