Last time we visited those who manned the Islanders’ nets, we were staring down the final year of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. They were the ballsy, daffy men who put themselves at risk of injury to stop near-weaponized rubber.
Today, well…oy. Swirling around us are the incubating rumors of a move to Borough #2, beautiful Queens. This crap…whatever. We don’t have time for that today.
Instead, let’s play everyone’s* favorite game, Can You Tell A Goalie By His Gear In A Series Of Poorly MSPaint’ed Pictures? Based on a game, based on a game created during the 2013 NHL Lockout, this will test the darkest corners of you fandom’s mind.
Three ground rules for this quiz, same as last time. There will be no heads/faces/masks, no aforementioned current roster players, no Rick DiPietro. “Hey, look! A right-catching goalie!” Not a chance. Also, none of these keepers played in Brooklyn. Don’t get your hopes up for Chris Gibson, Thomas Greiss, or JF Berube.
It’s a brand new set of goalies this time, and hopefully a bit harder. Because where’s the fun in that and we have just over a month of summer left before the insanity is reborn.
Please leave your guesses in the comments. Good luck!
What four jerseys numbers have been worn only by goaltenders in the history of the New York Islanders?