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Terry Sawchuk: A face only a hockey puck could love

Once upon a time, NHL goalies played without masks. Unsurprisingly, their faces frequently took beatings. In 1966, LIFE magazine published an article, “The Goalie Is the Goat,” that not only tried to put a human countenance on “hockey’s reviled and bludgeoned fall-guys,” but led off with the striking photo above: Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk, looking for all the world like a modern Frankenstein’s monster.

 

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  • canuck
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    They 1sst wore a "cup" to protect their groin in the late 1800s but the first helmet was used in the 1970s.Took them almost 100years to figure out that their brain was also important.

  • capoti
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    lucky to still have his eyes in place

  • ChelsG
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    Reminds me of Frankenstein.

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