Post by cruskater31 on Oct 26, 2018 12:40:43 GMT -5
With a league game against Bentley this weekend, it would be terrific if Nixon is healthy enough to play (although goalie skates are molded to the feet and have cowlings to protect against shots, they are a lower boot than player skates to allow the ankle to bend and flex for mobility).
The butterfly puts a fair amount of pressure on the ankles and there have been many inventions to some of the more recent pads to secure the pad to the skate but allow the skate to move more freely--a floating toe bridge--for example. Many pads today such as the Bauer 2s and 1x as well as Brian's Optik's have the option of no toe connection. Needless to say, in order to have a wide butterfly and cover much of the net AND have the mobility to push off and slide across (or stand up), you need strong ankles!