Thursday, November 2, 2017

Steve Baker Rules - We pay tribute to Steve Baker

If you like Steve Baker as well as his great mask, you might want to check out these videos.

1. This is a fantastic eight minute long intermission special circa 1982. Phil Esposito and injured Rangers goaltender Steve Baker discuss sticks, masks, chest protectors, blockers, and catching gloves. A very insightful piece that gives you a great glimpse into goaltending equipment circa 1982 as well as Steve Baker’s personality.

2. Here’s a 16 minute video of a March 22nd, 1981 game at MSG between the Rangers and the Nordiques that ended in a 7-7 tie - our hero Steve Baker is in net for the Rangers. This game is a classic example of what happened in the early-mid 80’s when the NHL was absorbing the four WHA franchises into the NHL - goal scoring ruled and defence was largely ignored.

3. On March 4th (not the 7th as the Youtube text suggests) 1981, the Rangers played host to Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers, the Oilers fourth ever visit to MSG. Steve Baker was between the pipes for the Rangers in an end-to-end game that ended in a 5-5 tie.
This is a 10 minute clip of that game, and here's the same game in a 13 minute package.

4. Contrary to all the goal scoring seen above, here’s a really rare scoreless tie between Rick St.Croix of the Philadelphia Flyers and Steve Baker of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 1981. Sadly, it’s only a 60 second clip. Steve had an 8-6-4 record and a 4.00 GAA going into this game.

Goalies Rule is not only a blog, it’s also a great e-commerce store where you can buy some fun goalie-mask themed products for the goalie (or goalie lover) in your family. If you like Steve Baker’s mask, you can buy his mask image with one of eight fun catch-phrases on a dozen different products ranging from cell phone cases to pillows, from t-shirts to coffee mugs. These products are reasonably priced and make great gifts / presents - Christmas presents, birthday presents, graduation gifts, anniversary gifts, etc.

To purchase a product with Steve Baker’s mask, choose your favourite catch-phrase as shown below, then click on that phrase to see the dozen different products being sold with that phrase.

The Puck Stops Here

Born To Save

And On The 7th Day, God Created Goalies

Beware – Old Goalie Inside

My Crease Is My Castle

Goalies Rule

Eat. Sleep. Stop Pucks.

Card Carrying Goalie

Please also note that we are working with a number of different goalies - The Great Eight - to see/purchase products featuring those masks, please visit our website and click on GOALIES.

The Great Eight

Goalies Rule is a celebration of great goalie masks from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. Even though the era of face-fitting masks has passed, these masks are timeless in their beauty and simplicity. Goalies Rule marries some great goalie mask images with some great products ranging from t-shirts and cell phone cases to pillows and stretched canvas prints. These products will make fantastic gifts for the hockey fan / goalie fan in your family. These products are fun, iconic and really eye-catchingly beautiful.

We are a Direct-To-Consumer (D2C) company making Direct-To-Print products – what this means is that if you place an order with us today, your product will be made for you within 48 hours and shipped to you anywhere in North America from our production facility in Florida. If you are in Europe, they will be shipped from our facility in Germany or Latvia. And if you’re in Asia, they’ll be shipped to you from our facility in China.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you receive your purchase and you are dissatisfied for any reason, just let me know and I will make it right either by refunding your payment in full or sending you another product.

Goalies Rule is owned and operated by me, Scott Sillcox of Aurora, Ontario. I’m a real person and I’d like to have nothing but delighted customers. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please call me 416-315-4736 or email me.

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