After yesterdays game, Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic was quoted as saying that his special customized skates saved him from getting a broken foot yesterday after blocking a slap shot from the Predators Shea Weber. Apparently, Hamonic has special things built into his skates that give him some sorta extra cushion or something in certain areas when blocking shots.
On the broadcast tonight, Howie and Butch elaborated on this and said that hes said that they have actually saved him from a broken foot at least six times this season alone.
If they work so well, why don't more defenseman wear them? Especially ones that have a tendency to block a lot of shots?