If you are old enough to remember Cooperalls and you are still a hockey fan, then I apologize for bringing back such traumatic memories of this hideous piece of hockey equipment.
If you are not old enough to remember Cooperalls, then please forget you ever saw this picture of Ron Francis celebrating a goal against Pelle Lindburgh while wearing long green pants during a hockey game.
If you are younger yet, the Green and White uniform adorned with the Whale’s tail ‘W’ was the Hartford Whalers Jersey. Of course the Hartford Whalers franchise is now the Carolina Hurricanes. And, no they didn’t win any Stanley Cups in Hartford. We think it was because of the green uniforms, but that is just our opinion.
NHL Digest usually features a Legend of Hockey on the weekend, but we can’t help but feature the “Legend of the Cooperall” as one of the major miscues of days gone by in the National Hockey League.
I would love to do a feature on the Cooper XL7 hockey helmet because it was simply the worst piece of equipment ever produced. However, We can’t seem to find finally found a picture of one. If anyone has a picture of a Cooper XL7, please let us know. We can’t wait to post an image of that hideous piece of plastic head gear!