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An ice hockey player whose job is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals by blocking shots with various parts of his body. Goalies (also commonly referred to as goaltenders, net minders and puck stoppers) differ from any other player on the team in the sense that they do not play shifts. Goalies are expected to play the entire 60 minutes of a given hockey game on the ice.

Physical characteristics of most goaltenders include extreme flexibility, due to the necessity to be agile enough to maneuver freely to stop multiple shots in a given game. Goalies also commonly have above average reflexes, as at the professional level, often are forced to save shots exceeding speeds of 75 mph on a regular basis.

Goalies are often considered quirky and highly emotional by nature. Most goalies employ a very strict set of rituals before games. The reasoning behind their ritualistic nature is most often in order to prepare them for the game. Their personalities are often described as bi-polar and many players, including the goalie's teammates, avoid him at almost all costs on game day. Goalies' dual-sided, unpredictable emotions stem from the fact their job as a goalie is a very high stress-high reward position.

It should be noted that goalies hold the most important position on any hockey team and any smart player, though they may not like the goalie, gives the goalie both his space and respect.
Check it out rook, that's our goalie over there. On game day do not sit next to him on the bus, ask him for anything or talk to him about the game. In fact, don't make any form of contact with him at all."
by netminder December 07, 2008
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The last line of defense that stops the other team from scoring. They are the unsung heroes of the game. They give there heart and body to the game they love, and are willing to sacrifice everything to save the game. Even when they get hurt they never complain. The only bad part about a goalie is they tend to get blamed for losing the game because everyone remembers the shots they missed and not the ones they saved. In reality though if your team was so dame good then you would not need a goalie.
There are goalies in soccer, hockey, and lacrosse and you dame well better respect them because no one sees your ass in goal.
by Goalkeeper#13 January 11, 2015
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The guy in your office that can't score and makes damn sure you dont either.
Spence is a goalie everytime we go out.
by Dani Tristan August 28, 2005
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a person who takes all the blame when something bad happens, but gets none of the credit for something good
man, steve from accounting is such a goalie, last quarter when we lost 5,000 dollars everyone was on his case, but just yesterday he found 10,000 by moving money around and the boss got promoted by corporate because of it.
by tyw112 October 09, 2011
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Another term used for condom
Tom- Hey man, how was Friday night at Jessica's house? Please tell me you used a goalie

Mark- Of course man, I don't think it's Fatherhood anytime soon
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UK: Soccer; Goal keeper. The person who is supposed to stop the ball going into the net.
When did our bloody goalie last visit an optician...

Is the GOALIE ASLEEP.... Dohhhhh!
by Blue Cawdrey November 23, 2004
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term that i made up that means some one thats blockin cock blocking to be exact
if a ur spitin game to a girl and a random guy comes up and starts tryin to talk to the girl u were talkin to thats a goalie
by K fleury February 07, 2005
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