***COMING SOON: Version 2.0 of the Periodic Table of Goaltending Elements will be released in mid-December, 2013. For a small price, you can purchase a digital booklet that includes links to download the periodic table in a variety of sizes and formats. It also includes a definition of each element in a printable flash card format. This booklet is an excellent learning tool for goalies of all ages and skill levels. It includes a small workbook as well, which helps with the mental and technical development process.
The Goalie Guild’s Periodic Table of Goaltending Elements is an infographic designed by Justin Goldman to help hockey fans visualize and define the mental and technical elements that make up a goaltender. It was a graphic design project completed during the summer of 2011, and it acts merely as a creative representation of how Goldman views 108 of the most important traits a goaltender needs in order to be successful.
As you can see, the Periodic Table of Goaltending Elements is made in the image and likeness of the traditional scientific periodic table. But please note that this is by no means an “official” table, or a way to scout a goaltender. It is merely a creative project done for fun, and should be used only for sheer enjoyment.
The Goalie Guild’s Periodic Table of Goaltending Elements is comprised of two main fields: the mental elements on the left side, and the technical elements on the right right side. Elements are stacked from top to bottom and sorted in both rows and columns. For each column, as the table reads top-to-bottom in columns, the properties of the element become more complex, intricate and in some cases, unstable.