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A reader writes:

Speaking of obese goalies, this Amstel Light spot, from about six years ago, ponders the same thing.

Another writes:

I'm sure I'm not the only one to send a link to the children's book "Porko von Popbutton", but I remember it vividly from childhood (it was actually published in Sports Illustrated back in the '60s, which I did not know). The hero is a bullied fat boy who gets sent to a hockey-mad boarding school.

Another:

I don't know about hockey, but obese athletes already changed Olympic bobsled. 

In the 1952 Olympics, "[t]here were no weight restrictions on the bobsleigh athletes, consequently the average weight for each member of the winning German four-man team was 117 kg (260 lb)". Here's a photo of the German two-man team.

Another:

In response to the fat goalie article: It's been covered!  In song no less!

Another:

The West Wing got there first - Sam Seaborn, "Stirred," Season Three:

Sam: "You know what I'd do if I owned a hockey team? I'd hire a sumo wrestler. I'd give him a uniform, transportation, 500 bucks a week to sit in the goal, eat a ham sandwich, and enjoy the game. My team would never get scored on."

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