So, I'm not asking "what's your favorite trapper/blocker" or "what's the best trapper/blocker" but rather what's the best pro-level trapper/blocker combo for the money. I don't have endless gobs of money to spend on gear (more importantly, Mrs. Da Goalie wouldn't be happy with it). Don Simmons has combo packages ranging from $400-$650 for different blockers and trappers (e.g, the 997 is $588 and the 996 is $479 for both). What do you guys think is the best pro level gear for a decent price? Can Passau deliver something similar? Other brands?
Let's set $600 as the upper limit for a combo. Talk amongst yourselves!