The position of goalie has an inherent romanticism: masked men clad with cool armor, serving as the last line of defense. They play entire games, with an unparalleled ability to impact outcomes. When they're on, they can single-handedly defeat a giant foe. They are the consummate underdogs and towering superheroes all at once.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Corey Crawford 2010-11 Mask
Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks (born on Dec. 31, 1984 in Montreal, QC.)
I really, really like this one. I'd say it's in my top 5 of this season.
Artist: Stéphane Bergeron
I believe the Native American image on the backplate is a representation of the "End of the Trail" sculpture by James Earle Fraser (completed in 1915), seen below. Fraser actually lived in Chicago after being born in SD.
I found another photo of the backplate, and it looks like the other side just has feathers.