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
Ryan Miller 2010-11 Mask
Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres (born July 17, 1980 in East Lansing, MI.)
Miller started wearing a slightly different mask late in the season. You can definitely see the difference in the chin area.
These photos are from earlier this season:
And it looks the same as this from last season:
If anyone knows differently, please let me know. Thanks!
Edit on 12/28/10: I found a photo from the Dec 17, 2010 game of Miller's backplate, and it's different than the one above. So it seems maybe the front of the mask is the same as last year, but with a slightly different backplate. Here's the one from earlier this month: