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.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
My Top 5 NHL Masks of the 2010-11 Season
I guess it's time that I pick my favorite of the NHL masks this season. I'm glad I waited this long though, because there have been some changes recently, and one of the new masks has made my top 5. So here we go. And I'd love to hear which masks are my readers' favorites. Feel free to post in the comments! Thanks.
Maybe I'm a bit biased, because José Theodore is my favorite player in the NHL. But I really do think his mask is beautiful. Here's the entry for his mask. And a couple photos:
Kari Lehtonen's Tombstone mask. He started off the season with a Chuck Norris mask, then debuted a Tombstone mask in 2011. I'm a big fan of that movie, and that's why I like the mask so much. Here's his entry.
Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes. I don't like the overall look of the mask, but I'm giving it a mention because I really like the idea of having his children's artwork on the sides. Here's his entry.