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.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Marc-Andre Fleury 2012-13 Mask
Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins (born Nov. 28, 1984 in Sorel, QC.) Fleury had two masks, the 2nd one to wear with their 3rd jerseys.
Marc-Andre Fleury asked for something “totally different” on his new mask this season, a departure from the variations of the “Angry Flower” motifs he had sported variations of for several years.
Together Fleury and Bergeron came up with two new and unique representations for the city and team.
The first is the big metal penguin that appears on the right side. The second was the billet aluminum – some call it diamond plate – background that appears all over the mask, a aesthetic tip of the mask to Pittsburgh’s industrial roots.