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, December 12, 2014
Cory Schneider 2014-15 Mask
Cory Schneiderof the New Jersey Devils (born March 18, 1986 in Marblehead, MA.)
According to legend (and Wikipedia), “The Jersey Devil” is said to roam the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey. Sightings have been reported in the past of a “flying biped with hooves… the head of a goat, leathery bat-like wings, horns, small arms with clawed hands, cloven hooves and a forked tail”.
Two different depictions of the creature, one on the left and one on the right, appear on Schneider’s new lid and they’re not pretty.
Also on the left side of the mask, a spooky face with sunken eyes and bared teeth stares out. On the right side a skull is painted, perhaps a victim of the Jersey Devil. The New Jersey Devils logos are superimposed on the mask, just behind the illustrations on both sides of the mask. The tail and bottom end of the logo are displayed on the top of the mask in a chrome, clean finish.