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.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Niklas Backstrom 2015-16 Mask
Niklas Backstrom of the Calgary Flames (born Feb. 13, 1978 in Helsinki, Finland.)
Backstrom was on the Minnesota Wild's roster for the first part of the season, but he never appeared in any games (they had 3 goalies on roster.) He was traded from the Wild to the Flames at the trade deadline.