Sports Illustrated provided a pretty good tour around (almost) all of the masks in the league. If you get to Jose Theodore’s Capitals mask and think “that’s just an Avs mask with a Caps decal added to it” you’re right. Apparently a new one showed up but didn’t fit and had to be sent back. I love that Marty Turco has home and away masks. I still don’t know why Tim Thomas has the extra wires at the bottom of his cage. With all the incredible detail in some of the masks, Marty Brodeur’s almost seems like a vintage design now. Putting a Rangers’ jersey on the Statue of Liberty is just plain cool… I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before. Apparently Ty Conklin liked Marc-Andre Fleury’s mask so much when he was in Pittsburgh last year he thought it would look good in Detroit colors this year. Cristobal Huet’s new Blackhawks mask isn’t completely original but it sure is beautiful. And after all these years, Cujo’s is still classic.
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