November 26, 2003

The Gallery of Classic Hockey Masks.: Invariably scary, these masks of NHL yesteryear reflect the gruesome nature of the sport, and the masochistic streak it takes to stare down a slapshot through a thin layer of absurdly painted plastic. My thanksgiving gift to all you crazy puckers. (via Coudal's Museum of Online Museums)

posted by worldcup2002 to hockey at 01:07 PM - 6 comments

Cool site. Amazing to think that some goalies used to even play without these masks. The U of MN's goalie has a classic hockey mask painted on his new helmet. It's kinda cheesy, but it looks cool. He even has ears painted on the side. These are the only images I could find of it. one two

posted by emoeby at 01:36 PM on November 26

I didn't know hockey was an interstellar sport.

posted by garfield at 01:47 PM on November 26

Oh, now you've got me going ... Custom airbrush hockey mask designs from GeorgeDesigns.com: "intimidate your opponent!" Or MacMasks.com (see the Pro Gallery!) Or MiskaDesigns.com and MORE!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:15 PM on November 26

UGh! That's going to give me nightmares. Freaky stuff.

posted by aacheson at 05:07 PM on November 26

Yep. You're not going to beat Cheevers for the coolest/most disturbing mask of all time. Steve Shields resurrected the design when he played for the Bruins. Too bad Shields sucked, though.

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:39 PM on November 26

I always liked Rogie Vachon's mask. I like these local landmarks on masks rather than the wild animal or team colours. >an interstellar sport. LOL.

posted by Philfromhavelock at 11:01 PM on November 26

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