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 "intimidate your opponent!" Or (see the Pro Gallery!) Or 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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