Sunday, October 19, 2014

I'm getting closer to new posts

I've started the index for this season's mask, but that's as far as I've gotten. I will begin creating the actual posts soon, I'm trying to wait until a few more in-game photos show up as much as anything.

Thanks for your patience and for continuing to check in with me until I get the masks up.

Index to 2014-15 NHL Goalie Masks On This Blog

I haven't made any actual posts yet, I'm just preparing.

Anaheim Ducks
Frederik Andersen
John Gibson
Jason LaBarbera

Arizona Coyotes
Mike Smith
Devan Dubnyk
Mike McKenna

Boston Bruins
Tuukka Rask
Niklas Svedberg
Malcolm Subban

Buffalo Sabres
Jhonas Enroth
Michal Neuvirth
Matt Hackett

Calgary Flames
Jonas Hiller
Karri Ramo

Carolina Hurricanes
Cam Ward
Anton Khudobin

Chicago Blackhawks
Corey Crawford
Antti Raanta
Anders Nilsson

Colorado Avalanche
Semyon Varlamov
Reto Berra 
Calvin Pickard

Columbus Blue Jackets
Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Dallas Stars
Kari Lehtonen
Anders Lindback

Detroit Red Wings
Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson
Petr Mrazek

Edmonton Oilers
Ben Scrivens
Viktor Fasth
Richard Bachman

Florida Panthers
Roberto Luongo
Al Montoya
Dan Ellis

Los Angeles Kings
Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Minnesota Wild
Darcy Kuemper
Niklas Backstrom
Josh Harding

Montreal Canadiens
Carey Price
Dustin Tokarski

Nashville Predators
Pekka Rinne
Carter Hutton

New Jersey Devils
Cory Schneider
Scott Clemmensen

New York Islanders
Jaroslav Halak
Chad Johnson
Kevin Poulin

New York Rangers
Henrik Lundqvist
Cam Talbot

Ottawa Senators
Craig Anderson
Robin Lehner

Philadelphia Flyers
Steve Mason
Ray Emery

Pittsburgh Penguins
Marc-Andre Fleury
Thomas Greiss
Jeff Zatkoff

San Jose Sharks
Antti Niemi
Alex Stalock

St. Louis Blues
Brian Elliott
Jake Allen

Tampa Bay Lightning
Ben Bishop
Evgeni Nabokov
Kristers Gudlevskis

Toronto Maple Leafs
Jonathan Bernier
James Reimer

Vancouver Canucks
Ryan Miller
Eddie Lack
Jacob Markstrom

Washington Capitals
Braden Holtby
Justin Peters
Phillip Grubauer

Winnipeg Jets
Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson
Peter Budaj

Friday, October 10, 2014

I hope to start posting this season's masks soon

Now that the season has actually started, and in-game photos will start showing up, I'll start collecting them and start posting as soon as I can.

Thanks for your patience!! I appreciate everyone visiting, even though I don't have anything up yet for this season.

I have still been adding some to tumblr, since those posts don't take much effort, but I hope to start over here soon (maybe this weekend if things go well.)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A few new NHL masks showing up...check them out on tumblr until I get the posts made here

I put a lot of effort into each mask entry here on this blog, so I don't have time to do that yet with the few NHL masks that have shown up. But it's easy for me to quickly post them over on the tumblr site I run.

So if you want to see the few that I've seen before I get them posted on this site, feel free to check them out here: I Love Goalies tumblr

So far there is a photo of Neuvirth's, Miller's, Lack's, Scrivens', Howard's, Kuemper's, and maybe a couple more. But I just don't have the time to post them here yet.

But I will start making entries here asap!! I promise!!


Friday, August 1, 2014

Mason Brings Back Iron Maiden Eddie for new Augsburg mask

Article at InGoal Magazine.

Chris Mason is taking his talents to Augsburg in the German Elite League, and he’s doing so in style. After spending last year playing in Italy with Ritten Renon, Mason has signed a one year deal with the Augsburg Panther. While there was a lack of interest around the NHL at the end of 2013, Mason made the most of it and took the opportunity of playing in Europe. Thanks to Steve Nash at EyeCandyAir, Mason will have one of the more menacing lids in the European Union, never mind the league!
Matching up colours with the Panther logo, Mason has continued the trend of featuring Iron Maiden’s Eddie the Head prominently on his helmet. Doing so in Winnipeg and Nashville, the Red Deer native will don perhaps his best adaptation of the crazy skeleton yet. As a nod to Mason’s Canadian heritage, the left side has Eddie carrying a Canadian flag. This is actually a rendition done by artist Derek Riggs, and is the cover art for his new book, Run For Cover. Riggs has inspired Nash throughout his own career and clearly nothing has changed! On the opposite side, Eddie the Trooper carries the German flag, paying homage to the country in which Mason will see action this year. This depiction of Eddie first appeared on the single cover art for “The Trooper” from the Piece of Mind album. Mason’s other Iron Maiden masks are amongst the most popular stories on InGoal Magazine ever!
The chin features the Augsburg coat of arms front and center, with the Panther logos careening down the sides. A fierce, realistic panther illustrated on the top nearly finishes this mask off. Nearly. Perhaps the best addition to Mason’s new mask, and an example of Nash’s fine recreation skills, is the family portrait originally drawn by Mason’s oldest daughter, Avery. With the Canadian and German flags tucked in the corner, Mason and Nash covered all their bases and combined to produce an awesome new helmet.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuukka Rask awarded the 2014 Vezina Trophy

The three finalists for the Vezina tonight at the NHL Awards Show were Ben Bishop, Tuukka Rask, and Semyon Varlamov. Rask was the winner.

Ben Bishop

Semyon Varlamov

Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 Vezina Candidates

The Vezina Candidates for the 2013-14 season were announced today:

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche.