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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Joacim Eriksson 2013-14 Mask

Joacim Eriksson of the Vancouver Canucks (born April 9, 1990 in Gavle, Sweden.)

Eriksson appeared in the January 15, 2014 game.

Artist: David Gunnarsson

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker 

Drew MacIntyre 2013-14 Mask

Drew MacIntyre of the Toronto Maple Leafs (born June 24, 1983 in Charlottetown, PE.)

MacIntyre played in two games, one in March and the other in April.)

You can barely see this in the above photo, but he has 3 cartoon characters on his backplate. Here is a screen capture from the Bleacher Report.
And we're told on this blog, that the characters are Cheer Bear, Roo from Winnie the Pooh, and Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony. 

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker

Cedrick Desjardins 2013-14 Mask

Cedrick Desjardins of the Tampa Bay Lightning (born Sept. 30, 1985 in Edmundston, NB.)

Desjardins made an appearance in the Feb. 6, 2014 game.

From The Goalie Guild's PadsTracker