Howard Changing Masks
Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:26 PM
Howard is one of the only wings goalies i can think of that thought outside the box with masks.
There have been a lot of variations of the winged wheel.
Manny I believe had an octopus. with the Wings logo on the chin...
But most have been winged wheel variations.
Howie going with doc-oc is still octopus themed thus Wings themed, but is a little more out of the box thinking. I like it!
Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:39 PM
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:48 PM
Anyone else notice the new RBK practice jerseys too? Slightly different design, and they now have grey as the accent color instead of red or white.
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Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:36 PM
How often do goalies change the paint job on their masks?
I would think that some of them are really superstitious.
I used to work for Itech, each goalie would get 2 masks per season, usually with different paint jobs. Some goalies (like Belfour, Joseph, etc) keep the same design and adapt the colors when they change teams. I think at one point, Belfour was wearing different color "eagle" masks to match light and dark jerseys.
Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:49 PM
I assume this model will have the same quick-release strap that was a feature on last season's mask?
I liked the other one better, although I like the creative thinking with this one. I would have incorporated more of a purple/grey for the mechanical arms to match Al the Octopus more so. Did he have them paint over that other design or is this the same type of mask but a completely new one, cause it would be cool if he auctioned off the other one.
Posted 02 September 2010 - 08:55 PM
I don't care for the new mask, personally, but if Jimmy likes it, that's all that matters.
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