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Favorite Goalie Masks of All Time

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I'm surprised this hasn't been threaded yet, hopefully it hasn't, but what are your favorite hockey goalie masks of all time? An obvious one, but still a legend and a personal favorite to start out:

 

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I liked the simplicity of Bob Essensa's Jets mask.  It was not overly detailed, so it looked good whether you were close up or far away.

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Felix Potvin obviously. 

Then Eddy the Eagle.

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I’ll take almost any mask from the 80s over the airbrushed graffiti you see today.

 

Back then:

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Now:

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I always liked Mike Richter’s mask

 

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Stephane Fiset had 2 masks that I personally adore: 

 

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Wish I could find a better picture of this one

 

 

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Patrick Lalime tried a similar theme with other teams, but Marvin the Martian was a sublime fit with the Sens. Also, the gold cage puts it over the top.

 

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Corey Hirsh of the Canucks

 

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Roberto Luongo had some pretty good masks as a Canuck, but his best was (I think) the first version of Johnny Canuck.

 

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3 hours ago, GFB said:

I’ll take almost any mask from the 80s over the airbrushed graffiti you see today.

 

Back then:

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Now:

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Well some of todays masks just look too busy. Too much stuff crammed right in. It looks fine close up but from the stands or television it looks like a cluttered mess

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I love any mask which utilises the wings on each side of the helmet with teams like Detroit and Philadelphia. I've seen a good Detroit mask that does it - not sure which goalie it was.

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5 hours ago, Bayne said:

I love any mask which utilises the wings on each side of the helmet with teams like Detroit and Philadelphia. I've seen a good Detroit mask that does it - not sure which goalie it was.

 

That was Dom back in 01/02!

 

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Though, as a 90s kid from Buffalo, I always preferred the emptier Sabres look:

 

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For all the cool Bulin Wall designs worn by Nikolai Khabibulin, this site will probably appreciate his short-lived Yotes mask with the glow-in-the-dark moon:

 

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Honorable mentions to my other favorites, Ken Dryden and CuJo:

 

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