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Dwayne Roloson Mask mishmatch

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Dwayne Roloson is now in Tampa but his mask still has its heart on the Island

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

Hockey players.. especially goalies can be super picky about their gear and he might have not had the chance to get a white mask.

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I know he has not had time to change it, I just posted it because it was a fun pic, and with his shutout he may keep it a while. Things like this are always fun.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

Hockey players.. especially goalies can be super picky about their gear and he might have not had the chance to get a white mask.

When it gets to the point where they are wearing equipment that blatantly features another team's logo, then they're being too picky.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

Hockey players.. especially goalies can be super picky about their gear and he might have not had the chance to get a white mask.

When it gets to the point where they are wearing equipment that blatantly features another team's logo, then they're being too picky.

So you'd rather have your goalie give up 5 goals wearing a plain white helmet than record a shutout wearing another team's loogo on his helmet?

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

You act as though this doesn't happen all the time in the NHL. Back in the 90's you'd be more surprised if this didn't happen and it wasn't limited to the masks either. The pads, stick, blocker and gloves would often times be a the same colour of the goalies last franchise until his new equipment was made. Im sure people on these boards remember Ed Belfour wearing his Red Blackhawks gear in a San Jose Sharks uniform after the trade.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

Hockey players.. especially goalies can be super picky about their gear and he might have not had the chance to get a white mask.

When it gets to the point where they are wearing equipment that blatantly features another team's logo, then they're being too picky.

So you'd rather have your goalie give up 5 goals wearing a plain white helmet than record a shutout wearing another team's loogo on his helmet?

Um, no. But how many times have you seen a recently traded goalie with a quick paint job (like a self-done all black spray-paint) in a situation like this? I think that's the point. Three days (and truthfully, all it would take is a few minutes from the equipment manager before the game) should be plenty of time for something like that until the new mask in Bolts colors arrives...

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Or he could have just slapped a Lightning sticker over the Isles logos.

Didn't Ray Bourque take a black marker to the Bruins logo on his pants for his first few games in Colorado?

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This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want.

You do understand that new equipment still needs to be broken in, right?

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I was expecting him to mummify it like Theodore did early this year.

But this isn't like it never happens. When JS Giguere was traded i'm pretty sure he wore his Ducks gear

When they come back home he'll probably change back to 35 too.

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This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want.

You do understand that new equipment still needs to be broken in, right?

Goalies are especially particular about their equipment. Even switching to a backup mask mid-game can throw them off. If it doesn't fit right or isn't broken in it can be very distracting.

It could just be the picture, but it looks like the logo have been quickly painted over.

*Personal side note: I grew up about 20 minutes from Dwayne's hometown of Simcoe, Ontario. I met him way back when he was with the Saint John Flames, at a Ford dealership in Simcoe, along with Rob Blake and a handful of other local players. I've got his and the others autographs on an 11x17 sheet of paper with black and white photographs. Still once of the nicest guys I have ever met. Hopefully going to the NHL hasn't spoiled his attitude. I'd love to meet him again and show him the autograph.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

As a goalie let me tell you that equipment is "senstive" subject. The position tends to draw in the kind of people are are overly particular about such things.

Also it takes more then three days to get a new mask custom painted. On top of that the new mask, once he gets it, still needs to be broken in.

This isn't all that unusual in the NHL actually. A variation of the theme sees a traded goalie still playing in pads coloured to match his old team. That one's due to new pads taking a while to break in.

EDIT- DelayedPenalty beat me to it.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

You act as though this doesn't happen all the time in the NHL. Back in the 90's you'd be more surprised if this didn't happen and it wasn't limited to the masks either. The pads, stick, blocker and gloves would often times be a the same colour of the goalies last franchise until his new equipment was made. Im sure people on these boards remember Ed Belfour wearing his Red Blackhawks gear in a San Jose Sharks uniform after the trade.

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On top of that the NHL goalies used custom fitted masks and usually only carry one. So it really wouldn't work getting a mask painted within 3 days of being traded.

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Dude was traded like 3 days ago

I'm not sure if that means "that's more than enough time for him to have it changed" or "give him a break, it's only been three days," but I still think it's pretty bad. I feel like that's enough time for him to have gotten a different mask, even if it was completely plain. This isn't peewee hockey, these guys can afford new equipment and have ways of getting it whenever they want. That's a uniform gaffe if I've ever seen one, even if it was intentional.

You act as though this doesn't happen all the time in the NHL. Back in the 90's you'd be more surprised if this didn't happen and it wasn't limited to the masks either. The pads, stick, blocker and gloves would often times be a the same colour of the goalies last franchise until his new equipment was made. Im sure people on these boards remember Ed Belfour wearing his Red Blackhawks gear in a San Jose Sharks uniform after the trade.

384367.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193B3EA2C03450C9486F8FF400007D838D5284831B75F48EF45

Good find! IF anybody has any other pictures of goalies with mismatched equipment from their previous team, please post!

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The roster on the Lightning website has him listed as # 35, so a number change is for certain. Outside of his mask, the rest of his gear didn't seem to look "Islanders"

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On top of that the NHL goalies used custom fitted masks and usually only carry one. So it really wouldn't work getting a mask painted within 3 days of being traded.

Not all of them are custom fitted

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Interesting.

Which reminds me: Giguere still had his Ducks mask and coloured pads for a while when he was traded to the Leafs.

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Pads are all custom fit, custom sized, customed colored. It takes a while until they're completed, then the goalie usually wears them in practice to break them in before using them in a game. Same case for masks. The foam padding is custom molded to their head. These things can't happen overnight. Yes it looks a little weird, but that's the nature of getting traded. I'm sure it's already uncomfortable enough going to a brand new team, without having ill-fitting equipment on top of that.

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This is the worst mismatch in the history of the National Hockey League.

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This is the worst mismatch in the history of the National Hockey League.

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Sadly, these pads are actually for this team...

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D@mn it Panthers!

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When the Ducks and Kings completed their first ever trade with each other in 2008, the Ducks received Jean-Sebastien Aubin from the Kings and it caused this horrific monstrousity:

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Yuk. Good thing he never played a game for the Ducks and this was only seen in warmups

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