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I believe they did this last year, but they put together another compilation of goalie mask closeups

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedi.../content.1.html

My personal favorites are:

Curtis McElhinney, Martin Gerber, Alex Auld, Tim Thomas, Erik Ersberg, and Christobel Huet

My personal dislikes are:

Nabakov, Turco, Pascal Leclaire, and Giguere.

Just thought you guys would enjoy the gallery.

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I believe they did this last year, but they put together another compilation of goalie mask closeups

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedi.../content.1.html

My personal favorites are:

Curtis McElhinney, Martin Gerber, Alex Auld, Tim Thomas, Erik Ersberg, and Christobel Huet

My personal dislikes are:

Nabakov, Turco, Pascal Leclaire, and Giguere.

Just thought you guys would enjoy the gallery.

Turco's mask features the use of gargoyles, which some don't like, but it grew on me after game-after-game use by the Turk.

It took a while, but it grew on me.

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I'd like to start a WTF?! category; Andrew Raycroft (what is it?), Joey MacDonald (did he paint it himself?), Craig Anderson (if the panther is driving the car, shouldn't his head and body be facing the way the car is going? and why is there a car on it anyways?)

Personal favs; Vesa Toskala, Michal Tellqvist (a classic tribute to the Jets), Rick DiPietro, and of course CUJO!

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Some of these have work on them that has been done by CCSLC members, such as Brian Boucher's and Patrick Lalime's.

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Jose Theodore looked like he just slapped a Capitals sticker on the Avalanche foot.

jose-theodore.jpg

LMAO!

Never noticed that before!

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Awesome gallery!!!

I've been wanting to see DiPietros up close, it's still really sweet, but I like last years better.

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mikael-tellqvist(NormHallNHLIGI-DaveSandfordGI).jpg

yeah i LOVED this one tellqvist had...

he changed it this year though. I dunno whats on it now, but from afar, I can tell I liked this white one better...

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Jose Theodore looked like he just slapped a Capitals sticker on the Avalanche foot.

jose-theodore.jpg

LMAO!

Never noticed that before!

It looks ridiculous.

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When Theodore was traded to the Avalanche, I remember for the longest time he simply slapped the Avs' footprint logo to cover the Habs logo. Looks like he's done the same here.

Tellqvist's masks have always been nice, even when he was in Toronto.

And kudos to Boucher and Lalime to choose great artwork from CCLSC (do they have permission though?).

And whatever the heck Andrew Raycroft is wearing, it looks crap.

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Jose Theodore looked like he just slapped a Capitals sticker on the Avalanche foot.

LMAO!

Never noticed that before!

It looks ridiculous.

I heard on another forum that Jose has a new mask in the works, but he has yet to debut it.

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Theodore better have a mask better than that, that's just lazy.....

My perosnal faves:

Cujo, Roli's new mask, Biron, Lalime, Auld, Ellis, Thomas, Valiquette, Chris Mason & Garon

Dissapointed:

Theodore (for now), Mike Smith, Raycroft, Craig Anderson

Also, anyone else noticed this: Erik Ersberg is an update version of Kelly Hrudey's mask while in LA & Huet's mask is almost similar to Jeff Hackett's Blackhawk mask?

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Craig Anderson (if the panther is driving the car, shouldn't his head and body be facing the way the car is going? and why is there a car on it anyways?)

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I'm an avid hockey fan and a goaltender and have paid attention to goalie mask designs for years. As a whole, I think the current NHL masks are terrible. While most are painted by very talented painters, they're usually filled with too much detail and intricacies that don't show up well from a distance. On the other hand, some look like they were painted by someone who airbrushes white t-shirts at the local flea market.

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brian-boucher.jpg

Ghetto Farm Boy ... :huh:

Whatever happened with that whole situation and Boucher using his design?

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And kudos to Boucher and Lalime to choose great artwork from CCLSC (do they have permission though?)

Speaking of Lalime...

patrick-lalime.jpg

It looks like the image of the shoulder logo on his mask is the old goathead version, not the current, curvier, slug version.

Compare it with the shoulder logo on his jersey.

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