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Rick DiPietro going old school


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Compared to the fiberglass normal ones, those are worse for concussions (see Cloutier, Dan). Can't understand why he'd make the change if it is, in fact, permanent.

I wear the same one in rec league play. I feel that I can see better out of it than newer models, but they do feel heavier.

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It is one of Osgood's old masks. He's wearing it because it protects his face better:

http://ingoalmag.com/news/islanders-dipietro-dons-osgoods-old-mask-to-protect-shattered-face/

Beat me to it.

But I hope he goes back to his old cage next season, he always had some of the best mask designs.

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It is one of Osgood's old masks. He's wearing it because it protects his face better:

http://ingoalmag.com/news/islanders-dipietro-dons-osgoods-old-mask-to-protect-shattered-face/

Beat me to it.

But I hope he goes back to his old cage next season, he always had some of the best mask designs.

Wow, I pretty much nailed it in my previous post!

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I thought it was a tribute to Billy Smith, the Isles goalie who won the team all the cups. He already wore a mask like that before.

I don't think Smith ever wore a Cooper SK2000. He did wear a Koho and a Jofa and even a CCM though. Now if DiPietro could only play like Billy Smith.

What's the over under on a concussion or he breaks his face again before the end of the season?

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I thought it was a tribute to Billy Smith, the Isles goalie who won the team all the cups. He already wore a mask like that before.

I don't think Smith ever wore a Cooper SK2000. He did wear a Koho and a Jofa and even a CCM though. Now if DiPietro could only play like Billy Smith.

Actually, he did. Or at least it really looks like one. You're still kind of right though. I searched it up, and he wore just about every kind of mask as they evolved.

smith_hall.jpg

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