Well, I completely forgot about posting this article back a few months ago. I guess better late than never.
Back at the start of November, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the night the goalie mask was introduced into the NHL. Jacques Plante was the innovator who took a chance on being ostracized and ridiculed by his teammates, players in general as well fans of the game.
Confident in his decision, Plante donned the mask and forever changed the way the game was played and is a direct credit to lengthening careers and probably saving lives.
I wrote an article on the goalie mask for The Insider's Edge magazine and it was printed in the December 2009 issue.
Here is that article. Enjoy.
The Insider's Edge is a monthly sportscard magazine for collectors, written by collectors. For anyone wanting more information on the magazine, please leave a comment below and I will give you the lowdown. Thanks.
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