This past season, Smith upped his game to a level that I never expected from him (and I'm sure a lot of people felt the same way). His performance during the playoffs was even more impressive. I'm looking forward to what he brings to the table next season.
While Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist will probably get a lot of talk in the Finals (sorry Marty.......I'm rooting for you), Smith will sadly be overshadowed now that he and his team have been bumped from the playoffs.
So I thought I'd give him a little face time - literally. After all, he has one of my favorite masks worn this past season.
Here's a little sampling...
Back to Mike's mask. What I really like about it is that the coyote completely engulfs the mask. It's like the Cujo mask (or mask types) where the paint job works with the mask shape itself. But in this instance, Wile E. just 360's around it.
And with the entire mask dedicated to this design style, it's only fitting that the backplate follows suit.
But if that weren't enough......this should take the cake. Clearly evident on the left-hand side of the mask.
Check out those eyes on the coyote. What a great sight to be barreling in on. Like I said, one of my faves this past year (and it takes the cake in terms of Looney Tunes themed lids.....sorry Patrick Lalime).
Here's a little blurb Smith has on his mask (at about the 3:20 mark). It's the first incarnation of the mask, which was refined to the version you see above.
That's All Folks!
4.5 out of 5
Now it's your turn to Rate My Mask!