I was doing a little interwebs surfing yesterday and came across a great album of pics on Fox Sports showcasing masks worn in the 2013 season. That, plus a subsequent discussion on the hobby boards I belong to, inspired me to whip up another Rate My Mask card.
I wanted to get some thoughts from you guys about the masks you've been seeing this year so far. Designs, innovations, themes.... likes and dislikes.
For me, the masks this year are more diverse than ever. Some really cool intricate designs (much like the work of the past decade or so) but also a bit of a throwback to some simpler looks.
Guys like Anders Lindback, Carey Price, Chris Mason, James Reimer, Ben Scrivens and Al Montoya are coming out with masks that have a bolder and in some ways simpler design. And I like that.
But then a mask like the one below comes along and really switches things up.
The detail in this Yeti's face and hair is really impressive and the eyes and teeth are truly menacing.
I also like the silver scripting of Greiss' name on the chin. Not too bold and eye catching, but crisp and impressive.
Greiss has been wearing this mask for 3 seasons now and while he's solidified the backup role in San Jose, we are limited to the amount we get to see the great lid.
There's not much in terms of info (or pics other than of the Yeti's face). But I can only imagine what somebody might think when they get a close up look of this mask.
3.5 out of 5
Now it's your turn to Rate My Mask!
(and also give me your thoughts on the 2013 crop of masks in general)
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