Trying To Pick a Favourite Carey Price Mask Proves To Be Challenging

For most goaltenders, their mask is so much more than just protection. Oh don’t get me wrong, when you have pucks flying at 90-100 miles per hours straight at you, a mask is a necessity. Ask the great Jacques Plante, the first goaltender to go against his coach’s order and wear a mask after coming back into the game all stitched up! Since then, one wouldn’t think of putting on the big pads without ensuring to come out with top notch face and head protection. With it, came the personalization of that piece of equipment. It has become part of a goaltender’s identity, we can say.

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The 2020 Goaltenders’ Market – Possible Allen Flip? Nah… Right?

Ah the goaltenders of hockey. A different breed, aren’t they? I mean, you have to be. Who in their right mind would stand in front of 100 mph slap shots of a frozen rubber, purposely putting your body in front to stop those pucks? Then add a bunch of people in front who try to block your view and obstruct you. And the net is behind them, where they can’t see it, but they have to ‘cover their angles’ without looking. They must have eyes behind their head! If you’ve ever put on the equipment, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

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