Worth The Price of Admission

In pro sports, you have players who are regular season performers and you have some who tend to elevate their game when it truly matters. In hockey terms, that time is the NHL playoffs. Throughout the debates on who was best between Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur and Dominic Hasek, Stanley Cup playoffs (and wins) have often been used to separate the three goaltenders. While he may not have the Cups to back him off, Montreal Canadiens’ goaltender Carey Price certainly is building himself a case as a great “big game” player.

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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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