I have declared this week #MaskWeek as I will be unveiling a NHL goalie mask each
day this week.
The second mask for #MaskWeek belongs to the hottest goalie in the NHL right now – Mike Smith. Smitty was rewarded with 1st Star of the Week Award on Feb 13th as he recorded four wins in four starts, posting an incredible League-best 0.74 goals-against average and .975 save percentage.
The hot play has not subsided either, I believe Smitty has now won 9 consecutive starts!
Mask Week Instalment #2: Mike Smith ~ Coyote II Mask
At the beginning of the 2011-12 season, Smitty and I went with a bold new design for his new team the Phoenix Coyotes – if you haven’t seen the mask make sure to check it out. The mask played on the Coyote theme presenting Looney Tunes character Wile E. Coyote on the mask in a perspective never attempted on a goalie mask previously.
The new mask ‘Coyote II’ is a continuation on this theme, except on this one the unthinkable happens…
(this is the part where you ask the children to leave the room)
He gets the Roadrunner! Apologies to the all the Looney Tunes purists, but it is sweet revenge for Wile E.
On the ‘Coyote II’ mask you will notice that Wile E. has dropped the old-school leather pads and brought in a full compliment of new gear. Be sure to check out coverage of this mask from our friends InGoalMag.com and TheScore.
Don’t forget that Mask Week will continue tomorrow featuring a mask from a goalie that indirectly associated me to the Stanley Cup.