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Friday Palate Cleanser

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After a week of awful, I’ve designated Friday palate cleanser day. And what better way to do that than with a mask as unadorned as Bernie Parent’s?

I often hear of a goaltender’s mask as being intimidating. But I ask you, what’s more intimidating? A mask, or a record as a great goalie? A crap Darth Vader mask, or a mask that is almost completely blank?

What’s so great about this Parent mask? It says “I came here to chew gum and stop pucks. And I’m all out of gum”.It says “I don’t need any fancy-ass design to show you I mean business”. It says “I am awesome and I know it”.

What would intimidate me? Going up against Parent, not a mask. And can we throw the late, great Pelle Lindbergh into the mix ? (God, has he really been gone this long?) Because he didn’t need anything other than just being great either.

So who seems more intimidating to you? Those two legends in their plain white masks? Or Martin Gerber in that silly Darth Vader mask?

Yeah, I thought so.

Written by kdjohns

September 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm