His tender groin permitting (and he says it’s no problem), Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be wearing a new mask when he skates into the abbreviated 2013 season Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The mask arrived at Price’s home Friday by courier from a workbench down Highway 401, delivered at roughly the same time the goalie was receiving treatment in his team’s clinic.
Price’s new lid is not a rainbow of colour nor a hard-shell canvas of outrageous artwork. It doesn’t feature country singers or rodeo horses or even a motorcycle-riding angel of death.
If the stylishly crowned Price has ever worn a “classic” look, this is it.
There is absolutely nothing fancy here – just a predominantly white helmet with a large Canadiens logo on the right side, its mirror image on the left, Price’s No. 31 in the middle of a C on the chin, and red, white and blue half-logos on the top.
This point has been edited by Erik C.: 19 January 2013 - 01:48 PM