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Check out Schneider’s new Devils mask

Sep 2, 2013, 7:38 PM EST

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For Cory Schneider, plenty has changed, yet a lot remains the same.

He’s shifted from the Vancouver Canucks to the New Jersey Devils, but he’s likely to still fight for starts. Now he’s merely battling a different 2010 Winter Olympic goalie, as Roberto Luongo gives way to Martin Brodeur.

The same can be said about something as trivial as his goalie mask. Sure, it’ll look different in 2013-14, but the same basic motif follows: his mask seems more or less based on his team’s logo.

Here’s the latest design, via Daveart.com:

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Compare that to these three shots of his mask, via Getty, and you can see some parallels:

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Maybe the bigger question is: which Devils goalie has the coolest mask (sorry Johan Hedberg, we’re ignoring you here)? Brodeur shared his mask on Twitter in late July:

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Sorry, no zombies on either one.

(H/T to Sports Illustrated.)

  1. blomfeld - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Nice story, however the key question remains …

    Namely, what happens to the Canucks when Luongo pulls the rug from under their feet and goes back to Florida? I’m still not convinced that Luongo is even going to show up to training camp which is now only days away. After all, he didn’t hire the ‘high-powered’ legalese just for window dressing. But assuming he does show, then even the ‘hardcore’ Luongo fans must surely know that it’s only a matter of time before he leaves this city for good, which is certain to be sometime during the course of the coming campaign. So then what? As a ‘lukewarm’ supporter of the Canucks, I’d be curious to know what the Luongo Lovers think about this dilemma ?

    • vanindeed - Sep 2, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      Whatever people think of Luongo you cannot ignore the fact that he is the best goaltender the Canucks have ever had. He stopped the “goalie graveyard” tag the Canucks had for years.

      • blomfeld - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

        While I personally agree with you, there are ‘many’ here who would say “Captain Kirk, next question please” …

      • vanindeed - Sep 3, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        Cap’n Kirk was the main reason they got to the finals and so was Brodeur but neither stabilized the position like Luongo.

    • elvispocomo - Sep 3, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      …And the first post in Devils article is about the Canucks. What, no video to go with your trolling, blom??

      • elvispocomo - Sep 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM

        Even though there are plenty of Canucks/Luongo articles to post in, I’ll respond here.

        Kirk was great when we really needed him to be, and was a big part of the ’94 run. He wasn’t as great other years where Luongo really has been consistent year to year.

        Brodeur has been my favourite for a long time. He was one of the only things keeping a bad team afloat after the memorable ’82 run, and earned a lot of respect from Canucks fans for that.

        Put either in the internet era and the idiocy that is “the loudest voice wins the argument” would be just as harsh on them as they are on Luongo.

      • blomfeld - Sep 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM

        “What, no video to go with your trolling, blom??” …

        Listen Elvis, I’ll have you know that’s a very ‘hurtful’ statement and therefore I’m looking for an apology from you asap. In the meantime, please know that Kirk McLean was ‘by far’ the greatest Canuckle goalie of all time, no two ways about it. Of course Luongo’s numbers are better, but so are those of every other goaltender who plays today in the Michelin Man era. Add to that the fact that Captain Kirk was ‘good’ people who everyone liked, whereas Luongo is a divisive and egotistical jerk who’s garnered the hatred of more than 50% of his own fan base !

        *** Top ‘all time’ Canuck Goaltenders as per the Sports Desk @ Goteborg Posten ***

        1) Kirk McLean
        2) Richard Brodeur
        3) Cesare Maniago
        4) Roberto Luongo
        5) Gary Smith
        6) George Gardiner
        7) Charlie Hodge

  2. thailer35 - Sep 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Frankly I don’t like either of these masks. Martins has about two too many dog portraits that look like they belong on those awkward family photo cards sold at target, and Corey’s looks like a generic Devils helmet that might be sold at the local sports equipment shop.

    • elvispocomo - Sep 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM

      I don’t mind the sides/lower part, but the top with the plain black logo looks boring. He could have done some much nicer custom work there.

    • ibieiniid - Sep 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      i was gonna say the same thing about Crawford’s. feel like I’ve seen the same helmet in a Sports Authority…. which, contrary to popular belief, are not approved for actual hockey use.

      say, maybe that’s where he got his glove.

  3. iHeartHockey31 - Sep 3, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    I’m confused. I thought we were talking about goalie masks. How did Luongo get into the conversation? Has he revealed him new mask for the upcoming season?

    I like Steve Mason’s Zombie Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin & George Washington with a stutched on Flyers logo better than Schneider or Brodeur’s masks. [Probably better than whatever Luongo will end up doing — but I’m guessing he might not have decided what colors to paint his yet]

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