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Photo: Ducks goalies mine nostalgia with Lego, Pac-Man masks

Aug 4, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

Remember when goalie mask art was dominated by ferocious monsters and fearsome beasts? OK, those are still out there, but the latest trend might be “mining your youth.”

Dave already unveiled Cam Talbot‘s (latest) tribute to “Ghostbusters,” but that same fantastic mask artist apparently made a Lego-themed lid for Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen:


Nicely done.

You know what’s oddly fitting, though? The Ducks’ potential battle for the No. 1 goalie gig also takes place in the nostalgia category, as John Gibson counters with a pretty amazing Pac-Man mask from Dave Art:



In case other goalies need some inspiration, here are a few free nostalgia-laced mask ideas:

  • Scrooge McDuck diving into a swimming pool full of money (great for goalies who just earned new contracts … Ben Bishop maybe?).
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles without those disturbing noses. (Seriously, Michael Bay … when will it end?)
  • He-Man and Skeletor = all you really need.

What type of design would you feature on a goalie mask if you could afford the Dave Art treatment?

  1. fleuryvokounftw - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    A friend of mine plays in a local hockey league and they wear teenage mutant ninja turtle jerseys.

    • guitarisgood4u - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:28 AM

      I wouldn’t have any fun customizing a set of pads for that team. #Sh!tGoaliesNeverSay

  2. ibieiniid - Aug 4, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Gibson throwing back to the old mascot… I’m honestly kinda surprised the Ducks let that happen.

    • echech88 - Aug 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      1.) They wore the Mighty Ducks jerseys last year

      2.) That Mighty Ducks logo has been on the shoulder patch of their uniforms for 4 years or so now

      • ibieiniid - Aug 4, 2014 at 10:19 AM

        I stand corrected.

      • infieldhit - Aug 4, 2014 at 12:20 PM

        Although if they had their way, they’d probably prefer the current logo be more prominent.

        I loved the logo/colors as a teenager, but was glad they switched to something a little more… conventional.

  3. infieldhit - Aug 4, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    The cool thing about Andersen is that he’s actually from Denmark, which is where Lego is from.

    And it’s an interesting change from his previous design, whichhad the duck mask dripping with blood.

  4. govtminion - Aug 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Olive green helmet with gold grill.

    Because you know one of these guys HAS to be a Halo fan.

  5. dubblelznhell - Aug 4, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Sonic The Hedgehog

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