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Tailing the Komets

Everything you ever wanted to know ...

... about Frenchy's mask

Posted in: Komets


Tue, 10/24/2006 - 9:35am

I'll say this, this mask sure seems different than the ones he's had in the past.

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 9:49am

Love the article Blake-thanks-this actually clears up what we were discussing in the past week about Frenchy's mask having flames on it: "Komets goaltender Kevin St. Pierre (nicknamed

Tony E
Tue, 10/24/2006 - 9:52am

Very cool article. It is good to see mask painting has not gone up with inflation. I think I paid about $500 for my last one back in 1992.
For anyone who loves looking at goalie masks, check out this site. It will be well worth it!

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 3:25pm

Great read. Have any better pictures of the mask that you can zoom in a little closer?

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 3:37pm

It's easier to see in the actual paper.

Tony E
Tue, 10/24/2006 - 4:01pm

Blake how are you enjoying your couple of days off? ;-)

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 4:14pm

is it days off if he's still here? lol

Tony E
Tue, 10/24/2006 - 5:06pm

I think he is afraid to leave us alone!

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 5:08pm


Tue, 10/24/2006 - 6:00pm

with all the people that blog not naming names *ahem* hit somebody i can see why he wouldn't want to leave lol

Tue, 10/24/2006 - 6:59pm

Very interesting article.
I'm glad this form of expression came back when the birdcages started to disappear. There were some great designs worn by NHL goalies in the 1970s ... Gerry Cheevers' stitch design, Gary Simmons' cobra, Gilles Meloche's Cleveland Barons design, Mike Palmateer's Maple Leaf design and one of the greatest masks ever, Gilles Gratton's lion.

Tony E
Tue, 10/24/2006 - 7:09pm

Jeff, check out the link I posted above. Most of those masks are shown.
Thanks for the Mike Palmateer reference! The most acrobatic goalie of all time.

Wed, 10/25/2006 - 4:16am

My favorite NHL mask was Beezer's mask while playing for the Florida Panthers. It was awesome!