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Best Hockey Masks of All-Time

August 22, 2019

the hockey world has it has always had
it set shira planted entertainers uh… believes are important group of people
but the great thing about hockey has been the hockey mask dot plot was the
first person to wear one uh… back in the nineteen sixties
unbelievable when you look at polled footage of hockey you see these guys
like gump worsley and john plotkin an old goalies not wearing masks and the
brown i believe is the last one cannot wear mask in the n_h_l_ and and they’re
just facing the shots of course shots that was before the development of the
really hard slap shot at that time is mostly rishabh some snapshots but at the
same time it’s ridiculous to have this pop coming at your face at many miles an hour and you also sticks going up and down in
front of you anyway there were some great masts and
that early era in the seventies patrick and i wanted to take uh… that look at
back at some of them and i know i don’t know if we’re gonna go in any order here
rikki i have a personal favorite mime was always jerry cheaper if we can save
that for last if you’d like uh… but some of the current masks
uh… or or the sort of the new wave of masks by i i really like brian haywards
mass when he was the goalie of the fledgling san jose sharks uh… hazy now
the voice of uh… you see there it’s the sharks mouth uh… i think it’s it’s a great look uses eyes come in through it and these
painters who painted around the mass but now today uh… we have uh… another
shark mass going to have another whose message this tricky family’s grief
yet thomas greases mass going i i’m you know in the old hazy way this one looks
a little jaws here it looks a little uh… rate whiter you know how it looks
real the painters have gotten better since brian hayward was in the place yet
but uh… and also that the shapes of of massive change drastically as well so
that’s a great that these two are great of the classic mass one of my favorites
growing up i was in new york rangers then and i used to go to games in my dad
remember brother all the time and there was a ranger rowly name usual
crept home jill’s where tom is known they call them gratuity uh… because he was crazy and this is
his lion mask will apparently he believed he was so crazy
did he actually believe that he was in the roman coliseum but he actually
believed that he was living in the life of someone who was a gladiator coliseum
yes so you where the lion mask the defendant and they would say that he was
such a bad boldly in this is not war there there were tapes of this at the
time or i guess it was film at the time getting out of the way of pops when he
was standing in the polls because of the he thought they were stoning them in the
indiana major of uh… the roman ages so it’d be interesting part about this one
was that i i i’m not sure if you her how he got that is masking read
something here in the story about fighters in national geographic and then decided no worries that i i
want them right hander but it looks like a lot and we are willing to admit it’s
actually effect i thought it was the famous line instead of the tiger it
looks more tiger another look at i was little and but in any case shows that tom played in the
n_h_l_ for like twenty minutes i don’t think he had much of a career uh… forty-seven and forty seven games
ads uh… tapestries and by the nazis in the hockey hall of fame and i believed
he wants the math back right but it doesn’t they said it
belongs to the n_h_l_ over its only thing we belong to the
team to the steamboat paypal i think it’s parking parking self
discipline that he can’t get it back anyone’s with so little pharyngeal kept
on thinking that that was really really cool mask um… and immediately you know
and then isle of curtis just for for curtis joseph as one of the great
nicknames in sports crew joe uh… and of course obviously he had to
have to do a painted onto assembled in oregon uh… where he got the master of
the new nickname nick well his name is curtis joseph so uh… it was i’m guessing see you from curtis jail from joseph for is actually a stephen king novel y
know that it that’s why i could just there weren’t enough there was a thicker
yet uh… i definitely have implicitly no
yeah uh… let’s go to the next on the put up
on the screen phyllis steve shields yes the shields a good one here uh… steve shields well you know let’s
let’s i think we need to before talking about steve shields we need to talk a bit jerry tutors jerry
g verses that is my favorite there it is uh… agencies got them that this is
what masks will flight at the genesis of of hockey mask you see that yours were expose it was
just a little plays on the back and then you pulled it over your face j_j_ boers
every time a mark was made on his hockey mask he would paint uh… stitches where he otherwise would
have been hit by something so those are all the stitches he would have had had he not have a mask and that’s the shield generations later
after jerry shavers went ahead and had his mass of look at
that again faded just like jerry cheaper snap nigel
what i think very very cool i think almost as cool it’s the same thing of course the
masters as evolve a little bit so that they had the cages in front so they have
better i’d you know they they can see better better of lines vision but what what what he’s done is he’s
painted jerry cheaper spears on the side of the massive and painted a back to the
mass so that the painting that’s not just that’s not the fields any red hair
i think it’s really cool that things have almost cooler and very few something different to cool masks to anymore uh… dairy simmons okay the cobra year
gary sims the cobra played for the hapless uh… california golden seal was
an effort on the oakland seals yesterday and uh… weak field jerseys they were
unsuccessful franchise the jim nielsen uh… was it good they called me eskimo he was uh… alaskans who play for them to play for
the rangers later he painted the dragon just shows you how far we’ve come there’s just an inexplicable dragging on
his uh… mask he played for the seals of any deal with
the distraction from those ugly jerseys with bush markets s but some parts of the sneaker
dragon uh… isn’t what i think it’s a place
for requesting minor we busting is a visit ok well but we now i think it’s
appropriate ok it doesn’t matter is that we know it’s not a steel uh… and he
played for the seals that wasn’t that great mass that it was
the indicative of what was going on in mask
technology number they became believe golden seals uh… i think it
will become the kansas city scouts or the cleveland barrett accidentally
woodlands habits of thought to be in the cleveland browns uh… with their
captain cmo no way in their goalies you’ll know walsh uh… over the parents
play they worked arable saw and dennis meru was uh… was a big uh… he was there before sir and and story score political whilst we
have uh… that it uh… which if it was a very divisive
i’d really like midi mappings d_n_a_ models it shows uh… akkada for sales up a phone it is not
because break at the end for certain that unites people happen as part of al
capone i thought this was pretty cool pluses it’s very detailed the above the bullets flying down any of the
political life in writers have a very was pretty good and i i don’t like the
flyers all but i’m still with that being the calm at
the boards the bullet had no was the fires outside of philadelphia strip that
is a dirty team they’ve cheated for years and uh… and these three three four and chris pronger and have chris pronger but i don’t have
that uh… leslie go with uh… dairy bar jerry brown
happily jerry wrong the let’s see probably uh… what way and there wasn’t
he really was the initiator of the skeleton mass which is seen lots of
different information services for showing me this this is the ark type of
that this is the very beginning of skeleton mask history probably played i i’m aram re he played
for vancouver will simply play for buffalo the listener members vancouver
yeah powell gary bromley uh… of course uh… uh… started the skeletons and
then there were many many films after that the to me jerry keepers and and steve shields
those two masks are the best uh… that they’re banned because at all
plays off of hell called she first mass was originally there’s one more that you
that you brought up before we went out of the segment and that was uh… tour
of the for early edge a broker is an important one to see because jim
rutherford will not the first gotta wear masks and that’s also not one of those doubts
when that since the first one to paint at at that time there are all usual
gloomier and and and he talked with the rangers goal is to just four white man’s
so so somebody had the idea that maybe they could take a little bit onto jim
jimmy rutherford so they gave him kind of these days i make up the speech
we we gene simmons stuff going on in the face now with a little bit of the end of
the detroit red wings on it so and that was pretty cool and it is important
because we will he was in the first to wear a mask he was the first uh… to paint
on the mask and and that’s important and he’s still with the bread but i believe
i believe he’s there g_m_ anyway at very cool well walk down mask memory lane is
the coolest thing about uh… about hockey uniforms as they get the paper
that’s what


  • Reply hoydens November 27, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I thought  Doug Favell was the first to paint his mask.

  • Reply matt December 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    what About pekka rinne

  • Reply Justin C December 7, 2013 at 2:41 am

    "Nobody likes the Flyers", "They have cheated for years". Really? I understand that many people don't like them, but still, why hate on them? The video is about masks, not how the Flyers are dirty. I know it was something little, but it pisses me off to hear someone mouth off about my team, especially when the talk is bull-crap. Not raging, just standing up for my team.

  • Reply reece young December 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    the guy on the left is a dick

  • Reply JimAnchower January 12, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    These guys don't know shit. Favell was the first to paint his mask in October 1970. Rutherford painted his mask red the same season. The wings over the eyes mask didn't happen until about 1974.

  • Reply canconrox February 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    REALLY?! not one dan bouchard mask?

  • Reply Maxence Bérubé February 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Big omissions Ken Dryden and Tony Esposito's mask, nothing flashy but definitely iconic and legendary.

  • Reply Vancity February 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    the guy on the right has a fuckin demented face and i wanna punch him square in the mouth. and he also is the biggest fuckin idiot plug ive ever seen.

  • Reply LOKISlog7 March 3, 2014 at 5:12 am

    What about Bunny Laraques mask? Awesome and Intimidating
    Mike Palmateers classic
    Gary Dejardins – Sabres
    Murray Bannermans Blackhawk mask – Sweet
    Doug Favell -Rockies
    Ed Staniowski – Blues (like Rutherfords but Blues logo)
    Michel Dionne – Penguins "Bird Beak"

  • Reply Pablo Van Cleef March 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

    What we are a dirty team cause we know how to fight?? Dirty teams implies cheap shots and thats NOT what the Flyers are about. We'll stand toe to toe and kick your ass. We dont need to cheap shot…get your facts right…the Original Six thanked us for being the ONLY team to whoop the Russians ass during that 70's tour

  • Reply Pablo Van Cleef March 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

    and please tell me how we "cheated for years"?? assholes

  • Reply SuperOmnom1 March 25, 2014 at 7:22 am

    something tells me these guys don't do much research……

  • Reply MisterDoctorDubz April 22, 2014 at 7:11 am

    The Flyers cheated for years?They put opponents on their asses.If your opponents are on their asses,they ain't playin' hockey,as The Fog would say.

  • Reply jesse Christmyer April 24, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Fuck you Flyers are the best and changed the way the game is played the are the reason the inforcer is as big as it is today!

  • Reply Lee Harrison June 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I know they're gonna get hate from the Philadelphia Cryers fans

  • Reply Farrell Fawzi June 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Curse you non flyers fan and I'm from Ireland

  • Reply Ian Schoenleber July 11, 2014 at 5:16 am

    The flyers have the best fans in hockey period and they by far have the most presence in any arena home or away. the flyers are just the thorn in everybodies side that wont go away and thats why people hate us so much. regardless, were a good team with lots of heart and we never give up and we upset good teams all season

  • Reply Sum fuk productions August 27, 2014 at 7:22 am

    How do you spell that jyl graton guys name correctly

  • Reply Kyle Beverton January 3, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Not true

  • Reply famous hawk January 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    the one who likes the rangers is th best

  • Reply hillhead11 February 12, 2015 at 4:48 am

    guy on the right is a douche

  • Reply Isaiah Murray February 15, 2015 at 1:51 am

    chris pronger is beast

  • Reply Christina Phillips March 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I love the flyers

  • Reply Joseph ZDub April 3, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Really. No one likes philly. Thumbs up.

  • Reply Quentin Raffensperger May 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

    70's masks were cool, Gilles Gratton, Dave Favell.  John Davidson. 

  • Reply Quentin Raffensperger May 27, 2015 at 6:03 am

    These 2 are brutal.

  • Reply Quentin Raffensperger May 27, 2015 at 6:07 am

    The guy on the left knows nothing…absolutely clueless.

  • Reply Frank B June 22, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    The older hosts sure knows his hockey, but he's off on Dennis Maruk. Maruk was a little, stocky guy that could score, but Lenny Frig was their enforcer for their first year in Cleveland, and after he left, Randy Holt took over. Bob Stewart was a rough player for a couple of years on those Cleveland teams (only lasted 2 years, before they were "contracted" Into Minnesota's team, the North Stars). Maruk was a young guy when he was with Cleveland, and he became a great scorer with the Capitals, and he wasn't the enforcer there, either. Randy Holt played with Maruk for a couple of years in Washington, and the years that Holt wasn't there, the enforcer on the Caps team was Gord Lane & Paul Mulvey. Ryan Walter, later of Montreal got into a few scrapes as a young guy with the Caps, as well.

  • Reply Lil Slacker June 26, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Gilles graton seen a picture of a tiger in a magazine for the idea he never read about it in the national geographic channel theres a video where he talks about how we thought of it

  • Reply Manuel Cruzal July 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    This guy a fuckin idiot or what??

  • Reply Nate Stoddard October 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    This host sucks……he just plain sucks at what he does.

  • Reply BomberBright Gamer November 11, 2015 at 1:10 am

    iam a goale to

  • Reply Bob Frankenstein December 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    God that guy's an idiot. 'he had the lion thinking he was a gladiator' come to find out it was a tiger. 'do u know how he got the nickname?' 'well I'm guessing cu-for Curtis and jo-for joseph?' it was a Stephen King novel… 'well of course… we all knew that' : / 'he had a dragon painted on the front' Nope that's definitely a cobra… thus the nickname…

    this guy is a complete idiot playing like he knows everything!

  • Reply Alex Kohl December 31, 2015 at 7:13 am

    jacques plante wasnt the first one to wear a mask, but he was the first one to wear a mask regularly.

  • Reply Dwayne Greatzky January 3, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    where's olaf kolzig aka godzilla

  • Reply Steven Fanale January 15, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Jacques Plante first used the mask on November 1,1959 for the Montreal Canadiens and after that everyone wore one since that date.

  • Reply Carter Alexander January 31, 2016 at 7:51 am

    So painful yet educational to watch

  • Reply Sheryl Mays February 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    These subtitles are horrible

  • Reply Tommy Glodo February 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Ed Belfour's eagle mask was is awesome

  • Reply Gee Smack Joey Pads March 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Patrick Lalime's was always my favourite.

  • Reply Drew Monroe April 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm


  • Reply 1389 Gaming April 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I like watching hockey but i wouldnt call my self a hardcore fan or anything, which means i always have questions about the sport.

    So i was wondering, how come players are not wearing full face protection. Like if a puck flies into goalies face he has full facial protection but if a puck flies high and hits a player in the face his mouth area is still exposed under the visor?

  • Reply George Baker June 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Doug Favell was the first to have a painted mask. When he was with the Flyers, on Halloween night ( 1968) his team mates painted his mask orange,( the Flyers uniforms has orange in their  colors)

  • Reply rock and roll life style June 10, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Do these guys have a clue ?

  • Reply jake jones June 19, 2016 at 3:09 am

    i love the flyers and im from new york, and they are not a dirty team any more stop living in the past.

  • Reply euthirox1 August 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Mike Richter had a great mask. My personal favorite

  • Reply sploofmonkey October 27, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Gillies Meloche went on to play for the Minnesota North Stars in the late 1970s. The North Stars were one of the best teams ever in 1980, they knocked off the 4-time Stanley cup champions Montreal Canadians in 1980, but lost to the next dynasty in the finals – New York Islanders. After that year, Meloche was traded to Washington, and a few years later another excellent goalie from the North Stars was traded to Washington – Don Beaupre.

    The Flyers had some good rosters in 1980s, were in the finals a two times, and were a very clean hockey team, not like the 1970s Broad St Bullies.

  • Reply Chris A November 1, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Cool segment. Yes! Gilles Gratton #1 all time, cheevers , & dryden(same era) are two of the most memorable. Mike palmateer had a cool maple leaf(same team) John Davidson had a simple but tastefully done r,w&bl stripe. The 70's all plaster masks; although they cut peripheral vision were the coolest. Something so road warrior about them.

  • Reply BrenButler November 15, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Ayyy Griess! Go NY

  • Reply The Gaming Guy January 1, 2017 at 4:12 am

    Steve masons mask is my favorite mask of all time

  • Reply Nova KingR6 January 10, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Holy ur ligit

  • Reply Vincent Godinez February 12, 2017 at 3:35 am

    i thought doug favells orange (pumpkin mask), was the first mask painted in the N.H.L.

  • Reply Island Response Videos. March 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    it's a cobra. Jesus Christ. who did the barons become? anybody? eh? and shit guys come on what the fuck. did you guys actually watch hockey or are you reading from Google?

  • Reply Lisa Moreno March 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Bernie Parent's mask when he was playing in the WHA for the Philadelphia Blazers had flames running up the sides of the mask was really cool looking, and obviously his Flyers mask was iconic. Hey the NHL needs the Flyers because they love to hate and since inception of the Flyers one of the biggest road draws of the league also one bad ass hockey looking logo, and yes over the yrs. the Flyers had the best over the rangers and there "red hockey pants." Screw these two nitwits.

  • Reply Wyatt March 21, 2017 at 1:45 am

    LETS GO RANGERS,#wearerangerstown

  • Reply Mike Youngblood April 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Tim Thomas's mask was good but Tuukka Rasks is amazing

  • Reply Paul Cutchins April 17, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    "do you know what cujo is?" bro, just put up the pictures and keep your idiot mouth shut. every time you talk I want to throw up. "not really cool", just stop.

  • Reply Nico Falciano May 13, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I was like oh a top 10 list but then it is a talk show when 2 mins of the video is the list and the rest is nonsense information.

  • Reply Guy Francis Buscemi May 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Flyers cheating huh…Schultz didn't cheat when he kicked Rolfes butt now did he…

  • Reply Garrett Johnston May 25, 2017 at 3:19 am

    these guys are fucking stupid

  • Reply Jo Bckts May 28, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Flyers couldn't cheat. The refs Hate them. Pens had 3 Mega $tars. Beat a few chumps for Cups. Flyers had 1 Mega star. Won 2 cups. Lost to Every Dynasty. Habs/ NYI/ Edmntn/ Wings. All Star teams.

  • Reply Quentin 33 June 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    These guys are so uninformed. Do some homework before you do this topic.

  • Reply the12thghostface July 15, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Please, we all know Jason has the greatest mask of all time.

  • Reply YourAverageMachine101 July 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    jason mask should be number 1

  • Reply Sara Laport October 2, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I painted the stitches on my mask everywhere I get hit

  • Reply Lawrence Welsh October 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Wrong it was a guy named Clint Benadict

  • Reply Lawrence Welsh October 22, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    My fav mask is Eddie Belfour mask

  • Reply Justin Conn October 26, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I like old time masks

  • Reply St3w4rt November 10, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Wow the guy in the suit is a straight up loser

  • Reply gwarkill November 11, 2017 at 4:18 am

    These two guys are the worst dumb cunts I’ve seen in a while.

  • Reply Andrew Jenner November 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Cujo lol that kids a moron

  • Reply Fee Lynn November 20, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Don't forget Jason Voorhees.

  • Reply dixie lou Carter December 4, 2017 at 4:58 am

    How do you make this list and not include Jimmy Craig's mask with the shamrocks?

  • Reply splash December 4, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Jim Rutherford the GM of Detroit??
    I guess thats news to Ken Holland…

  • Reply anthony lingon December 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    biggest sports boners ive seen in awhile

  • Reply Nokturhn December 6, 2017 at 1:59 am

    The young turds are sloppy all around. Oh and Trump still won

  • Reply ällistySSiili December 17, 2017 at 12:51 am

    pekka rinne mask and brodeur devil mask and my favorite tuukka rask

  • Reply Wicked Henderson December 26, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    The cujo bit is hard to watch.

  • Reply Trevor Wilson December 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Murray Banterman 80's Blackhawks, the China doll

  • Reply Joshua Crandall December 31, 2017 at 12:59 am

    These poor fools acting like they know a damn thing about hockey lore is pretty funny

  • Reply T Orrent January 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    HOW can you talk mask designs and leave out two of the Hawks' goalies, Darren Pang and Murray Bannerman?

  • Reply rdlytle January 5, 2018 at 1:49 am

    What moron close-captioned this thing? Absolutely abysmal…I had to block it out in order follow what they were saying….

  • Reply tim weatherill January 15, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Do they do Ken Dryden?

  • Reply William Severance January 19, 2018 at 12:43 am

    This host is a bumbling ass

  • Reply Gworz 65 January 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    0:20 that’s my relative right there

  • Reply alschbachb February 24, 2018 at 11:17 am

    You guys are both idiots and have no idea what you’re talking about at all.

  • Reply Jason L February 28, 2018 at 8:38 am

    3:43 the guy on the right needs to be kicked in the balls to make restitution for this part of the conversation. Absolutely clueless.

  • Reply jimmy ciliberti March 3, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Gilles Villemure mask the sad clown mask was the best

  • Reply Vincent Higgins May 10, 2018 at 1:08 am

    It's official. I will click on anything hockey.

  • Reply Lawrence Welsh June 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Don't forget Eddie Belfour my fav goalie

  • Reply Michael Chialastri November 29, 2018 at 5:17 am

    The host had at least 12 mistakes. Eddy G of the Rangers did paint his mask at the end of his career.

  • Reply George Baker December 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Doug Favell of the Flyer's was the FIRST to have a painted mask. His mask was painted a bright orange before a game on Holoween night. The trainer or players did it without him knowing until he showed up for the game

  • Reply Bernie Gregorio January 18, 2019 at 12:14 am

    too much blah blah blah…

  • Reply nkmcfrln January 25, 2019 at 12:49 am

    The Seals teal jerseys, the name, and the logos were awesome so fuck you. So were the other colours. A team from California going with teal for a colour? How messed up is that? Or the Sharks for that matter which was used as a name for the WHA's team in Los Angeles.

  • Reply b0ngburner420 February 2, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Wish he would just stfu and show the images. Annoying mfer

  • Reply Stephen G March 6, 2019 at 7:41 am

    No Tony O?

  • Reply excalibur2112 April 1, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Gilles Gratton's mask is a Tiger mask.

  • Reply DMZABO April 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

    The guy commentating sucks!

  • Reply Alan Brown May 10, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Dennis Maruk an enforcer?!? He was a skater and scorer. -CLEVELAND ROCKER.

  • Reply Shotgunsam 23 May 26, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Flyers are a dirty team… says the rangers fan.

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