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Kings & Ducks Fail the Cool NHL Goalie Mask Test

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Sports Illustrated busted with a sweet and comprehensive look at current-day NHL goalies and their colorful helmets.

Sadly our local boys did not fare very well in comparison with some of the monsters that emboss a few of the masks, like the one above of Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars. They weren't embarrassingly bad, like some, but they're pretty near the bottom of the barrel.

The Kings' Jason LaBarbera seems to have Metallica represented on one half of his mask, with Hulk Hogan(!) on the other side. Meanwhile the Ducks' Ilya Bryzgalov is bringing the Disney back into the team's branding. Don't ask us why.

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It hurts because here in LA you'd think someone could find a brotha an airbrusher, yo.

Maybe this is a job for Shepard Fairey?

Anyways, check out SI for the photo gallery and Metafilter for the discussion.