Friday, March 21, 2008

The Goalie Masks You Picked!

Voting has officially closed for determining the top 32 goalie masks to be included in the upcoming NHLToGM. Thanks to the more than 1,500 of you who voted and here's who you selected in alphabetical order.








Sorry for the small images. You'll be treated to larger ones when the tournament actually begins.

Those masks will make up half of the first round of the tournament. All of the pictures are completely up to date with current masks (including Huet and Emery). I double- and triple-checked them in many cases. I've already decided on who will comprise the other half but I'll unveil those and go into more detail tomorrow. On Sunday you'll learn the match-ups and see the brackets. On Monday you'll cast your first vote.

Speaking of that first vote, we're starting with a preliminary round. A total of 68 masks will be involved in this tournament altogether. You're thinking, "Now Chris, how is it that we have a bracket of 32 on each side yet somehow you've managed to come up with a sum of 68?" Good question.

Marty Turco wears two masks, presently. One is black and one is white (he likes them to match his jersey, I guess). You see the black one above but in the first poll you'll be voting to decide which one will go into the tournament. There's another goalie that has a similar situation whose name I will reveal tomorrow. That makes 66.

I'll explain the other two tomorrow because actually there will be 34 masks there so we'll have to narrow that down with preliminary round polls. That makes a grand total of 4 preliminary round polls. Hope I didn't confuse you too much with that. It's not really important.

All you really need to do is cast a vote and you're good to go. Stay tuned for the rest of the group tomorrow!

11 comments:

Bill said...

Great Work Chris! Glad to see you got Price's New mask and not his original NHL mask :)

Billy Song said...

The other situation with two masks is Karri Ramo of Green (sorry, Tampa) Bay.

Z3R0SYST3MX said...

w0000t, those graphics are beautiful. thanks for putting so much time and effort into these. this will be the finest competition yet!

Chris said...

The other situation with two masks is Karri Ramo of Green (sorry, Tampa) Bay.

Oh great, Billy, way to ruin the surprise! Yes, Karri Ramo does in fact have two masks and will be included in the preliminary round.

w0000t, those graphics are beautiful. thanks for putting so much time and effort into these. this will be the finest competition yet!

And thanks for the compliments on the graphics. Took me long enough but they're finally all finished.

Kate said...

no alex auld! what an outrage!

good job, the photos look fantastic,

im upset that it became more of a popularity contest than a mask contest, i hope that doesnt happen in the voting.

i guess we'll know if martin brodeur gets past the first round

Bill said...

Brodeurs mask is awesome because it is timeless and simple, it should win

awildermode said...

awesome! this is the ying to the yang of the guitars.

this tournament bracket is waaaayyyyy better than some college basketball bracket i keep hearing about. march madness has nothing on "mask madness". (you can use that, by the way, chris)

i do not care who wins this, i just ant to see a clean and fair fight. oh, who am i kidding, cannot wait.

Darryl said...

no hasek eh? bummer

capsfan1000 said...

you have huet's old mask on there. you need to change to the new one he has.

Nate said...

chris, mike smith had an unbelievable mask in the pens-lightning game. i dont know if he was included in the initial voting, but he finally got his new mask after the trade and it's sick.

Chris said...

you have huet's old mask on there. you need to change to the new one he has.

Actually, I don't. But the image is so small I understand your confusion. The mask he wears now has the Caps' secondary logo, the "weagle" up on top and a bald eagle painted on the side we can see in that picture. You'll see when I post the larger images.