Rangers Reveal Goalie Masks for the New Season

 

Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of my beloved New York Rangers released images of the mask he will wear for the 2014-’15 season, and it looks like a stripped-down, simplified version of previous masks. It doesn’t seem as “busy” to me. King Henrik’s mask has his usual stylized crown on the front, with the Statue of Liberty on each side. As a hidden message, the three crowns on the mask (his, and the twin Lady Libertys) pay homage to the three crowns on the Swedish flag, (the “Tre Kronor”).

The mask was designed and painted by Dave Gunnarsson, who does a lot of work for NHL goalies.

 

camtalbotBackup goaltender Cam Talbot also has a new design ny Ginnarsson, this one paying homage to the New York-based comedy classic Ghostbusters.

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What Can Break Cap’s Shield?

shieldedThis publicity image of a prop from Avengers: Age of Ultron is very unsettling: What could be powerful enough to break Captain America’s shield?

The legendary shield was created by out of a strange alloy of Vibranium, a rare metal found only in the African country of Wakanda — but more importantly, it’s virtually indestructible. So how does the weapon get cracked like this in the movie?
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