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Mike Smith and the Wile E. Coyote

Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:10 pm
Edited on: August 30, 2011 8:51 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

A couple of weeks ago we had an opportunity to speak with Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets about the rather frightening look his new mask will carry in 2011, illustrating just how unique these works of art can be. On Monday, the mask for new Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was revealed by the artist, David Arrigo, and it will feature, appropriately enough, the Looney Tunes character, Wile E. Coyote.

Have a look, via Arrigo's website, where you can check out multiple angles as well as his thoughts on the design.

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Smith will be competing for the No. 1 job in Phoenix with Jason LaBarbera in an effort to replace Ilya Bryzgalov, and Arrigo adds that he will soon be revealing the art work for Labarbera's mask for the upcoming season, having designed it as well.

It's not the first time a Looney Tunes character has been featured on a goalie mask, as Patrick Lalime's mask always had a version of Marvin The Martian.

Photo: David Arrigo

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Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: September 8, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Mike Smith and the Wile E. Coyote

Come on Guys get it right!! ITs steve mason from the New Jets with his Aces High tribute! plus you had in the past Roman Tuerk with his Eddie Masks!!



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Mike Smith and the Wile E. Coyote

It was Steve Mason of the Blue Jackets with the Iron Maiden "Aces High" Eddie mask.



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:32 pm
 

Mike Smith and the Wile E. Coyote

Very nice.  Who was the player who used pictures of Eddie (Iron Maiden's mascott) as his mask?



Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Mike Smith and the Wile E. Coyote

That's. A cool looking mask


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