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Hiller says bye to Movember, gets Wild Wing mask

Posted on: December 2, 2011 3:52 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

Is there anybody in hockey happier to be done with the terrific month that is Movember than Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller?

Despite having an awesome mask that was rivaled only by the one worn by Tim Thomas, Hiller was dreadful in November. Really, he was no different than his teammates in Anaheim. But Hiller's struggles were particularly strong, so a new month brings about a new chance with a new coach.

And a new mask.

His mustache mask is gone through a charity auction, so a new mask has to come. In its place is not his old mat black cage but instead the new Wild Wing design. Next to having a Darkwing Duck motif, this is pretty much one of the better designs he could have produced.

Here is a description of the mask from The Goalie Guild. I highly suggest reading the entire story, it's a fun description that does the mask complete justice.

With the power to create a new superstition on [designer Alec] Voggel’s fingertips, he knew the moment was just right. It was time to reverse and transform Hiller’s famine into fortune by unleashing the latest mask in a line of legendary Anaheim Ducks designs: Wild Wing.

Instead of paying homage to his teammates, Hiller is now honoring the official Ducks mascot. As you can see, he’s striking quite the intimidating pose on either side of the mask, breaking out from underneath the shards and remnants of Hiller’s old “Batman” black-matted mask.

With the moonlight now splashing over the mask, it reveals another job performed to perfection. It is complete. It has been revealed. Off to sleep, just one last task to complete before the moonlight wanes and the fresh sunlight of a new day spills out from behind the distant mountains.

It's even 3-D from afar.

What's your opinion?

Photo: Airxess.ch, courtesy of The Goalie Guild

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Comments

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Hiller says bye to Movember, gets Wild Wing mask

Hiller should burn his Movember mask; everybody should shave their 'staches; the team should perform a voodoo ritual--whatever it takes to put this past November behind us!



Since: Apr 17, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 5:01 pm
 

Hiller says bye to Movember, gets Wild Wing mask

I'm sure you're a little bitter about Hiller sucking in November, Bob. If I remember correctly he was on your fantasy team here on CBS. That sucks, mon.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2011 4:56 pm
 

Hiller says bye to Movember, gets Wild Wing mask

He should have shaved the mustache after the 4th loss this month and legally changed his name to "Prostate" instead so that he could get the message out on the back of his jersey and hopefully spend more time stopping pucks.    To his credit, after such a terrible month for he and the Ducks, I'll recall when Parros ditched his stache, Hiller grew his (and the helmet thing), and then they either got hurt or decided to suck at hockey during the great month of Movember.   Duck fans should talk about prostates more so that they don't have to witness a month like that again.


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