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Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

Posted on: December 20, 2011 11:19 am
 

By Brian Stubits

All Ilya Bryzgalov has to do is stop the puck more often than not to endear himself to the Philadelphia faithful. Or he could just make the most awesomest Philly-centric mask ever for the Winter Classic.

The Flyers goaltender who has already won legions of fans from the Legion of Doom faithful with his appearances on the debut of HBO's 24/7 is having a mask made just for the Classic. That's not unusual. In fact, it's commonplace. Henrik Lundqvist has his special mask ready to go.

The mask isn't completely finished in the video shown on the Flyers website, but it doesn't have to be to see how amazing it will be.

Bryzgalov's request for the design? He wanted it to showcase Philadelphia sports. So the top of the mask has the Winter Classic logo displayed prominently. On one side are images of Reggie White and Michael Jack Schmidt airbrushed on. The other side is still being worked on. It already has Julius Erving at the top and then it will have toothless Bobby Clarke below him. On the front of the mask is a banner that looks to be waving in the wind that just says "BRYZ" with the Philly Phanatic peeking his head around. Lastly, the back of the mask will feature a photo of Philly's boxing icon. No, not Rocky, but the late, great Joe Frazier.

The mask will only be worn once and after that it will be sold to charity. I can only imagine how many Philly fans will be trying to get their hands on this mask. It's pure awesomeness.

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Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:32 am
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

dma27 it would be a yankee mask only. What other glory NYC glory do you speak of? The Mets? The Knicks? You dont have a football team. New jersey has 2 football teams but New York City has none. The Rangers suck, the Long Island Islanders have a much better franchise history than the Rangers and they have sucked for 30 years, and even Long island doesnt consider itself NYC!!!


Bryz's mask is awesome. Cant argue with Reggie White, MJ Schmidt, the Phanatic, toothless Bobby Clarke, and Dr.J!!!  



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:17 am
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

If Lundquist wanted to follow suit he'd need to change masks about 14 times during the game.

Unfortunately, Lundquist's mask pales in comparison to Bryz's mask.  So cliche to put the Statue and a couple common logos and call it unique



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:10 am
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

Cool mask, nice tribute



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:01 am
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

Fran Drummond from Drummond Custom Airbrush.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 22, 2011 8:28 am
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

Note: All of Philadephia's sports glory fits on a hockey mask.  If Lundquist wanted to follow suit he'd need to change masks about 14 times during the game.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:10 am
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

Wow, I absolutely love the mask. Awesome design and as a packers fan I love the Reggie White picture. Love the Frazier design too, the design is simply awesome! Anyone know who designed it?




Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

Why not wear it all the time? Get 2 made and sell one of for charity, wear the other the rest of the season. Hopkins should buy it and add his image.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Bryzgalov's Winter Classic Philly mask is awesome

I can't even imagine what this will go for.  Any true fan of Philly sports would pay a mint for it, if they have it to spend.


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