...despite being a Mets fan, if this is real, I love the concept. With two sets of pads being leaked, I wonder if he'll wear one pair against the Islanders and the other against the Devils. Which makes sense since the players usually auction off equipment from these outdoor games for charity and you know Lundqvist would want to raise as much money as possible for the Garden of Dreams foundation.
...i also wonder if these pads give us some insight into what one of the jerseys will look like. Not sure how I'd feel about a pinstriped hockey jersey.
Lundqvist wasn't the only Rangers goaltender getting new equipment as Cam Talbot's new NHL mask is ready (via Dave Art)...
...unreal! Not sure about that red bar in the middle, but maybe it'll distract shooters.
Is this some kind of sick joke? As a Rangers and Mets fan, I am astounded at the lack of understanding of the New York sports dynamic. I can't believe anyone on the Rangers is poised to wear the colors of an unrelated sports franchise, one that qualifies as a nemesis of Mets fans everywhere. Perhaps the Ranger organization would be well served to understand that their fans are not all Yankee fans. Unless, of course, fan alienation is the goal.... I'm sure Ranger-Yankee fans would be just as upset if they were to wear Mets colors....
Is that Mega Maid from Spaceballs on Talbot's mask? She's gone from suck to blow!
Love the pinstripes. It exudes class. Those will go for lots of ca$h. If I wasn't a working stiff, I'd totes buy them, obvi.
I wonder how Hank breaks in "special" one time use gear? From my experience, I know goalie equipment (even more than non-goalie equipment) is a bitch to break in.
O.K., am I the only one here who thinks this mask is a little immature? There are so many iconic things about N.Y.C. he could use for a mask design. And if he starts to give up goals - he definitely needs to repaint that middle bar!
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Love the mask and pinstripe pads is awesome. . Rangers Giants Yankees Nets fan... No blue and orange here.. :)
I feel like Lundqvist is way too stylish to go out there in all pinstripes, like some kind of old school prisoner. If the jerseys were pinstriped, then he'd probably wear solid color pads. Maybe they'll rock something like the current Heritage jersey, but white with navy blue lettering.
I agree that they'll probably wear different jerseys (and different equipment) for each game.
Also, what is this event that these photos are being leaked from? Some kind of Bauer employee convention? You can see Maple Leafs gear in the way back, and maybe Red Wings pads behind the NYR ones. Looks like a hotel lobby, and the last photo that was leaked was from a similar setting.
But wait, if it's the Ghostbusters 2 mask, shouldn't it have the red slime and not Staypuff and the dogs?
@tomcurriejr OK tom, please take a breath. First of all, Hank is not going to wear the pin strip pads. So it is not even going to happen. The Yankees gave it a thumbs down. Second, Hank auctions the gear off after the games for charity, and as a Mets fan myself, it hurts to admit it, but the truth is the truth... Yankee stuff will bring a higher value than the Mets colors. Third, one of their opponents have orange and blue as their main colors. Would look pretty silly if The Ranger keeper had Islander pads. Lastly, the game is AT Yankee Stadium, not City Field. This really was not a swipe at The Mets at all. Please remember, this opinion, mixed with fact is coming from a life long, die hard Mets fan. LGR!
@Bukra! You are totally missing something. Ghostbusters is an inherently NY theme, and a dorky one. It all at once shows us he's "buying in" to being a New Yorker, but also doing so in a way that is loyal to his dorky personality. It's perfect. Go T-Bot!
@shoot_the_goalie I think last time they showed him using the Winter Classic gear at practices leading up to the game to break it in. If he's rocking two different sets, he may have to start sooner, or maybe Talbot practices with a set, and doesnt get custom pads for the outdoor games. Although I don't know if golaie pads are the kind of things you have to break in yourself so the crease and wear in the right places.
@MikeBlue I think you are i love the fact that goalies are so different with their masks i think each one shows each goalies personality and i think it is awesome what is so immature about having a ghostbusters themed masked??
Ghostbusters is potentially the most NYC thing ever, Seinfeld is probably the only thing that competes
@MikeBlue yes you are the only one.
Good point pkh. I have not seen a pic of the mask that shows the inside. It is likely that the inside of the cage is white, and the outside bars are painted red. That is how Jon Vanbiesbrook had his painted when he was in Florida. Just a thought, I am not sure how Talbot has his.
@johnnyb3910 Yeah, must have been a Bauer showcase or something along those lines.
@KreiderisTheChosenOne I just threw up in my mouth by that comment. Love the Rangers, but watching them dressed up like the Yanks is not what i would like to see. Can deal with some pads if Henrik wants to wear them, but a jersey. Oh god no.
@johnAMIRANTESrug i read somewhere he's a big TMNT fan...
@DominickAndreula @KreiderisTheChosenOne I could give a flying fecal unit what they wear. The stadium series will go down in flames. They are overplaying their hand. The idea that just because the winter classic is popular then therefore we should have all these games outside is missing the point. The winter classic is popular because its original six teams and fans like hockey. This will blow up in Bettman's face worse than the lockouts.
@BroadwayBlues @eric1940 @tomcurriejr it was posted on this blog administration, that he was going to wear the pinstripes, than about a week or so later, that the Yankees put a stop to it. None of the info was verified by either team. I am assuming the info on this blog is correct. We will find out when the outdoor games go down, as he has posted a pic of Hanks special "outdoor pads."