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Islanders Gibson Creates ‘Fanatic’ Character For Masks

New York Islanders goalie Christopher Gibson wanted to create a new character for his masks, something the evoked strength, according to his Quebec-based artist Sylvie Poitras of Airbrush Zap. The problem was all the good, stereotypically assertive-looking animals have been used before. But when Gibson visited Poitras at her shop, Atelier, and said he liked a character in one of her illustrations, they had their answer. “He said I would like to have him,” Poitras, who started painting masks for Gibson when he was still in junior, explained with a laugh. “He looks like a real fanatic.” So without further explanation, we introduce: “Crazy Bobby G,” the tough-looking, sunglass-wearing...

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Special Offer on Pro-Level Vision and Eye-Hand Training

“Your biggest muscle as a goalie is your eyes. I do a lot of visual training in my pre-game routine to warm up my eyes and keep them sharp. If you’re not seeing it, nothing else matters. Your eyes are the basis of your whole game.”        ~ Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals Like a lot of elite NHL goaltenders, Holtby has spent a large chunk of his career focussed on improving his vision and focus using on- and off-ice drills. But what about the rest of us? Despite knowing how important the eyes are to playing goal,...

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Bibeau’s Beautiful Maple Leafs Felix Potvin Tribute Mask

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Antoine Bibeau has already teamed up with Quebec-based artist Sylvie Poitras of Airbrush Zap on beautiful tributes to a couple of the franchise’s puck-stopping legends, so it’s no surprise they’ve teamed up again this season to pay homage to another: Here it is guys! Decided to go for a “Felix Potvin Tribute” this year! Great piece of art again by @zonorange https://t.co/g9DcNNRubK — Antoine Bibeau (@BibeauAntoine01) August 10, 2016 Bibeau’s previous tributes included one to Johnny Bower and another to Mike Palmateer, so it made sense he kept moving towards more modern times by paying homage to “The Cat,”...

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CCM Tacks Hit Stores: Better Steel, Edge + Attack Angle

The new CCM Tacks goalie skates make their retail debut today, and based on InGoal testing over the past five months, goalies are going to be impressed. Unveiled in the last issue InGoal Magazine, the CCM Tacks brought the technology, performance and reputation of a line already used by top skaters everywhere and rebuilt it completely to benefit goalies everywhere. They thinned out the cowling to improve attack angle, added impact resistant D3O, a heel loop for goalies that no longer want to run their bootstrap under the bottom of the skate, and stiffened the boot to improve responsiveness...

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