Eddie Lack Shows Off New Trevor Kidd-Inspired Brian’s Gear on Instagram
There arguably isn’t a goaltender in the NHL known more for his creative style when it comes to gear than Eddie Lack. Every year he seems to go to the well and come back with an even cooler design (seriously, take your pick).
This upcoming season will be his first with the Calgary Flames, and he decided to share a photo of his new Brian’s Optik setup on Instagram:
The new set is a bit of a callback to Trevor Kidd, a fellow Brian’s goaltender, during his days with the Flames in the 90s.
Calgary Flames (1996-97)
Brian’s Air-Pac setup pic.twitter.com/0DONBqA4Zh
— Tendy Gear (@Tendy_Gear) June 16, 2017
The main difference, of course, is the fact that Lack’s set is primarily white instead of yellow.
As touched on yesterday when Mike Smith revealed his new Calgary Flames setup, the Flames aren’t very keen on having a lot of colour on their goaltender’s equipment. A number of different NHL teams have strict “no colour” mandates, and it looks like Lack may have been a victim of that trend.
In response to that sidenote, Ben Scrivens took to Twitter to hint that his switch from mostly-black gear to mostly-white gear with the Los Angeles Kings was forced upon him by the team:
Wasn’t by choice ? pic.twitter.com/ZnVkzEkaLz
— Ben Scrivens (@ben_scrivens) August 4, 2017
Hopefully goaltenders can find a nice balance of unique design, but not overly colourful so that they don’t anger the team that they play for. Lack’s throwback design is a very good start.