The NHL Lockout isn’t over yet – except maybe on Brian Elliot’s new St. Louis Blues’ mask.
While the NHL and NHLPA were preparing to meet and review the League’s latest proposal made Friday, the finishing touches were being put on Elliott’s new lid for a season no one is yet sure will happen.
The mask, painted for Elliott once again by HeadStrong Grafx, includes his now traditional Casey Jones themes from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fame.
This time, however, the goalie-mask wearing, hockey-stick toting, cartoon character is breaking free of chains – and the padlock over his right shoulder – on the right side of Elliott’s mask, a nod to the lockout that has cost half a season so far.
On the other side, Elliott pays tribute to St. Louis and the Blues, with the Gateway Arch stretching overtop of the team’s musical note logo. The latter also features a haunting image of Casey Jones’ face within the logo itself.
The images of new mask below come courtesy of artist Jason Livery from HeadStrong Grafx, all rights reserved. Be sure to check out more of his work on the HeadStrong Grafx website, on Twitter, on FaceBook, and here at InGoal.
The InGoal gallery includes the last Casey Jones mask for Elliott (and a very interesting backplate), Elliott’s one-off mask for his first All-Star Game appearance, with a backplate that was used to collect autographs, and Jaroslav Halak’s stirring tribute to Pavol Demitra.
In the meantime, enjoy these detailed shots of Elliott’s new mask – and Casey Jones trying to end the NHL lockout: