The National Hockey League and its players may not be able to come together on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, so we’ll leave it to the equipment designers at Brian’s Custom Sports to lead the way and prove that good things can still happen when a player and his team get together.
Or at least the team logo.
In this case it’s returning Nashville backup Chris Mason working the Predators logo onto his new G-NETik equipment, an inspiring combination of custom work from Brian’s that somehow manages to trump Mason’s Winnipeg Jets logo-ed goalie gear last season.
Perhaps the Predator is simply a better logo, or maybe it’s just because a copy of the aggressive animal appears in its entirety on each pad, rather than having the Jets logo split across a set of pads, allowing it to come together only when standing straight up, something few goalies outside of Martin Brodeur do with regularity anymore.
Either way, it’s nice to have a creative goaltender like Mason – and a custom gear company like Brian’s – extending originality beyond the mask (and Mason’s new Iron Maiden-themed lid is pretty sweet too) by bringing back customized gear.
It’s almost enough to forget how long we might have to wait to see them used in the NHL.
For now, enjoy the full-sized images below, and be sure to check out Mason’s original G-NETik equipment, with the Predator logo on the side, as well as last season’s Ask A Pro talking about the custom-look gear. Also, be sure to keep an eye on InGoal for the new edition of our magazine, with a complete review of the exciting new G-NETik line, and don’t forget to enter to win a set of your own!
Don’t forget to enter to win your own custom set of G-NETik, from Brian’s, Total Goalie, and InGoal Magazine: