Martin Biron channels Gilles Gratton with new Winter Classic Mask
Our good friends at Eyecandyair sent along these shots of Martin Bion’s Winter Classic mask – a tribute to former Ranger Gilles Gratton and his iconic mask by Greg Harrison.
In a time when goaltenders had very simple and bold designs, the lion Gratton wore raised the bar on detail work in mask designs.
Both Rangers with bold personalities, Gratton and Biron also share the “Leo” zodiac sign, which was apparently Gratton’s original inspiration for the design. It’s interesting to note though that Gratton claimed the design was a tiger…
Yesterday we brought you an insider look at Biron’s somewhat quirky use of sock tape (check out the video, it really is incredible to see). We’re glad to hear that he’s grabbing his fair share of attention on HBO’s 24/7 which is filming now, but thankful he hasn’t resorted to Gratton’s old trick of skating onto the ice with nothing but his goal skates on!
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