Carey Price just unveiled his new mask. Habs inside/out posted pictures of it yesterday, so some of you have probably already seen it. But just to make sure, here it is:
A death figure riding a habs chopper on human skulls, with lightning bolts in the background and aces of spades falling from a red menacing sky. Jesus!
How can such a disaster have happened? Let’s see…
Carey: Ok, I’ve had enough, people are always making fun of me because I have Garth Brooks and a dude riding a horse on my mask! I want a new design.
Mask Designer: Alright! What kind of design would you like?
C: Uh… I don’t really know….
MD: well usually, goalies like to put something personal on their mask. Something that reflect their passions or things that mean a lot to them.
C: well, yeah… sure, but that’s what you told me last time, and I ended up with Garth Brooks and a cowboy doing rodeo, and now everyone is teasing me about the far west in the dressing room. They’re calling me Calamity Jane.
MD: Uh… yeah, that sucks. Ok, well I think we should try something else then. What message do you want to send whith your mask?
C: I don’t know. Could it be… menacing and really badass?
C: Yeah, something that says “Carey Price is not a girl, he’s a crazy motherf*cker, and you don’t want to mess with him” But you know, in a subtle way.
MD: That’s perfect! Now tell me what really scares you, and what haunts you in your nightmares, I’m sure we can use that!
C: Uh… Black fingernails. People who wear toupees. And little dogs with clothes. Oh god, I can’t cope with those!
… *Crickets chirp* …
MD: … Alriiight. Well, you know, uh, I’m not sure this would really work. Uh … I mean black fingernails and a little dog wearing clothes and a toupee may actually be too frightening. You know, you have to think about your young fans here. Surely you don’t want to look too intimidating, with all those little menacing puppies on your mask. You know, because of children. Uh… let’s try something else. You know what? I have a great idea. How about a grim reaper?! With lightning bolts!
C: Hmmm, yeah. Can we make it a little more menacing? But in a subtle way.
MD: Yeah, I guess we could add skulls somewhere.
C: I like that. Oh, and how about a chopper?! Sergei Kostitsyn told me it was totally badass once. He said it’s way better than horses.
MD: Yeah, sure… why not? Anything else you would like? I don’t know, something unique?
C: Aces of spades!
C: Aces of spades. That’s a shoutout to my gambling friends. They’ll love it.
MD: M’kay… So that’s it: a death figure riding a habs chopper on human skulls, with lightning bolts in the background and aces of spades falling from a red menacing sky.
C: Sounds good. It’s menacing, and subtle. I can’t wait to see it!
In other news, the habs will finally play their home opener tonight! Who’ll be their guest? Let’s ask you-know-who.
It feels like the habs haven’t played for three weeks. Let’s just hope they don’t feel the same… I’m not really concerned by the habs record so far. I was expecting a slow start, with all the new guys in the team, and the injuries did not help at all. So we’re still in that adjustment phase.
We’ll see Shawn Belle in the habs uniform for the first time tonight. Some people seem to be disappointed for Matthieu Carle. Well, if he plays well in Hamilton, he should get his chance at some point this season. It’s nice for Shawn Belle that his first game with the habs is the home opener. The atmosphere will probably be electric. Shawn has had a rough path to the nhl. He was drafted in the first round by the Blues in 2003, traded to the Stars in 2004 (he never played in Dallas though), traded again to Minnesota in 2006. He played only 9 games with the Wild. He was then traded to Montreal for Corey Locke (another guy who hasn’t been very lucky: remember when he couldn’t play his first nhl game because his equipment didn’t make it to the Madison Square Garden when he was called up? He only played 6 minutes in the nhl since then…) in 2008. Belle knows that Bergeron will soon be called up, so he hasn’t much time to make a good impression. Let’s hope he can do that tonight.
Go habs go, and hurray for habs customized chopper riding grim reapers!