I can’t decide which is more frightening: that Steve Mason’s new hockey mask design came from thoughts in his head, or the idea of NHL players having to look at it when they face him. The former is probably more alarming, but if Mason is going for intimidation through mask art he may be onto something. Check out Steve Mason’s “evil dead” Civil War mask picture that he posted on his Twitter account, courtesy of Puck Daddy:
The other side is simply the Ohio state flag, so people are only at risk of crapping themselves when the Blue Jackets goalie turns his head to the right. I suppose when you’re trying to stop someone from scoring on you, a skeleton in Civil War attire might be more distracting than this mask from Jonathan Quick, so Mason could be one step ahead of his counterparts league-wide. Either that or the mask is just his way of expressing himself, in which case we will certainly pray for him.