This is a who's who of goaltending. In fact, I own a copy of it. Product Description Who was the first goaltender to wear a mask in a game? He came up with the idea of using fibreglass. Who was the last to go without one? These are just a few of the questions-each with a fascinating story behind it-that are answered in this definitive book on goalie masks. Saving Face is a visual journey, too. He wore one on Nov. So I say let's leave that with them.
Tony Esposito had a white mask with a circular pattern of holes. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. More than 150 historic and modern photos, including thirty-plus full-page shots of some of the most famous masks ever created, support a text that weaves the tale of the mask s development. More than 150 historic and modern photos, including thirty-plus full-page shots of some of the most famous masks ever created, support a text that weaves the tale of the mask s development. The book offers a visual journey, too. Even non-hockey fans know about it.
Jim Hynes: Two parts to that answer. His story is told hear and many many others as well. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. That said, the modern guys and gals are doing some amazing things with the airbrush. I'm sure both of my sons who play hockey one of which is a goalie , will enjoy reading this book immensely. No piece of goalie equipment is more revered than the mask, which nowadays is more often than not a piece of personalized art work that only adds to our love of goalies. Paint Jobs and Metal Bars.
Jim Hynes and Gary Smith do a very thorough j I am a goalie mask fanatic. I am very glad I did. It seems pretty ridiculous, but goalie masks are a relatively recent development even though goalies have been putting their faces in front of vulcanized rubber for generations. And at some point, you've probably wondered: Has it always been this way? The first one, sadly, is about money. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Acceptance of the use of a mask was a long time coming. Heck, the Guy Lapointe poofy hair story alone would push it to the top of the list. These are just a few of the questions that are answered in this definitive book on goalie masks. Not a lot of meat on the bone. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Gerry Cheevers may have inadvertently started it all when jiffy markered stitches onto his plain white mask every time the puck hit him, but soon after virtually every goalie not wearing the bird cage mask was quick to embrace the expression of art. He even had his right eyeball sliced by a stick.
But there are very few pictures of masks of the most modern goalies. Extensive research honors the key innovators, creators and painters over the years, including Bill Burchmore, Ernie Higgins, Greg Harrison, and Dave Dryden. From those early, primitive leather masks, the goaltender's mask has evolved into what it is today-a high-tech piece of protective equipment and a thing of beauty. Saving Face looks at the development of the mask from its earliest days as a rudimentary face-saving device to its current high-tech design, bullet-proof construction, and cutting-edge artwork. Com, you should consider becoming one. The masks were pretty basic in the early days of their development, but eventually someone had the bright idea to paint one. It's a very simple, chronological telling of the 50+ year history and as a critique, the writing style is very simple.
The fifth book will go to the person who does the best job of convincing me that they should receive it. From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. I've always had an appreciation for the history of hockey, especially anything to do with goalies and goaltending. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Against his coaches wishes, Jacques came out of the lockeroom and with mask in hand, and the rest is history. This updated edition includes masks worn by some of the most exciting stars in the game today. He really liked this book, and will share it with his son oneday.
In fact, I own a copy of it. Who was the first goaltender to wear a mask in a game? Based on extensive archival research and exclusive interviews, Saving Face tells the story of the goalies behind the mask and their fight for the right to wear one. This book explores the mystique of their world, their thinking, and their personal tastes and touches. Out of curiosity, why is that? Literature enough and to spare, explanatory, declamatory and the like, has grown around a movement which ran like an unfed river, until it lost itself in the sand. It will benefit goalies to look back to the days before the mask and to understand the reasons for it. Have a listen to the podcast, and if you have any thoughts, please share them by clicking the comment link below.