Nikolai Khabibulin’s New Mask

By , September 6, 2009 10:32 pm
Khabibulin's new mask ... sexy, yes?

Khabibulin's new mask ... sexy, yes?

First off, thanks to The Goalie Guild for the breaking news, and to David Staples, whose blog brought this to my attention.

Is this effing hot, or what? This thing is gorgeous. On top of the hotness that we behold from the eagle * / wall smashing, we also see Grant Fuhr’s vintage mask in there. Absolutely friggen hot.

Thoughts?

Check out this link to see what his pads look like, from a recent practice.

* – The eagle is likely the two-headed eagle as seen in the Russian Coat of Arms.

UPDATE:

Here are pics from different angles so you can see the whole mask:

Khabibulin Mask Back

Khabibulin Mask Back


Khabibulin Mask Front

Khabibulin Mask Front


Khabibulin Mask Right

Khabibulin Mask Right


Khabibulin Mask Top Right

Khabibulin Mask Top Right


Khabibulin Mask Top Left

Khabibulin Mask Top Left

14 Responses to “Nikolai Khabibulin’s New Mask”

  1. chucker says:

    Much better than the shit masks we had last year. Nice to see.

  2. Racki says:

    Yah I’m really loving it, to be honest (if it wasn’t too obvious already from the OP :P ).

  3. chucker says:

    I like the Fuhr homage. Man. Rookie camp started. I can’t wait!!

  4. Racki says:

    Yah no kidding! I’m gone for the next few days to Vegas, so I’m going to miss all the rookie camp fun. But things are finally starting to pick up.. can almost taste it!

    Nhl 10 also is due out next week (16th, according to Future Shop). Wooohoo

  5. chucker says:

    Remember. Whatever you catch in Vegas, comes back with you. ;)

  6. OilerTyler says:

    He kept all of the elements of his old masks, so it looks alot like i expected. I didn’t expect him to put Fuhr’s mask on it though, i really like that. Also, where he had a clock on his last two masks (between the Eagle heads), it looks like he put an oil derrick there instead.

  7. Racki says:

    Chucker: lol, going with the fiancé, so you can bet I will be playing nice. :P

    OilerTyler: Good eye! Looks like you’re right.. I wasn’t sure what the drops above the eagles head were, but obviously thats oil.

  8. Smokin' Ray says:

    I like it (in this picture). I want to see what he looks like in full gear.

  9. ashee89 says:

    LOVE this mask.

  10. quacka says:

    hey this mask is awesome. maybe he will let me buy it from him at the end of the year. if only i had $4000 burning a hole in my pocket

  11. EviLeo says:

    Sweet ass… wonder whats on the other side…

  12. Racki says:

    Updated with new pictures. Sorry I’m slow on this, but was away, as you all know ;)

  13. VanOiler says:

    The clock is in the Oilers logo on the derrick, Over all looks great!

  14. Racki says:

    Yah, I never noticed that.. good eye ;) There’s a quite a few bits of meaning in this mask.

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