Colorado Avalanche: Ranking the Best Goalie Masks in Avalanche History

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Just so…Generic

The mask is symmetrical in case you’re wondering, so you’re not missing anything by not seeing the left side of his mask.

An Avs logo is the centerpiece of the mask, and a mountain — with claw hands? — is featured on either side of the mask.

Granted, this mask is from 1996, during a time when goalie masks weren’t as extravagant as they are today. So, maybe he only gets the worst mask ranking because of the time period in which his mask was constructed.

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Anyway, Patrick Roy did better with his mask around the same time, so I don’t know if Craig Billington can slide with that excuse.

It’s plain and old, but it got the job done — it protected his face from the onslaught of vulcanized rubber.

Let’s move on to the second worst owner of goalie masks on this list.