Parros Still Wins
October 27, 2011 12:43 PM   Subscribe

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller, back from vertigo, debuts his new mask in a tribute to Movember.
posted by mannequito (17 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I was certain that the mask would be a giant mustache. It was so clear in my mind. And so beautiful... *sob*
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 12:47 PM on October 27, 2011 [6 favorites]

Meant to include a link to this interview with Phoenix goaltender Jason Labarbera on his tribute mask to Pat Tillman.
posted by mannequito at 12:50 PM on October 27, 2011

I agree, orange pamplemouse. I was hoping for a mustache painted (or even a fake mustache attached to) his usual, bad ass matte-black goalie mask. Still good of him though. Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens has been wearing pink pads this year for breast cancer awareness. Although he recently switched back to his regular pads because the pink pads were jinxed or something. Goalies: weird even for hockey players
posted by Hoopo at 1:07 PM on October 27, 2011

I like your title by the way, my first thought on seeing that mask was "But what about Parros?"
posted by ghharr at 1:10 PM on October 27, 2011

Might not be simply a superstition thing. I know goalies tend to like to wear white pads because they appear larger, and blend with the ice making it harder for a shooter to see an opening.
posted by mannequito at 1:10 PM on October 27, 2011

Huh. I knew Jeff Hackett had retired due to vertigo, but hadn't heard about Hiller. Probably confirmation bias, but I wonder if this is more common among goalies than other hockey players. I always liked Hackett's helmet when he was with the Bruins.
posted by usonian at 1:20 PM on October 27, 2011

Did Derek Holland take a much-needed head start for Movember?
posted by exogenous at 1:23 PM on October 27, 2011

...where men and women across the globe join ...Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days

And women stop bleaching theirs?
posted by stormpooper at 1:38 PM on October 27, 2011

Just a note for Corey Perry: While I may have loudly called you names in the past, if you do decide to grow that exact moustache (and you should), I swear that I will totally not make fun of it, or call you Hitler Jr., or plot a crazy scheme that ends in a crazed Daniel Carcillo ripping it off of your stupid buttface face.

Secondary note to Ryan Getzlaf: the Fu-Manchu complements your receding hairline. Make it happen.
posted by Copronymus at 3:31 PM on October 27, 2011

And women stop bleaching theirs?

No, no, no, silly. Men grow mustaches, women grow... muffstaches!

posted by genekelly'srollerskates at 4:31 PM on October 27, 2011

Muffstache is quite possibly the best word I've ever made up (pats self on back).
posted by genekelly'srollerskates at 4:34 PM on October 27, 2011

Thanks to Movember I now associate mustaches with butt hair.
posted by KokuRyu at 4:53 PM on October 27, 2011

Totally, Orange Pamplemousse.

Big fat moustache on the mask would have increased awareness of Movember.

Anyone here with enough credentials to not be ignored by pro-athletes out of hand, be willing to push the Movember thing?
posted by porpoise at 9:15 PM on October 27, 2011

I don't know about other sports, but there are literally entire teams that do the Movember thing in the NHL. I don't know that you could increase the publicity, the announcers will be talking about it every game of the month. There's always one or two or a dozen guys skating who look ridiculous enough to call attention.
posted by mannequito at 9:55 PM on October 27, 2011

Did Derek Holland take a much-needed head start for Movember?

I think Holland is still paying tribute to Movember 2010.

Speaking of which, Parros (Princeton-educated enforcer and Locks of Love benefactor) kicked it off last year by shaving his formidable stache. It's so iconic, even the team's kids club kits come with a replica.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 12:42 AM on October 28, 2011

Just heard that Tim Thomas is sportin' a Grow Your Mo mask this month in Boston.
posted by mannequito at 2:57 AM on November 13, 2011

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