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Howard Alters The Back Of His Mask

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The design on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard’s new mask pays tribute to Brad McCrimmon, Ruslan Salei and Stefan Liv. It features their portraits on the back, with the words “Forever in Our Hearts!’‘

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UMFan's avatar

Very cool tribute. Though I can see that he might get some flack for the “lets roll” thing. Not that I mind but some people see that as the 9/11 battlecry from flight 93.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 09/24/11 at 04:02 AM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

It is the battlecry and thats why he had/has it.. its badass

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 09/24/11 at 05:54 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

“Let’s roll” is also far, far older than just 10 years. That’s where they got it - from movies and stories.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 09/24/11 at 07:03 AM ET

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He’s had that “Let’s Roll!” on his mask for a long time.

He’s clearly a sentimental guy and not afraid to show it.  Good for him honoring those people.

Posted by BuzzFledderjohn on 09/24/11 at 11:15 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

“Let’s roll” is also far, far older than just 10 years. That’s where they got it - from movies and stories.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 09/24/11 at 05:03 AM ET

So what???

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 09/24/11 at 01:05 PM ET

moocat's avatar

“Let’s roll” is also far, far older than just 10 years. That’s where they got it - from movies and stories.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 09/24/11 at 05:03 AM ET

So what???

Posted by Red Winger from oft-injured shitsacks and half-evolved apes on 09/24/11 at 11:05 AM

Baroque is simply pointing out that while “Let’s Roll!” is intrinsically tied to 9/11. It is not solely owned or defined by that event since it had a place in vernacular prior to 9/11. This was in response to UMFan’s assertion that Howard could get flack for having it on his backplate in the very first post.

That’s what.

Posted by moocat on 09/24/11 at 01:18 PM ET

DocF's avatar

Regardless of anything else, Howard’s revised goalie mask is a great move to remember three guys with whom he was a teammate. 

Doc

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 09/24/11 at 01:44 PM ET

Keyser S.'s avatar

I miss george. Feels like the off season without george around.

Posted by Keyser S. on 09/24/11 at 03:08 PM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Nice tribute.  Way to go Jimmy.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 09/24/11 at 04:24 PM ET

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