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Check out Pekka Rinne's excellent new "Gladiator" mask design

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has a new mask design this season and it's pretty sweet. Check it out: a beast called Maximus behind a Gladiator mask.
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When you're the goalie for a team called the Predators, your options for a fearsome mask design are wide. Last year, Rinne used a

"facehugger Alien" design and before that he used a

"Hardcorelicious" monster. For each one, he's worked with goalie mask designer extraordinaire

David Gunnarsson and he did the same this year. This is my favorite of the bunch: a beastly gladiator named Maximus. You can see the beast's hungry teeth at the bottom of the helmet and the Gladiator mask he's hidden behind at the top. Gunnarsson described the design

on his Facebook page:

“What we do in life echoes an eternity”... Pekka Rinne of the Predators of Nashville becomes The Gladiator in his new bucket...

Behind the Gladiator helmet hides a fearful predator beast... Do not go near...

Details, details, details... I just love to paint details, and this piece is loaded with it!

What do you think of Rinne's 2014-15 mask?

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