Goalie masks are officially getting complicated. Ottawa netminder Craig Anderson has a new design, which pays tribute to Senators alumni such as Patrick Lalime and Daniel Alfredsson (and is modelled after a Damian Rhodes mask) – but the look of the mask changes when heated up.
This won't happen on the ice, but when you take a hairdryer to the helmet, images made by designer Sylvie Marsolais using "ghost paint" are revealed. Here's a quick video of the process:
Yep, that's Marvin the Martian, the constantly-thwarted Bugs Bunny adversary who was a favorite of Lalime's back in the day. Pretty cool stuff.
The mask news is a distant second when it comes to Anderson, of course. Just today, the Senators released a statement on behalf of Anderson and his wife Nicholle, regarding her cancer diagnosis. Nicholle is battling nasopharyngeal carcinoma, which will require chemotherapy and radiation.