Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas, who had been using a nondescript white helmet with his new team, finally got his cage painted. The image, released by the Panthers via Instagram is a shout out (intentional or not) to the former Panthers goalie who led the team in its only memorable season in 20 years of existence. Read more
Mister Cartoon is a legendary artist whose love for his hometown of Los Angeles is reflected in his work. Hugely influential in the graffiti and tattoo worlds, he’s now turned his attention to hockey and his city’s Kings. Mister Cartoon and the Kings have teamed up for a collaboration featuring exclusive T-shirt and hat designs and a special mask for starting goaltender Jonathan Quick.
Part of the proceeds from the merchandise will go to Para Los Ninos, a non-profit focused on children’s education. The kickoff event is tonight before L.A. takes on Phoenix.
Mister Cartoon has done tattoos for musicians such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Justin Timberlake, as well athletes CC Sabathia and Amar’e Stoudamire. He considers himself a Kings fan going back to the days the team used to play in the city’s Inglewood area. And as you can see below, he can make a mean goalie mask when called upon:
For more angles and merch pics, check out the Kings’ website
Hey kids, here’s a cautionary tale for all you goalies out there. Scottie Riggs from Old Brookville, N.Y., has a story that will give you nightmares – and teach you to regularly test your cages. Warning: picture near the bottom is not for the squeamish. Read more