With a new year comes new players, new jersey numbers and new goalie masks. For new Calgary Flames goaltender Cam Talbot, it’s time to show off his new mask for the 2019-20 season.
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As has become tradition, Talbot’s new lid is a Ghostbusters themed mask done by Swedish painter David Gunnarsson. Dating back to his time with the New York Rangers – the Manhattan aspect of Talbot’s career is what apparently inspired the Ghostbusters connection – Gunnarsson has annually done up masks with Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man or ghosts in the theme of whatever team Talbot’s been playing for at the time.
- Philadelphia, 2019: Talbot’s twins as ghosts, plus some slime
- Philadelphia, 2019 (Stadium Series): a fairly muted Liberty Bell design, plus the Ghostbusters ghost
- Edmonton, 2018: Talbot’s twins both as Slimer
- Edmonton, 2018 (Sweden): the Ghostbusters ghost done up as a Viking, made for the Oilers’ Swedish trip
- Edmonton, 2018: Talbot’s twins as ghosts
- Edmonton, 2017: another muted stylized design, but the Ghostbusters ghost is in there, too
- Edmonton, 2017: a different version of the prior design
This year’s theme? Glittery ghosts, with the mask punctuated with a snazzy black Flaming C.
There should be more to come from Gunnarsson, as reportedly he’s also doing new masks for David Rittich, Jon Gillies, Tyler Parsons, Nick Schneider and Artyom Zagidulin. The only Flames organization netminder that he’s not painting a mask for this season – so far – is Dustin Wolf.