Stu Cowan: Artist attracts on historical past for Carey Value’s futuristic masks


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It has been very unusual watching the Canadiens’ Carey Value with a plain white masks throughout coaching camp, which makes him appear like a beer-league goalie.

However don’t fear, Value has a brand new masks prepared for the NHL season opener Wednesday in Toronto (7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports activities, TSN 690 Radio) and it’s very, very cool.

The brand new masks was painted by Jordon Bourgeault, the proprietor, operator and artist at JBo Airbrush in Calgary. It’s undoubtedly not your typical goalie masks.

Bourgeault mentioned the fundamental concept behind his art work on the masks was a “Montreal Canadiens Goaltender Energy System circuit board.”

“It’s type of the historical past of all of the previous Montreal Canadiens goalies and all of their data being pumped straight into the mind of Carey Value, which is type of this half-human, half-machine goalie beast,” Bourgeault mentioned in a telephone interview. “That’s the thought. He’s a machine/artificial to dam pucks and he’s received all that previous data serving to him.