Here are your links for today:
Taylor Hall is looking to be the first player to be an MVP an back to back seasons since Alex Ovechkin did it in the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons. Can Taylor make it happen? Here’s what the rest of the team thinks: [NHL]
Looks like Akira Schmid is headed back to Europe:
He paints for Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid, Eddie Lack and plenty of other goalies. Great story over at The Athletic on David Gunnarsson, the guy behind DaveArt, which produces many of the goalie masks you see in the NHL: [The Athletic ($)]
Speaking of masks, here’s Lack’s for this season:
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I am a big fan of the classic artists from the history❤️, and abstract expessionism paintings in Jackson Pollock style has always thrilled me . I was thinking, how about create a mask with abstract expressionism... I made some tests and saw it could work.... I showed Eddie Läck my ideas, and he said why not test something new... I started to splash the colors... The Abstract Expressionism Mask was born... #eddielack @njdevils @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity
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