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Mike McKenna in Goal Tonight!

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Its do or die Game 20... Hometown boy Mike McKenna will be in goal against the Blues. In McKenna we Trust!

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The Story Behind the Mask

When Mike McKenna got to see David Gunnarsson's paintings he decided David was the one to paint for him. Check out Mike's previous design by David here in the gallery.

Mike is a big fan of motorsports and he wants his mask designs in the same graphic spirit with distinct lines, contrasts and profiles. David's goal in his artistry is to be as versatile as possible and be able to paint any styles.

David thought out a design idea that Mike liked. On the top of the mask David has created a graphic race inspired look in black, red and white. On the sides David has weaved in the Devils logo, with lots of cool 3-D effects. Around white ghost flames are hovering.

The design gets a stable base to stand on with the red base below, that turns into red flames. On the chin the design is framed by graphic lines inspired by the team jersey. On a banner the motto of the state, that also has named the design, is written. On the chin you also find the year when the state was founded.

David has tied together all threads to a magic red and black whole breathing Devils to a 100%. And as usual there's a tremendous detail work with DAVEART's own innovative Holographix FX with the Devils logo as a background pattern in the metallic base.

Edited by BlizzardCyclone

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Baffling decision.

If you didn't think Maclean's ass was on the line, it sure is now.

You don't start an average AHL goalie in a game where your struggling, worst in the NHL team needs to desperately grab a win against one of the best team's in the league.

Or at least an NHL coach doesn't do that.. which Mac might not be so much longer depending on tonight's outcome.

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No he had about a dozen starts in Tampa in 2008 prior to tonights.

Ahh, you're right. Just checked his stats.

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Kind of a surprising decision to say the least. Might as well give the youngsters a shot this year. It is time to start preparing for a post-Marty world.

Sick mask design too!!

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Here are his NHL Stats with Tampa Bay in the 2008-2009 Season:

GP-15

W-4

L-8

T-

OT-1

SO-1

GA-46

SA-406

SV%-.887

GAA-3.56

Min-776

and his AHL Stats with Lowell in the 2009-2010 Season:

GP-50

W-24

L-17

T-6

OT-

SO31

GA-119

SA-1,515

SV%-.921

GAA-2.47

Min-2,891

Possibly an AHL Goalie at best, maybe thats why Tampa Bay dumped him. Question is why did we pick him up then?

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This is just Jmac doing what he has done all season... giving the non everyday players a chance to start in a first game, or hometown games ( like with the youngers and tao). I think this is just to ease his nerves. who knows.

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Hedberg is NOT awful! He is good! This is just to change it up, and force the team to work together to create offensive chances, and lock it down on defense. :evil:

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Too bad we're not playing... The Devils.

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Funny, I read (and was as guilty of) the same criticisms of Sutter when he first put in a 'career AHL goalie' in Clemmensen over the 'vet' backup Weekes. And like Weekes, Hedberg's just meh other than the one soft goal a game he gives up. He's obviously comfortable with McKenna, why not give it a shot? He'll have to play a game next weekend anyway.

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I hope I'm wrong about this, but I can't imagine we'll win against a strong team like the blues with an AHL goalie in net.

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Got to give McKenna a shot here and get his chance. Hedberg has not been good at all and the Devils really have nothing to lose but another game here by starting McKenna. I hope he does well and one of those goalies that comes out of nowhere and wins games just like Clemmensen did while Brodeur was out with injury.

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