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Best Canucks Masks, Round II: Roberto Luongo vs. Johan Hedberg


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We need one more soul to join Cheech, Bromley (maybe?) and Ridley (probably?) in the final four.

Our final second round match-up pits modern day netminders Johan Hedberg (who edged out Andrew Raycroft) and Roberto Luongo (who took down the beloved Kirk McLean). Which recent runner up to the Cup has/had the better design?

Hedberg Mask Gallery: Since Hedberg's transition from the Manitoba Moose to the Pittsburgh Penguins was a quick one, he didn't have time to yank the Moose design off his mask. Naturally the fans would chant "Mooose" which coincidentally he interrupted as boos. Nevertheless the Moose design has followed him through each stop of his career. [1] [2] [3]

Luongo Mask Gallery: When Luongo arrived in 2006 he went with a landscape and bear design [1] [2] [3]. The next season he wanted something that screamed Vancouver which gave way to Luongo's stylized Johnny Canuck. [4] [5] [6] By 2008 Luongo was captain which saw altered designs with the "C" featured on the chin in addition to a mask to be used with the third jerseys (on left). [7] By 2009 he revised it ever so slightly. [8] He was stripped of the captaincy in 2010 and modified the lid. [9] [10] By 2011 he altered his main mask to incorporate the franchise anniversary logo. [11] He started last year with his normal mask but also weaved in another version of the Johnny Canuck (the Super Mario) [12] [13] [14] along with the Curt Ridley design for the third jerseys. [15] [16] All of this doesn't take into account some of his designs that didn't get much love, multiple third ones or ones used solely in practice.

So who you got: the Moose or Johnny Canuck?