Masked Men: Wearing The Art of Sport (Part 2)

Masked Men: Wearing The Art of Sport (Part 2)

The goalie mask revolution discussed in part one of this article was in many ways a precursor to a larger movement in the NHL towards player safety. By 1979, helmets were mandated for new players in the league. So to adhere to new safety standards, it was necessary for goalie masks to evolve as well. The early masks were often homemade, moulde...
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Masked Men: Wearing the Art of Sport (Part 1)

Masked Men: Wearing the Art of Sport (Part 1)

Hockey sweaters are undoubtedly pieces of art. They are colourful, unique, and evocative. If jerseys are like paintings, goalie masks are more like tattoos – one of a kind, handmade. Pieces of art that you have to be a little bit crazy to wear. Goalies are a notoriously eccentric bunch, and it takes a unique breed to attempt to stop a slapshot ...
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The Tigers Mess with their Aesthetic Success

The Tigers Mess with their Aesthetic Success

When it comes to a uniform, it's best to not mess with success, but the Detroit Tigers have done just that. The team's home set has been a beacon of consistency over the last few decades: a navy hat with a pointed Old English "D," white jersey with navy piping and a different, rounded Old English "D," white pants, and navy socks. Yes, the two "...
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On a Frozen Pond in Ottawa

On a Frozen Pond in Ottawa

To celebrate 100 years of NHL hockey, the Senators and Montreal Canadians faced off outdoors in Ottawa this past December. Although temperatures ended up being well below freezing, there still seems no better way to celebrate the first century of NHL hockey than returning to the roots of the game. Hockey began outdoors, and for many Sens and Ha...
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Toronto Huskies

The Raptors Go Retro: Celebrating the Toronto Huskies

The Toronto Raptors, at 22 years old, are one of the NBA's younger franchises. Unlike teams like the Celtics and the Lakers, the Raptors don't have a long list of legendary names to celebrate, or glory days to reminisce about. Their uniforms have never been classic or timeless, always very much of the moment. The Raptors are possibly the league...
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The Art of Sport: an Hour Long Special on TSN Radio

The Art of Sport: an Hour Long Special on TSN Radio

Some of you may already know about our new partnership with The Sport Market on TSN Radio and our segment called The Art of Sport. For those who don't know, every Saturday the gallery's James Siddall will be bringing our own unique take on sports history to the airwaves, a blast from the past that will highlight the intersection of art, sports,...
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