Ben Wright got a chance to chat up Chris Mason at the Ice Forum the other day. Aside from the excitement that he's happy to be here and that he saw a semi spin out in the rain (or as we here in Atlanta call that, every freaking day), the interview was the usual niceties and non-offensive answers that the new guy is expected to give. The Beard did unveil his new mask to Ben, though, and it's... wow. Old school. Ben mentioned on Twitter than Masonry was trying to go for the old 1970s Canucks style of mask. I think he does pretty good.
I've never been a huge fan of the bat-bird logo - it's ok as a secondary one, but as the main logo, well, I do consider those jerseys a fail. I have one, but that's just because it was a $100 game worn Lehtonen from Team Gear. It's a valid excuse. I really think that the best part of Mason's new mask is the back of it with the seal of the City of Atlanta on it; I appreciated the incorporation of St. Louis's landmarks, etc. on his Blues' mask. But as far as the main design goes? Meeehhhhhh, but I'm sure it'll grow on me as the season goes on.