The Man Behind the Masks: Fran Drummond

Have you ever drawn or painted something? Have you ever spent countless, tireless hours on a piece of art? Have you ever, after all your hard work, creativity, blood, sweat, and tears had been put down onto a piece of paper felt that feeling of finality or release? Have you ever done that knowing full well that your art was going to be a moving target for pieces of rubber travelling at speeds of over 100 miles an hour? Fran Drummond does this all the time. From his little shop in Langhorne, Pennsylvania he crafts pieces of art that are …

Sergei Bobrovsky’s New Mask

Before Fran Drummond, the artist responsible for the mask above as well as quite a few others in the NHL nowadays, had gotten this mask done I was afforded the opportunity to sit down with him and talk with him about this particular mask as well as a lot of other topics. There will be a full piece on him coming soon, but this is what he had to say about this particular mask when all that had been done were the sketches of what you see above (I will post the pictures of the sketches later): “One side has …

Flight Plan 04.03.2011

Sometime in June, anybody who cares about hockey played in North America will look back on the 2010-2011 season and try to analyze numbers and streaks and teams and players and everything. All of them will search to find turning points and why a struggling team got it together or why a team that had been good all year fell apart or why a team that was good all year turned it up a notch in the playoffs and won it all. Right now, anything anybody says is purely speculation. In June however, everything everybody says will be based on …

Flight Plan week of 03.27.2011

Two out of three ain’t bad… If you win that is.   Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Flyers, they lost two of their three games this past week as they continue to struggle with consistency issues within games and positionally. The Flyers, as a team, played one of their better games in the second half of the season against the Washington Capitals, however the performances by both starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and relief goaltender Brian Boucher were lackluster to say the least. Still, the Orange and Black were able to skate off the ice with one of the two available points to …

Flight Plan Week of 03.20.2011

The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t looked all that good recently, but they haven’t looked all that bad either. In their last five games, they’ve been able to muster up just enough effort and offense to get points in six of their last seven games and have even squeezed five out of a possible six in their last three contests. The big shootout win in Dallas was a little bit overshadowed by their inability to cap a comeback against the Atlanta Thrashers with a win in OT which saw Danny Briere score two goals including one with just 1:28 left in the …