Contest designs mask for Price

Here’s a sneak peek at the mask that Canadiens goalie Carey Price will wear for his team’s March 26 Bell Centre game against the Washington Capitals.

The mask was designed by Quebecer Alain Dubois as part of a Clorox Co. promotion labelled Blanchissage – to whitewash is the translation, a double entendre for a shutout and the aim of the company’s bleach. Clorox has been a Canadiens partner for the past two seasons.

The contest invited residents of the province to come up with a scheme for Price’s mask to be worn for the one game. The goalie’s longtime mask designer/artist, David Arrigo, currently is doing the work in his Toronto studio. He’ll give Price his mask at the Bell Centre on the morning of the game, and Dubois will meet Price and Arrigo postgame and be presented with the mask to keep. Almost 2,400 design entries were submitted, with a judging panel choosing three finalists. An eight-day vote then saw more than 34,000 ballots cast, with Dubois’s design winning by 15 votes.

Price is delighted with it, saying he’s impressed by the tribute to Canadiens fans while expressing thanks for their support.

Some 2,400 designs were submitted for Clorox contest.


  1. fbkj says:

    you should have asked “1 or 2?” when he was goin to the john

  2. RGM says:

    That’s awesome to hear – I miss Orchard Park….and Kelowna.

    Go Habs Go!

  3. Bugs says:


    Ohh, this is not good…

  4. Bugs says:

    Who said “whitewash”, Stubby?

    The word “blanchissage” CAN mean “whitewash”, but Clorox-wise, it probably means “whitening”, which is significantly different than “whitewash” and which could imply an accusation towards the League made by this club and its sponsor that wasn’t intended, and which I find hard to believe the Priceberg would go along with.

    So who said “whitewash” exactly, please?

  5. SeriousFan09 says:

    Kate Beckinsale by a landslide.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  6. Psycho29 says:

    Pat Hickey…..but he has to wear the all black leather outfit to a Flyers game in Philly…

  7. Dave Stubbs says:

    The company in their release. Their words.

    Dave Stubbs
    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Columnist/Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette
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  8. Mr. Biter says:

    Since the “Mask” seems to be intended to be a light hearted article, something to take away our injury worries for a little while.

    Who looks better in a All Black Leather outfit?

    A) Mila Jovovich

    B) Kate Beckinsale

    C) other (be specific)

    Then back to hating Chara.

  9. kelowna_HAB says:


    As I was walking through orchard park mall in Kelowna BC, I spotted the man, the mystery.. JOSH GEORGES. He looked like he was walking comfortably, sporting a red T-shirt and sweats. I immediately shrieked “HEY JOSH” which caught him a bit off guard. I asked him how he was feeling, he replied that he is feeling well. I wished him luck on the recovery and hope to see him soon on the ice. He replied courteously “thank you” and proceeded into the bathroom from which I did not follow… It took a while to catch my breath and for the color to return to my face, but overall a good encounter!

  10. JohnnyBEast says:

    Very Neat!

  11. habstrinifan says:

    Miss Peel! You have to be ancient to get this….  or seen the episode of “Married with Children”.


    Actually I googled and came up with this site. So because you are a ‘brother’ in habsland I copied the url here for you. Before viewing I recommend you you close your bedroom door and put up a no disturb sign.


  12. habstrinifan says:


  13. RGM says:

    Carey Price for the Hart!

    Go Habs Go!

  14. Bugs says:

    No coincidence about it; just diplomatically questionable, I think, to come out with a backhanded accusation towards the League for sweeping the incident under the rug like that.

  15. fbkj says:

    C) other, eliza dushku

  16. fbkj says:

    well missourie is the meth capital of the states…

  17. SeriousFan09 says:

    Any billionaires in the US left over that like hockey?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.

  18. punkster says:

    This will crush everlasting.


  19. fbkj says:

    brain fart

    imagine being able to get airmiles on purchasing a sports team

    anywhoo carrey on

  20. showey47 says:

    St.Louis blues for sale

  21. habsfan0 says:

    Watching tonight’s Toronto Carolina game on TSN, it’s interesting to note that the sideboards in Raleigh are outfitted with the seamless glass partitions which apparently have very little give in them, while the endboards are outfitted with the plexiglass partitions which,by definition, have more flexibility. Does this mean that people in Raleigh believe that bodychecks are only administered at the ends of the rink?

  22. habsfan0 says:

    Isn’t Orchard Park in Buffalo…where the Bills play?

  23. Bill says:

    I imagine they were thinking of the term for the kind of laundry you do with Clorox: the white wash.

    I’m guessing you don’t do much laundry :)

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  24. Bill says:

    C) Scarlett Johansson hands down (but keep ’em where we can see ’em).

    I’ll throw out Ann Margaret for some of the older posters, all-time babe.

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  25. Danno says:

    Coincidentally, whitewash is the proper term to describe the NHL’s response to the Chara/Pacioretty incident


    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  26. Exit716 says:

    With deference to PK and Mark Twain, wasn’t White washing used in Tom Sawyer, a book deemed to have offensive wording?

  27. Bill says:

    Well, Campbell is a dick, right? Unsurprised. Actually, a LITTLE surprised he was that openly sarcastic. Or are we supposed to understand that he (or his boy Murphy) didn’t suspend Chara because Pacioretty laid a questionable hit months ago?? Okay … *shrug*

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  28. observer says:

    Sheer arrogance – same as how Bettman came off.

  29. avatar_58 says:

    Do you have an english link? This is despicable. If he made those comments in any workplace in north America he’d be canned immediately

  30. Psycho29 says:

    Was anyone else listening to Melnick on 990 around 5PM?

    Richard L’Abee of La Presse approached Colin Campbell at the meetings in Florida. Campbell rolled his eyes and said “I guess you want to discuss Chara and Pacioretty”?

    Campbell told L’Abee that Pacioretty got a game misconduct back in December for a hit on Mark Eaten, so “he’s no angel”…

    He then asked L’Abee “Do you even know what Rule-48 is”????

    What kind of Mickey Mouse operation is the NHL?

    Here is the link to the article, I apologize if its been posted elsewhere today…

  31. OneTimer says:

    That’s garbage, shows what kind of people are working at the highest levels of the NHL. What does Pacioretty’s hit on Eaton have to do with Chara’s on Pacioretty? It’s pretty much an admission that NHL disciplinarians look to irrelevant factors like reputation rather than just the hit itself.

  32. observer says:

    Had a violent car accident – that counts in Campbell’s thinking.

  33. Harry says:

    Heatley got a two minute interference penalty.

    Chara got a 5 minute plus game.

    Chara wins!

  34. kirkiswork says:

    I really don’t like Heatley but I didn’t think he had a history of dirty stuff. So why the suspension.

    Chara didn’t have a history so no suspension.

    Confused ?

    Don’t be.


  35. Bill says:

    Suspension translation = “screw you, Joe Thornton.”

    Full Breezer 4 Life

  36. lemess says:

    I think Timmy should worry more about his 5 hole

  37. observer says:

    Maybe Tim Thomas will put Chara’s face on his mask for the next Habs at Boston game?

  38. lemess says:

    I think Auld will be playing the laffs from here on out

  39. observer says:

    I’d put Brian Burke’s face on the one he would use for Leaf games – they won’t aim for his head. Huge game for Reimer or Giguere and Leafs tonight – win in regulation they still hold on to their slim chances. Anything else – about over.

  40. Harry says:

    Right on!….exactly Boudreau….we think alike…I hope others reading this figure out what this league is now about…and the management being challenged is defensive and arrogant….some fans do not like the violence

  41. Exit716 says:

    I will do my part by working an evening shift tomorrow night.


  42. observer says:

    Boudreau learned how to speak from Rex Ryan.

  43. Exit716 says:

    Has anyone asked Bruce Boudreau’s opinion on this mask design? He seems to know everything about hockey.

  44. boris420 says:

    If you don’t like the new mask design, don’t go to the game!

  45. HardHabits says:

    NHL’s new concussion rules take effect

    Bottom line: The Bruins now have a method to take a star player out of the game for 15 minutes.

  46. boris420 says:

    Its a disgrace I tell you!

  47. Harry says:

    Carey’s(?) new mask……. One more example that NHL Hockey is a business….does anybody know who paid whom for the PR?….this new design is lots of fun …..but the mask’s real purpose is to try and offer protection against shots to the head…the designs on the first masks (with Plante’s first ones)  started out closer to reality…

    What has this sport become?

  48. observer says:

    The other was BC – Before Chara

  49. Habs4Lyfe says:

    Habs 4 Lyfe


    Dany Heatley suspended 2 games for hit on Steve Ott


    Chara gets away scott free. I don’t get it.

  50. NL_habs_fan says:

    Yea Carey Price’s Mask. . .  tell us what you really think now!!!!

    and while we’re spouting comments irrelevant to the article, Carey Price’s Mask do you know a good recipe for guacamole?

  51. observer says:

    So tell everyone again how stupid Lamorello was for acquiring Kovaltchuk and Boudreau was for changing the Caps system drastically. Next to Burke the most knocked duo of coach/GMs on this board.

  52. RGM says:

    That’s really cool. Congrats to the winner – have fun!

    Go Habs Go!

  53. StevieRay says:

    This  Carey Price fella really likes being a Canadien !!! We are a lucky bunch of fans ,,

  54. Psycho29 says:

    The article is only in French…..Maybe it can be cut and pasted in google translation or something similar?

    I just read the article, and Campbell said “Oh I thought you wanted to discuss the Pacioretty hit on Eaton”


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