Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spotlight: Mike Liut

Mike Liut, St. Louis Blues, 82-83 O-Pee-Chee, OPC, hockey, hockey cards, goalie#306 - Mike Liut 82-83
O-Pee-Chee

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Very few players have looked as consistently badass on their hockey cards as Mike Liut. Even after he got rid of the molded 'ghoul' mask, Liut still managed to look tough. I never had the chance to actually to see Liut play any games, but the lack of Liut video on youtube leads me to believe he never lost his shit like Ron Hextall on Chris Chelios in the '89 playoffs. It's too bad because with a mask like that you'd think he'd have swung his stick like he was Grim Reaper taking down a victim with his sickle at least once.

Five more of my favourite Liut cards:
#187 - 84-85 O-Pee-Chee
#127 - 88-89 O-Pee-Chee
#267 - 88-89 O-Pee-Chee Stickers
#??? - 90-91 Panini
#68 - 90-91 Score

5 comments:

Fredrik Vilborg said...

In the video, take a look at the size differential between #26 Mats Näslund(5'7) and Kjell Samuelsson(6'6).

Nice.

Martin Sasseville said...

Apparently, Al Macinnis' insane slapshop cracked Liut's classic mask... MacInnis' Wikipedia page say something like that!

Anonymous said...

Actually it was a caged mask he was wearing with hartford at the time. I've seen the clip before, It was shot from around center ice but Liut lost track of it, nailing him in the head.

Anonymous said...

The Canadian Hockey Atlas says it was in 1984 when Liut was still with the Blues.

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