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Calvin Pickard Comments On Early #PicksMaskContest Entries

The Golden Knights' goalie will be reviewing fan entries through Friday and modeling his goalie mask off of entries

by Cutler Klein @GoldenKnights /

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Calvin Pickard has seen plenty of knight-themed entries into his mask contest.

But, what about designs featuring the Knights Who Say "Ni"? Or the Black Knight, who always triumphs?

Pickard said he's open to some Monty Python designs.

"Yeah, that's pretty cool," Pickard told "I don't know if I'd ever do that, I think that would be a good idea, but I would have to check that one out again. I kind of have to go through it. I have to stay up to date so I don't miss anything. There's been a lot of good ideas, and hopefully they keep rolling in."

In the 24 hours since the contest launched, Pickard has been looking over the designs submitted to A few themes have emerged from the early entries, mainly knight-themed entries and designs featuring the Las Vegas skyline. 

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According to Pickard, those kinds of designs are headed in the right direction.

"I saw one yesterday where it's like the goalie mask kind of tied in with like a knight's mask, where the whole thing was the Knight's mask in Golden Knights colors," he said. "I thought that was pretty cool. I saw a couple of skylines too, which was nice, skyline and the Strip. I think that there's definitely going to be some more ideas rolling in, and I think it's off to a good start."

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Overall, the response to the contest has been overwhelming. Entries are pouring in, and the contest has gotten some nationwide attention.

All of that puts a smile on Pickard's face.

"It spread out pretty quick," Pickard said. "I saw big Twitter accounts and Instagram accounts kind of spreading the word and that definitely helps me figure out some more ideas of what I'm going to put on there. It gets the fans really engaged with it as well."

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