These days, however, they're designed for artists, as goalies are now constantly looking to one-up the competition with the most impressive designs in the league.
This year, Coyotes netminder Jason LaBarbera picked it up a notch and, working with artist David Arrigo, paid homage to fallen hero Pat Tillman.
Best helmet ever?
Photos courtesy of davidarrigo.com
"Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood."
— Hank Williams, Jr., on comparing Barack Obama to Hitler.
If Don read this, I'm pretty sure he'd respond with his token: "Thanks very much…" in some sort of funny accent. #Orsillio?
Too Much Moneyball.