With a new goalie mask, Blues' Miller is really ready to rock now

Blues goalie Ryan Miller has a new mask that gives a respectful nod to both rock 'n' roll and the team's history.

For Ryan Miller, it's guitars; for Curtis Joseph, it was trumpets. In both cases it was about the "Saint Louis Blues."

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ST. LOUIS -- Rock 'n' roll, baby. That's what Ryan Miller has been doing since arriving in St. Louis, winning seven of eight starts in goal before hitting a speed bump last night in Chicago, so it's only fitting that his new goalie mask rocks, too.

With a Jimmy Page Gibson guitar on one side and a Jimi Hendrix Fender on the other, the new mask is a nod to rock 'n' roll, of which Miller is a big fan and in which he has dabbled over the years.

With musical notes connecting the guitars to a "Saint Louis Blues" graphic ripped straight from the sheet music for the W.C. Handy song of the same name, it is an homage to the tune that inspired his new team's moniker.

With a design that bears a remarkable resemblance to the mask worn by Curtis Joseph, it is a tribute to a great Blues goalie two decades ago.

And it's flat-out cool. Check out the story by Chris Pinkert of the Blues and several photos of Miller's new mask by clicking here.