The Northland “Dome” Hockey Helmet
A while ago I wrote a series of posts entitled the Worst Hockey Equipment Ever. Within that series I noted that the Cooper XL7 helmet was the worst hockey helmet ever produced. While I still stand firmly behind my decision to proclaim the Cooper XL7 as the worst, there is a close second.
The Northland “Dome” Helmet that is probably best known for being worn by none other than Lanny McDonald, is rather ugly itself. I had several requests to feature the Northland “Dome” Helmet as one of the ugliest pieces of equipment and, I admit, there were days when it did seem uglier than the XL7.
I’m not sure if it was just me, but I think the helmet’s ugliness was lost on me due to Lanny’s flaming red mustache. Had McDonald not had such an enormous red mustache, the hideousness of the Dome Helmet may have overtaken that of the Cooper XL7.
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