I know Dave Dryden invented this mask in 1978 or so yet it didn't catch on right away. Video and photos I've seen from the early eighties seems to suggest only around 5 goailes out of 40-odd in the whole NHL wore one (Chico Resch and Gilles Meloche for instance). I'm wondering why the cage mask didn't come into vogue until late in the decade. Did goalies think it was tacky? Did they think it had the same problems as the full-fibreglass masks? Considering the benefits we know it offers, like great protection and a 'canvas' on which a goalie can use his imangination, how come the hybrid mask did not bloom right away?