Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Feel Nine Percent More Drag Already...



Oops!



That must be what they're saying at Reebok, if this nugget from the Boston Herald is true...




"According to sources in the B’s dressing room, Reebok has been unable to correct problems with the new jerseys introduced this season across the NHL and will replace them at the company’s expense with new uniforms made of the old materials. Players have complained since training camp that the new jerseys, which are supposed to be lighter and allow sweat to evaporate out through the shirts, have instead trapped water inside and gotten heavier. . ."



Thanks to KingClancyKolzig on The Official for pointing the way..



EDIT -- OK...so, this'll be hard to keep up with, I can see. Based on a comment posted at Japers' Rink, quoting uniwatchblog.com, the report is incorrect...from the uniwatchblog.com reference...


Update, 12:55pm: Just spoke with an NHL spokesperson, who told me that the Boston Herald report is incorrect. As it was explained to me, Reebok has informed each team that players who have “moisture issues” with the new jerseys (i.e., lots of water ending up in their gloves and/or skates) will be given the option to have the option to wear a jersey with a new front panel made of a different high-tech material. The spokesperson maintained that there was no league-wide move to scrap the new jerseys, nor was there any move back to “old materials.”

When I asked if the league had any sense of how many players were requesting this option, I was told to direct that question to Reebok. I’m still waiting to hear back from them.


So...is this what they'll look ike with the new "front panel?...




1 comment:

Rage said...

Indirect quote. I am famous!!!!