Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More Rbk issues

Really good post over at On Frozen Blog about the ongoing jersey-gate business.

I had a good laugh at Viktor Kozlov discovering why his skates had been filling with sweat this season. (I wonder if he thought he had picked up some sort of weird illness?)

UPDATE
"To say [Reebok] will abandon the whole thing is probably premature," one hockey industry watcher familiar with the situation said. "But I know they are looking for different material. I would imagine that it's probably very costly for Reebok. These sweaters are not inexpensive."

9 Comments:

At 8:31 PM, October 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? The new uniforms are great!

Yours sincerely,

Cooperalls

 
At 10:17 PM, October 31, 2007, Blogger Jennifer said...

These new jerseys are just a complete disaster. Does anyone have any idea if fans are buying them? I don't know anyone who would buy one of these pieces of junk. Too bad the players seem to be stuck with them. It's gotta suck having to swim in your own sweat and still try to be at the top of your game.

 
At 10:30 AM, November 01, 2007, Blogger Chemmy said...

In an interview with ESPN's John Buccigross, Jonathon Toews talks about the new uniforms making his skates fill with sweat.

 
At 11:14 AM, November 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm constantly amazed at how eagerly hockey fans denigrate their sport. Why should we fans give a hoot about the players' sweat situation? If it's a big problem, they'll do something about it. And if they don't, what do I care?

 
At 12:54 PM, November 01, 2007, Anonymous Django said...

Commenting on a short sighted, poorly excuted money grab by Rbk and the NHL = Denigration of the sport?

 
At 4:27 PM, November 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Commenting on a short sighted, poorly excuted money grab by Rbk and the NHL = Denigration of the sport?"

Yes. Hockey fans and writers have a fascination with attacking the NHL that far exceeds anything I've seen in MLB or NFL. Other leagues have unpopular commissioners, uniform changes, rule changes, and low-attendance franchises. Yet these things don't generate half the vitriol found among hockey fans and writers. I'm sure others have noticed this, and it would be interesting to discuss the reasons. Is it entirely because of the lockout, or are there other components?

Please tell me why I should care if a player has sweaty gloves.

 
At 12:35 PM, November 02, 2007, Blogger Brushback said...

"Please tell me why I should care if a player has sweaty gloves."

Well, for one thing-- if you read the On Frozen Blog article, you'll see that sweaty equipment can be a source of infections.

 
At 2:15 PM, November 02, 2007, Anonymous Dennis Prouse said...

True 'dat - Tyler Bouck picked up a nasty staph infection last year, likely from his gloves, while playing in Manitoba for the Moose. He was actually hospitalized for it for a spell.

 
At 7:29 PM, November 02, 2007, Anonymous Jennifer said...

"Please tell me why I should care if a player has sweaty gloves."

Well, since you don't seem to care about the negative effects of these new uniforms on the players' health, well-being, and ability to play the game, perhaps you should find another sport to watch. The rest of us care about the impact that these uniforms have on the players.

 

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