A Reebok recall
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.
How these uniforms weren't more thoroughly tested before being put into games is beyond me, and I'm hoping serious injuries don't result from the way they're being ripped and stretched in fights this season.
My thanks to a regular reader for unearthing this one.
UPDATE Uni Watch has word from an NHL spokesman, and news of a complete recall is apparently untrue. Players looking for altered jerseys, however, will be accommodated.
UPDATE Eric Duhatschek has more at Globe on Hockey:
Not according to NHL senior vice president of communications Bernadette Mansur, who said today that while Reebok is not jettisoning the new design, it is modifying them on a player-by-player basis, depending upon their individual needs.
“There are certain panels on the front of the jersey which are being replaced with a performance fabric, an air-knit fabric,” said Mansur. “They are being given to the players who are requesting them. There is no going back to the old jerseys, no. It’s just the use of an alternate (fabric) to resolve specific issues.”