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    NHL considering new goalie jerseys
    TSN.ca Staff

    9/30/2005 1:39:45 PM

    The new National Hockey League is considering yet another major change in time for the start of this regular season.

    TSN has learned that all 30 NHL franchises received new jerseys Friday for their goaltenders and while it's a longshot, fans could see them in game action on opening night.

    The shirts are streamlined in a continued effort to reduce the amount of net they cover, and maybe even more significantly, they are different in colour and pattern like goalkeeper jerseys in soccer and would not match the rest of the team.

    New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist experimented with the new jersey (pictured) in the warmup prior to Thursday's preseason game against the New York Islanders.

    Talk of the new sweaters began at the general managers' meetings in Detroit as discussions surrounded the reduction in size of goalie equipment. They left with a consensus to reduce gloves, blockers and pads and the manufacturers would look into creating a more streamlined sweater. The manufacturers made it clear that the tigher version would not look like the teams current sweaters, but the NHL gave them the green light to proceed anyway.

    The arrival of the sweaters Friday morning was met with mixed reaction.

    Some franchises reacted quite positively, recognizing the marketing potentional in creating a "goalie sweater" taking a page from the huge success of soccer. However, there's been plenty of negative reaction as well.

    A number of general managers argue that there has already been so much change to the game that this would be too much, too soon, not to mention the fact that goalies will have little or not time to get used to playing in the new sweater.

    "It may be too late to introduce the new steamlined sweater in time for this season," an NHL official told TSN.

    "But rest assured, it is coming."

    It isn't the first time this year that hockey jerseys have been re-designed dramatically.

    In August, Canada's Olympic and world junior teams received new jerseys designed to be cooler, lighter and make the players faster.

    More to follow.
    http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?id=138228
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    Oops, forgot the pic...


    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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    • #3
      I don't like it.

      Keep that crap in soccer.
      RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
      You'll never be forgotten.

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      • #4
        super fucking Nathan Lane gay
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        • #5
          Interesting, I'd like to see what Lalime's jersey will look like. Sounds like a big marketing ploy.

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          • #6
            Let 'em try [email protected] this point, who really cares?

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            Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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            • #7
              ugh
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              • #8
                QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 02:21 PM) Quoted post

                Let 'em try [email protected] this point, who really cares?
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                I care. Fucking horrible idea.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:40 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 02:21 PM) Quoted post

                  Let 'em try [email protected] this point, who really cares?
                  [/b][/quote]
                  I care. Fucking horrible idea.
                  [/b][/quote]

                  No one cares what you care about.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:40 PM) Quoted post

                    QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 02:21 PM) Quoted post

                    Let 'em try [email protected] this point, who really cares?
                    [/b][/quote]
                    I care. Fucking horrible idea.
                    [/b][/quote]
                    why is it horrible?

                    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 05:41 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:40 PM) Quoted post

                      QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 02:21 PM) Quoted post

                      Let 'em try [email protected] this point, who really cares?
                      [/b][/quote]
                      I care. Fucking horrible idea.
                      [/b][/quote]
                      why is it horrible?
                      [/b][/quote]

                      Because if Glovey didn't say that, he wouldn't look kewl. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 05:41 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:40 PM) Quoted post

                        QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 02:21 PM) Quoted post

                        Let 'em try [email protected] this point, who really cares?
                        [/b][/quote]
                        I care. Fucking horrible idea.
                        [/b][/quote]
                        why is it horrible?
                        [/b][/quote]
                        I don't have a problem with the smaller size. But making it look different than all the other jerseys? What's the point?

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:43 PM) Quoted post
                          I don't have a problem with the smaller size. But making it look different than all the other jerseys? What's the point?
                          [/b][/quote]

                          So you can tell which one is the goalie, stupid.

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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:43 PM) Quoted post

                            I don't have a problem with the smaller size. But making it look different than all the other jerseys? What's the point?
                            [/b][/quote]
                            well clarify that when you say it's horrible [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

                            And the point: it sells....

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(*007* @ Sep 30 2005, 06:44 PM) Quoted post

                              QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 30 2005, 05:43 PM) Quoted post

                              I don't have a problem with the smaller size. But making it look different than all the other jerseys? What's the point?
                              [/b][/quote]
                              well clarify that when you say it's horrible [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

                              And the point: it sells....
                              [/b][/quote]

                              Did the NHL ever have trouble selling jerseys? This is just another instance of playing to the wrong audience.
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