January 17, 2006

Jose Theodore gets no glove from management: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore was apparently pressured earlier in the season by the front office to ditch his new equipment company and switch back. Could this be part of the reason he's struggled so far this year?

posted by wfrazerjr to hockey at 07:57 PM - 10 comments

if his comfortable with his new equiptment he should be able to wear it.

posted by united-soccer at 10:29 PM on January 17, 2006

u-s, that is so naive--what are you Canadian or something?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:03 PM on January 17, 2006

I have no stats to back this up, but with the exception of the time Pat Roy switched to those shiny silver pads, goalies almost always have troubles when they switch things up. It takes them a while to get used to the way the new pads, etc. cough up big, juicy rebounds. So, coupled with all the equipment being smaller this year, I'd say, yeah, it's possible this had something to do with his troubles.

posted by fabulon7 at 07:31 AM on January 18, 2006

It took me all night to get the title. Ha!

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:50 AM on January 18, 2006

I can't blame a guy for getting new equipment. If anyone knows how to get the smell out of old equipment let me know, otherwise I need new equipment myself. PU!

posted by njsk8r20 at 10:40 AM on January 18, 2006

If it has ever been mildewed, throw it out. That smell is impossible to delete. If it hasn't, jerseys can be washed with Oxy-Clean and 1/4 the usual amount of detergent to get rid of the smells. Breezers and stockings: stockings ditto above for jerseys, but cold water. Breezers and shin guards- the ultimate answer: Febreeze, air out three days, Febreeze again. The fresh air is essential to carrying the smells away, as it also dries the chemical in the Febreeze. And as far as new equipment for goalies, he probably was asked by them to wear it to some contractual obligation. Another situation in lesser contention to get rid of some of the new rules. Although Theodore was never Patrick Roy to begin with.

posted by mrhockey at 02:53 PM on January 18, 2006

Marty switched some old equipment because he was having problems early on this year. Roenick blames his suckiness on the way his skates are sharpened. Samsanov plays with an illegal stick. '05-'06 is just full of equipment malfunctions. While we're on the topic of equipment, who else thinks Rick DiPietro wears the ugliest pads in the league?

posted by HATER 187 at 03:35 PM on January 18, 2006

While we're on the topic of equipment, who else thinks Rick DiPietro wears the ugliest pads in the league? Those are an awful color, what shade is that?

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:56 PM on January 18, 2006

I would say either burnt sienna or puke orange. Tough call.

posted by willthrill72 at 04:34 PM on January 18, 2006

i'd say it's close to Pantone 158.

posted by goddam at 05:22 PM on January 18, 2006

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