Penguins' Crosby talks, Reebok listens
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Reebok officials have tweaked the jerseys of their new Edge uniforms being used across the NHL this season, in part because Penguins captain Sidney Crosby spoke with company officials and expressed some concerns.
Crosby, who has endorsement deals with Reebok, conveyed his and his teammates' problem with the water-resistant material, which traps perspiration and forces it to run down and pool in players' gloves and skates. He said team equipment manager Dana Heinze first spoke to Reebok.
"[I said] some guys had some issues with the water kind of staying in[side the sweaters]," Crosby said after practice today at Mellon Arena before the team flew to North Carolina for tomorrow night's season opener against the Hurricanes. "Some other teams had talked about it. They've come up with a resolution."
Crosby said he wasn't sure what that resolution is. NHL officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
It's unclear whether the Penguins will have the new version of the sweaters in time for tomorrow night's game or the home opener Saturday night against Anaheim.
First Published October 4, 2007 1:10 pm