Tuesday, December 16, 2008

That's So MAF (the musings of a Penguins goalie)!

According to the Penguins webpage, these new goalie pads, blockers and gloves, are to wear with the baby blue third jerseys and not on a continuing basis (next throwback jersey game: December 20th against the Toronto Maple Leafs) and they are just "breaking in" the new equipment over the next few days at practice; at the end of the season, they plan to sell the equipment and donating the proceeds to a charity of their choice.
The new equipment, sent to the goalies courtesy of Reebok, was supposed to be dark brown in color to look like the goaltending gear from the 1970s and 80s. However, the equipment was very light and had a gold-ish tint to it.

“It’s not dark enough for what I was hoping for,” Fleury said. “It’s supposed to look like the old style with the blue jerseys. We were looking for brown pads like back in the day. It’s not too bad though.”

So what color would the goalies categorize the new equipment?“It looks a little bit yellow, dark yellow,” Fleury said.“Caramel or French mustard, Dijon mustard,” Sabourin joked.
Fleury was seen wearing new goalie pads at the team's optional practice yesterday held at Southpoint.

Speculation is that they're orange in color (who knows?!)!!!

Since Lauren attended the practice and saw them first-hand, I was able to confirm that both Fleury and Sabourin had the new pads at practice, but they were a mustard color (not orangish).

Sabourin is in the picture above (but they both had the same pads on)
THANKS for the pics, Lauren!!

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