Hank has busted out the Swedish pads!
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01-05-2010, 03:39 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
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My friend who works for the Post is covering Rangers practice today and he told me Hank is wearing his Swedish pads. This may be a stupid question, but is he actually allowed to wear them in NHL games? I don't know if they are a different size because the play is different in the Olympics.
I vaguely remember the league telling Chris Osgood that he needed to change his leg pads because of the color--I believe this was when the Islanders claimed him in the waiver draft and he wore his red leg pads with the Islanders blue/orange for a game.
As for size, I'd assume they'd be to the same specs as his current ones. Goalies are generally pretty particular about their pads. It's not too uncommon for a goalie to break in a new set of pads during practice before he actually uses them in a real game. If Lundqvist waited to use these pads until a few days before the Olympics, there's no way they would be broken in before the first game.
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