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01-05-2010, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Salz View Post
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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