They probably are, since hasek's gear got lost in washington somewhere and he's borrowing equipment from the italian team.
Hasek was outfitted with mostly plain brown gear and a white mask and took part in a one-hour skate with 12 teammates at Palasport Olympico. The rest of the squad is due in on Tuesday.
''I wasn't happy with it, but it was better than nothing,'' added Hasek. ''I have to thank Jim Corsi and the Italian team.
''It's an unfortunate situation. We are smiling right now, but if it won't be here (Tuesday), it's not too much fun for me.''
That's because the gear he is waiting for includes some pieces he hasn't worn this season in the NHL. International rules have less severe limitations on the size of goaltending equipment, so Hasek had some of his old pads in his bag.
Vokoun's equipment arrived safe and sound and it was just as well. He said he wouldn't risk wearing another goalie's gear.
''I would never, ever - especially in practice like that - go into the net, but everyone's different,' said Vokoun. ''I wouldn't be able to adjust to someone else's equipment.
''Just the skates - for me, it would have been asking for injury. So I'm glad all my stuff came and I can focus on preparing for whatever is going to come.''