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from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins agree, pretty much to a man, that the high-tech sweaters they will be wearing this season are lighter and more comfortable than the ones they replaced.

They also concur that the new sweaters are extremely effective at repelling moisture, exactly as planned.

Trouble is, quite a few have concluded that is not necessarily a good thing….

“[The sweaters] don’t soak anything in, which I guess is what they wanted,” Recchi said. “But the problem is, it goes through all of your equipment. It goes into your gloves, goes into your skates.”

And eventually saturates the leather in both, leaving the players feeling as if their hands and feet are immersed in liquid. Perhaps because, at least in some cases, they are.

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