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by Paul on 03/25/11 at 12:01 PM ET
from David Pollak of the Mercury News at the Bellingham Herald,
Patrick Marleau tried the cut-resistant socks for a couple practices, then decided against using them. But he was open to giving them another try during the offseason.
“I don’t know what it was, it just felt a little different,” he said. “It is something I’ll have to get used to in the summer probably.”
Devin Setoguchi, on the other hand, had no problem adjusting to cut-resistant socks that feature fluorescent orange or green toe areas. And he didn’t need an actual injury to make the move - just a near-miss after he started wearing the tongues out of his skates, not held close to his upper foot and ankle by the laces
“I came back to the bench and felt a skate hit the top of my tongue,” Setoguchi said. “I had a big cut on the top of my skate and if it would have been on the front of my foot it would have been pretty bad.”
To this point, neither the NHL nor its players association have gotten deeply involved in the issue of cut-resistant gear, leaving teams to sort through the various equipment now in the marketplace.
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