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Skating on thin ice

Uni Watch explains that the NHL's new moisture-resistant jerseys might not be all they're cracked up to be. Uni Watch

Updated: September 27, 2007, 12:08 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Page 2

Hockey is all wet -- literally. The combination of intense activity, indoor arenas, and full-body uniforms with loads of padding creates a lot of sweat, plus the skate blades are constantly creating ice spray, which condenses as it hits the players. So when the Reebok folks were designing a new uniform system for the NHL, they devised a series of moisture-repellant fabrics. For months now league officials have been doing this little party trick where they pour a glass of water onto one of the ...

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