Thursday, October 25, 2007


Matt O'Toole, President and CEO of Reebok-CCM Hockey, is getting new digs and will be moving from Montreal to Massachusetts. According to a company press release, O'Toole has been promoted to President of Reebok North America.

Just wondering if any of those Reebok Board of Directors in Canton, MA are Boston Herald readers. If so, they may have choked on their Dunkin' this morning after reading this nugget from Stephen Harris's column.
According to sources in the B’s dressing room, Reebok has been unable to correct problems with the new jerseys introduced this season across the NHL and will replace them at the company’s expense with new uniforms made of the old materials.


Abhinav said... had this to add:

Update, 12:55pm: Just spoke with an NHL spokesperson, who told me that the Boston Herald report is incorrect. As it was explained to me, Reebok has informed each team that players who have “moisture issues” with the new jerseys (i.e., lots of water ending up in their gloves and/or skates) will be given the option to have the option to wear a jersey with a new front panel made of a different high-tech material. The spokesperson maintained that there was no league-wide move to scrap the new jerseys, nor was there any move back to “old materials.”

When I asked if the league had any sense of how many players were requesting this option, I was told to direct that question to Reebok. I’m still waiting to hear back from them.

Anonymous said...

President of Reebok North America I had assumed was a promotion. Then I started thinking about the strength of the Canadian dollar and now I'm not so sure.

Marky Narc said...

Nice catch, Rage. Peerless made a post a little while back on some unidentified players expressing concern about moisture/sweat ending up in their gloves and skates because the uniform wicking give it no other place to go, but I never found any follow up about it anywhere.

Marky Narc said...

....which I, of course, say right before I go over there and read his latest post. *headdesk*

Ha. Ha. Ha.