Darling opposed to mandated slim-fit pants: ‘It’s a waste of time and money’
Original Source: Justin Cuthbert
Posted on: Feb 07, 2017
He made his distaste for the NHL's new in-season mandate known prior to it coming into effect this weekend.
"I think it's a waste of time and money. But whatever the league feels they need to do."
An annoyance, sure. But when he continued on the topic, he hinted to the changes perhaps having the NHL's desired effect.
Stopping the puck is suddenly less simple.
"You just have to get used to it and squeeze a little bit harder when you go down," Darling said.
He explained that the tailored pants come in upwards of 10 different sizes, as opposed to the traditional small, medium, and large.
"Hopefully we can do something where we're completely covered and not exposed," he said.
All NHL goaltenders will either slip, or fight their way into the new contoured pants beginning Saturday.