So you are saying it is "gutless" to call the cheaters out when it counts?
There is no way any goalie or coach can possibly be unaware of the goalie specifications, especially before the most important tournament of the year; and - if they are - then they are fully to blame for being ignorant of the rules. Better luck next year, read up on the actual rules. However, if they ~willingly~ went ahead with illegal equipment and put their team in a vulnerable position in the most important tournament of the year, then there is something wrong with them and they deserved to be called on it and face the consequences.
Smart coaches make sure their player's equipment - especially the goaltender equipment - is legal and compliant. There is no excuse for it not to be. Smart coaches also call illegal equipment on the opposition when they notice it since those rules are 'part of the game.'
Not "gutless," but "smart."
Posted on Aug 12, 2012, 4:45 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52