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April 02, 2007

Is it the stick or not?: And if it is, is that OK?

posted by olelefthander to hockey at 08:38 PM - 9 comments

I had trouble visualizing this so here are some other articles, with pictures: 1 , 2. Interesting article. You'd think holes on the blade would also be effective but maybe against league rules.

posted by rumple at 11:31 PM on April 02

FSN Detroit analysts Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond have been discussing it for some time now. Mick has always grumbled about the composites, but he's even said favorable things about this new stick.

posted by wingnut4life at 04:30 AM on April 03

Not too sure about the effectiveness on a hockey stick, but my old middle school principal swore by the holes in his paddle. I can vouch for them, too.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:43 AM on April 03

Interesting. Thanks for the link, ole.

posted by tieguy at 06:34 AM on April 03

That's hilarious, tahoe, I remember those holes, too. That would have been a better idea for a title for the post.

posted by olelefthander at 07:34 AM on April 03

20%, eh?

posted by papoon at 07:49 AM on April 03

When the composite sticks started to gain popularity, they were known more for their ability to totally explode at the most inopportune times than they were for the added velocity of the shots. Now add holes to that... is this stick going to be even more fragile than Lindros' head?

posted by mkn at 11:40 AM on April 03

That's hilarious, tahoe, I remember those holes, too. That would have been a better idea for a title for the post Based on your screen name, you must have a Cincy connection. Any chance you're a product of the Sycamore school system? Maybe we've been introduced to the same paddle!

posted by tahoemoj at 04:33 PM on April 03

Based on your screen name, you must have a Cincy connection. Any chance you're a product of the Sycamore school system? Maybe we've been introduced to the same paddle! No such luck, if you could call it that. I'm from south-central Indiana, which is still Reds country. Did your paddle hang near a sign that labeled it "The Board of Education?" rounding third and such ...

posted by olelefthander at 08:32 PM on April 03

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