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Carbon Fiber Sticks May Be Headed To The NHL

from Jacob Feldman of Sportico,

The NHL will review a new hockey stick provider for on-ice use, the league confirmed to Sportico. Only six companies currently outfit every NHLer according to geargeek.com, with three—Bauer, CCM and Warrior—owning nearly 98 percent of the market.

Penguins assistant coach Mark Recchi remembers the puzzling looks on his players’ faces when he first brought a TOVI stick onto the ice at the beginning of this season. With a pattern of diamond-cut holes in the blade, the stick looks more like floor hockey equipment than NHL gear, but Recchi says that you don’t notice the unique design while holding the stick yourself. He was, however, struck by the puck control the stick helped him achieve.

Fellow former NHLer Frank Simonetti said TOVI’s stick felt more like the wooden sticks he used in the 1980s than anything else he’s tried since.


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Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

Name drop Malkin in the article to get more players interested. Good strategy.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/16/20 at 04:22 PM ET

d ca's avatar

f^(k Warrior and anything to do with Brother Rice High School.

that is all.

Posted by d ca on 07/17/20 at 01:58 AM ET

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