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11-05-2007, 11:15 AM
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Usually I recommend people get a shaft and blade combo if they have under $100 to spend, and intermediate saves even more money.

A good combination would be a One90 intermediate shaft ($65 from Hockey Giant) and a TPS R4 Nash blade ($20 from HG). That will be a pretty good combo that should be balanced and well under $100. Plus, if you don't like the curve, you can pick up a different blade. The One90 is supposed to be very durable and good performance.

Ah, just saw your last edit. I would recommend getting a golf ball and/or a Smart Hockey ball and do some stickhandling drills. The golf ball especially helps develop soft hands. Wood blades are heavier and softer than composite and make passes somewhat easier to catch. And as far as the Sakic, you will have to adjust your technique, otherwise your shots will be much higher. It's actually a somewhat tricky blade to use, really useful for shooting from close to the net, not as useful otherwise.

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