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04-14-2009, 08:26 AM
Join Date: Aug 2004
Originally Posted by
Gunnar Stahl 30
Draper Mid Slight 1/2" Open Medium 5.5 Round
Smyth Mid-Toe Deep 9/16" Neutral Long 4.5 Round
P8 Gaborik Mid Deep 9/16" Neutral Medium 5.5 Round
P3 Sakic Mid Moderate 1/2" Open Medium 5.5 Round
as you can see the gaborik is most similar to the smyth/kovalchuck and the draper is similar to the sakic
That is of course when you overlook the fact that the Smyth is a toe curve...not to mention being a longer blade.
Trust me, I own a Smyth, it's a toe curve and it's much different than the mid curves I own (Thornton, Draper & Rafalski) especially when you take it out on the ice.
Only real difference between the Sakic and the Gaborik is the face angle. The Gabby's a bit deeper, but nothing earth shattering.
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