Sticks: Long or Short, Curved blade or Flat(ter)?
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12-09-2004, 01:43 PM
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Moncton, NB, Canada
GENERALLY speaking, longer stick equals harder shot... Shorter stick equals better hands... so take your pick... I know as a goaltender, I'd much rather my dmen have longer sticks... a) they have a better reach for a pokecheck b) they have a better shot from the point... for my forwards, i'd prefer them to have a short to medium stick... good hands, but still a decent shot...
As for curve, one obvious disadvantage to having a massive curve is a penalty for using an illegal curve
... also there's the backhand issue... but having a big curve obviously helps with your stick handling and puck control... not sure what big advantage there is to your shot while using a big curve...
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