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05-20-2010, 09:20 AM
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BadHammy*
 
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
I always wondered if it had something to do with spin on the puck. But I have no idea. I think MacInnis used to put baby powder on his stick blade to REDUCE the spin on the puck because he thought it robbed him of shot velocity. But I'd think less spin would equal less velocity.
Actually, spin DOES take away from velocity. I found a study on it some time ago. Though the difference is minute, we're talking 1-3% so meh.

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