Concussions - Long term effects/Terry Bradshaw
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04-20-2011, 04:03 PM
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What about the old aluminum sticks?
Like wood sticks, aluminum sticks are simply an inferior product and, for that reason, I don't see many players in favor of such a switch. For better or worse, composites are here to stay.
I've owned one aluminum stick in my life, when I was a kid, maybe 12 or 13. Hated it. I couldn't feel the puck on my stick most of the time, which was causing me to glance down more (which is obviously a very bad habit for a developing player). Couldn't replace that stick fast enough.
Getting rid of composites would probably have a bigger effect on being able to further rein in goalie gear. Whenever limiting gear size has come up, the goalies have screamed about their safety, and the lighter, "whippier" composite sticks are never far behind. Eliminate the composite sticks, and maybe we can further de-michelin man the goalies.
Maybe, but the composites will never go away. Nor should they for that reason, since the goalies' argument is BS, and everyone knows it.
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