How often do sticks break/wear out?
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04-02-2013, 02:59 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Espoo, Finland
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A lot of NHL players go through 100-200 sticks in a year. Usually these are the star players who use super light sticks that are prone to breaking. I think some teams equipment guys will ask their depth players and rookies to use more durable sticks so they don't break as easily, but guys like Ovechkin can get whatever they want.
I'm not sure how much it changes things, but obviously some Ovechkin sees
a lot more ice time than depth players. Honestly, I don't know how much more it means time on ice all in all (remember, practices, warm ups, off-season training etc. etc. also eats thru the sticks), but I'd guess playing 50 hours competitive hockey in one season means something too.
The reason why I asked was that I thought that what might be a budget for an individual's sticks on a yearly level approximately.
200 sticks sounds reasonable, about one per every other or third game.
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