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10-20-2006, 01:25 PM
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"More and more NHLers are switching to a more shallow hollow. I would say the majority are at 5/8th to even 7/8th."

Probably because the league is so much bigger now. If you look back a 5 foot 10 175 pound guy was considered an average to even big sized player!!(in the 60s a 5 foot 10 guy was considered big) In my opinion 7/8's is probably too shallow of a hollow unless your like laraque and weigh 260 pounds. With a 7/8s, your going to lose some tight cutting ability and your push off won't be as strong because you won't grip the ice as much. A 5/8s hollow(not that far from a 1/2 inch) seems completely reasonable for a player over 200 pounds.

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