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03-13-2013, 03:42 AM
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Are teams deliberately using weak sticks against us?

This may sound paranoid, but here goes... the Jets seem to take a lot of borderline slashing penalties, especially when the opposition player's stick gets broken by a lovetap. During yesterday's Leafs game, the radio commentator mentioned that the Leafs had 5 or 6 sticks break on them during the game. Fortunately, none of these seemed to draw a penalty, although one of the broken sticks came during Kessel's first goal. Is this paranoia, or are other teams' hockey deliberately using weaker sticks to draw Jets' penalties?

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This may sound paranoid, but here goes... the Jets seem to take a lot of borderline slashing penalties, especially when the opposition player's stick gets broken by a lovetap. During yesterday's Leafs game, the radio commentator mentioned that the Leafs had 5 or 6 sticks break on them during the game. Fortunately, none of these seemed to draw a penalty, although one of the broken sticks came during Kessel's first goal. Is this paranoia, or are other teams' hockey deliberately using weaker sticks to draw Jets' penalties?
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Don't be ridiculous. This would be the dumbest tactic ever if it were true. The risks of breaking your stick on a scoring chance severely outweigh the benefit from trying to draw a penalty. End of story.

Sorry if I come off as a dick, but this is not worthy of discussion IMO.

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Yup ^^^.
One too many brews at the game my friend.
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I've seen a lot of strange things on this board in my day.

This one is definitely top 1%.

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No.

Best let this thread disappear into the depths of this forum. Never to be spoken of again.

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the other teams just have stronger players then we have so they break more sticks

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since Winnipeg is a frozen waste land according to other fan bases, they havent engineered their sticks like we have to with stand the brutal Winnipeg winters

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the other teams just have stronger players then we have so they break more sticks

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since Winnipeg is a frozen waste land according to other fan bases, they havent engineered their sticks like we have to with stand the brutal Winnipeg winters
Things do tend to become brittle in the cold. Excellent point.

I doubt there's anything to this but think about it. It almost makes a little sense. You use your favorite stick on the power play. You use your most durable stick on the PK. And 5 on 5 maybe you have a go to stick that's been hit with a couple slappers, you feel a guy getting a little agressive with the stick work so you bear down and snap the shaft. I could see some stone handed grease ball doing this. Somebody that isn't going to score anyway.

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I do think more than a few times this year, the opposition has just dropped their stick when engaged. The first Slater call vs NJ and the call last night on Antro against Kadri were a case of a player knowing exactly what they were doing by holding their stick very loose and suffering the consequences. Either the league needs to look at this (even the homer Leafs TV announcers Bowen and Millen thought the Antro call was awful) or the Jets will have to start keeping up with the Jones's and try drawing cheap penalties as well. I'm for the former.

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I think this is a bit too far-fetched, especially the premise that teams would be doing this specifically vs. the Jets.

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