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Should composite hockey sticks be tossed?
Fri, December 21, 2007

The Leafs lost last night after defenseman Pavel Kubina’s stick shattered at a crucial moment.

Do you think defenders should go back to the more trustworthy wooden sticks?

Tampa sticks it to Leafs



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When I was just about finished playing,I tried them and didn't care for them at all.The blade broke off too easily,which was the biggest problem I had with them.I never used a slapshop in my life because When I was a kid,money was very tight and you couldn't afford to go through 2 or 3 sticks a game so you developed a wrist shot from the point.If you wanted a curve on your stick,you soaked it in water and bent the blade.I also shellacked the shaft to add to the durability.There was a time when players spent hours customizing their sticks to make them just so.And no,I'm not 75 years old,but the times sure are a changing.I don't know why more players don't go back to the wooden sticks and skates with the stainless blades because I never had even 1 skate break on me for as long as I wore them!
Michael Abriola, 2007-12-22 19:44:13

I think teams should supply wooden sticks for all players and the player should have to buy their own if they want to go with a composite stick. It would sure bring the teams expenses down and maybe save a few goals against.
Darren, 2007-12-22 14:54:34

ok. not the first time a broken stick leads to a goal at a crucial time. Kaberle makes an excellent play and breaks up the rush. But where is everybody else? who is playing left wing and should be back there and checking Vinny?

yep Darcy Tucker. what in the world is he doing on the ice at that late & crucial time in the game?

is he an offensive threat? i think not.

is he a defensive liability. Of course he is.
Gustav, 2007-12-22 10:54:46

it doesn't matter, im defence and i use a compisite and im doing the same stuff any of those other defencemen do, Spezza and Naslund use wooden sticks, and everybody else can if they want to, its not going to be the end of the world, people say wooden sticks are more trust worthy, some one tell me Why?
RJ, 2007-12-22 07:45:55

Go back to good old fashion straight blade wooden sticks. Then may-be

it won't matter what position the " LEAVES " try to score from.
Terry Laliberte, 2007-12-21 14:08:36

Ya the leafs lost because of a stick. The other night it was becasue of the refs.

Maybe it has nothing to do with the refs or equipment and it has everything to do with playing for 60 minutes. What was the excuse for the other goal. What was the excuse for all the missed goal opportunities. Maybe they should do away with legs on the opposition. then the leafs would have no goal.
wayne, 2007-12-21 13:41:01

Whatever. The issue is not the sticks it is the Hallard Barold like mangnmt. That has playged the Leafs 4 ever.
StinkingHabs, 2007-12-21 11:35:53

I agree with Pierre McGuire: there is no need for a D-man to use a composite. The Kabina 'moment' proves it. What could Kabina possibly do with that stick that is more important than defending his net???
SirPunchAlot, 2007-12-21 11:34:55

no effin way! compos give your shot so much juice they are totally worth loosing the odd game. go bruins!
hockeydood, 2007-12-21 11:33:27

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