What is the most popular curve in the NHL?

What is the most popular curve in the NHL?

Mid-curves are the most common. They’re better for stick-handling than heel curves while retaining a decent sweet spot on both the forehand and backhand. Toe curves twist down as they bend, making them great for danglers who favor quick wrist shots.

What curve is best for slapshots?

11.2. Curve depth can be slight, moderate, or deep. A slight curve is best for slap and backhand shots. It makes it harder to stick-handle and elevate the puck. Defensemen tend to choose blades with a slight curve.

What curve is P92 in true?


P92 / P92M P29 TC2 / TC2.5
P88 P40 MC
PM9 P14 MC2
P28 P28 TC4

What is the P92 Bauer curve?

Hockey Blade Curve Comparison Chart
Open Toe Mid Toe
Bauer P14 P92 P92M*
CCM P46 P29
Sherwood PP26 PP26M* PP92

What stick curve does Crosby use?

CCM P29 curve
Sidney Crosby uses a CCM P29 curve. This Hockey Stick Blade is one of the most popular in the game today and features a deep mid-curve allowing for great stickhandling and puck control. However, it also utilizes a very open face that provide maximum lift on your shots.

What Flex does Crosby use?

100 flex stick
Sidney Crosby uses a 100 flex stick, higher than you may imagine for a skilled player. In his case this may have some advantages as a stiffer stick can be better in face-offs, and flex really doesn’t factor heavily into backhand shooting.

What pros use p28 curve?

Most noticeably stars like Ovechkin, Doughty or Getzlaf are using what has become known as the Open Toe (P28 in most brands) pattern. Just like everything else in hockey when people see success they try to emulate it, and elite players have flocked to the open toe.

Are P92 and P29 the same?

So, the CCM P29 (Crosby) is essentially the same as the Bauer P92 — they’re crazy similar and, all told, it’s a good curve for kids.

Which NHL players use P88 curve?

Generating table…

Connor McDavid L P90
Cale Makar R P88
Victor Hedman L P92 (SAKIC)

Whats the difference between P92 and P28?

Overall, the P92 has very few flaws but lacks specific traits to make it shine and doesn’t force the user to learn about where the puck is on the blade. P28: Shooting is entirely dependent on where the puck starts on the blade. If it starts on the heel, it’s going low even with a ton of wrist snap.

What NHL players use P88 curve?

What Flex is Patrick Kane?

Patrick Kane uses an unusually stiff stick for his size at 102-105. Defenders almost universally use higher flex sticks.

Who uses the lowest Flex stick in the NHL?

Speaking of Whippy Shafts But here are a few NHL players whose stick flex is somewhere between “pool noodle” and “CB antenna”: Johnny Gaudreau (55 flex): At 5-foot-9, 157 pounds, it’s not a shock he has the lowest flex stick in the league.

What NHL players use 85 flex?

Generating table…

Connor McDavid L 85
Elias Lindholm R 75

Who uses P28 curve?

Over the past few years you’ve no doubt taken notice of NHL players using what appears to be a massive hook! Most noticeably stars like Ovechkin, Doughty or Getzlaf are using what has become known as the Open Toe (P28 in most brands) pattern.

Is P88 a good curve?

P88 – Very simple blade with a mid-curve (curve of the blade occurs in the middle of the blade), and no opening (does not curve up). Great for stick handling and keeping the puck from flopping. Excellent for backhand shots. More difficult to lift puck over goalies in tight when close to the crease.