Here we are again – a little over a month into the NHL season and we have a new(ish) set of scoring leaders. To go along with those leaders, are their weapons of choice. Once again, IW broke down the scorers into the top 23 goal producers (anyone with 8 goals or more as of 11/18) and took a closer look at the weapons of mass production. Before we start, it’s important to look at the implications. There aren’t any. The back of the net can’t be found based on the stick you use. Give players like Seguin and Stamkos a Mylec street hockey stick and they’ll still be up there on the top 20 list. I will say this… It is nice to look down at your stick and realize that it’s the same one that one of these NHL all stars is using to light the lamp. Or you could pick and choose your favorite all star and go for the stick (or stick line) that they use.
Also, for the sake of simplicity, the sticks are broken down by stick line. There are some players using previous models of sticks, for instance, the Easton Stealth S19, the Bauer Supreme NXG, and the Reebok RibCor.
*These are the goal leaders as of the afternoon of November 18th.*
Tyler Seguin, Steven Stamkos, and Rick Nash all lead the pack with 12 goals a piece, with Phil Kessel and Corey Perry trailing one goal behind.
Seguin and his trusty Bauer Nexus 8000 are leading the way in goals with 36. Joining Seguin (12) in the Nexus family are Brock Nelson (8), Nino Niederreiter (8), and Clarke MacArthur (8).
Second in goal totals is the Warrior Covert line with 32 thanks to goal scoring superstars such as Gustav Nyquist (8), Blake Wheeler (8), Joe Pavelski (8), and Max Pacioretty (8).
The Easton Synergy line buried 28 goals by the hands of Rick Nash, Chris Kunitz, and Ryan Callahan.
The CCM (and Reebok) Ribcor stick line came next with 26 goals because of Vladimir Tarasenko, Joel Ward, and Tyler Toffoli.
There is a three way tie for the 20 goal marker: the Easton Stealth (yes, from way back in the day), the Easton V9 Elliptical Series (including the brand new V9E Elite), and the Bauer Supreme lines.
Next the Bauer Vapor sticks, or more specifically the APX2 with 10 goals.
Then the Warrior Dynasty AX1 with 9 goals.
Then the CCM Tacks stick came in with 8 goals.
So there you have it. Did your stick crack the 8-goal threshold? Comment below and let us know what you think.