Well we are over half way through the 2010 playoffs. So far they have been packed with all sorts of excitement, and several David over Goliath victories…So I decided to break down what sticks the top goal scorers of the playoffs have been using.
To start it out we have Joe Pavelski. Many did not expect to see him among the upper goal scorers of the playoffs, despite his foreshadowing play during the olympics. Pav is leading the way with goals on the Sharks. Netting even more goals than giants like, Heatley, and Marleau. Pavelski, as you can see is using an Easton S19 stick, which matches he’s play perfectly. The Easton S19 has an excellent quick and snappy shot release, but can also deliver deadly one-timers, as Pav has shown.
Next up we have Mike Cammalleri. Mike is also using an Easton stick, however he is using the slightly older but still very popular Easton SE16 stick. Cammalleri excels in the quick give n’ go style play, and the Easton SE16 works great with this. Easton has designed the SE16 to be the “ultimate feel” stick in their line, perfect for touch passes, and one-timers. The great feel helps give confidence when receiving passes to make that quick play on point.
Here we have a nice visible shot of Toews stick, a Warrior Dolomite Spyne DD. A fairly new stick that came out around mid-season this year. The Dolo Spyne has a great feel, nice rounded corners and concave walls. The Dolo Spyne features a mid flex point to load more energy into the stick, and a slightly stiffer feel than the Dolo DD stick. As Toews has shown the Dolo Spyne DD is a great all around stick from slappers to wrist shots.
Finally, we have Daniel Briere, here meeting a line of fans in Boston. Briere definitely seems to step it up in the playoff, and this year he has been doing just that. If you need evidence, just take a quick look at the second round series against Boston. Where Briere and the Flyers pull off one of the greatest comebacks in recent hockey history. Briere is shown here with what looks to be a Bauer Supreme One95 stick. One95 is a great stick, that has seen a fair share of use in the NHL. The one95 stick offers a mid-flex point for loading maximum energy. Great for one-timers and slap shots, but as Briere has shown it can handle whatever you through at it.
As we have seen there are plenty of players stepping up their game these playoffs, and the same can be said about the stick manufacturers lately. With quality sticks coming from several companies. It is just a matter of finding what stick fits you the best, not what is the best stick.