It’s no secret that hockey players are superstitious. Nikita Kucherov shows how he tapes his stick, and that he’s extremely picky about puck marks being on his blade.
Episode #3 of Taping with the Pros features the @NHL leading point scorer, @nikitakucherov86 #bauersticks A couple notes on his twig: – Supreme – Shaft Shape: Rounded Square – Flex: 77 (We always measure SR Flex at 60”) – Blade Stiffness: Stiffer than a normal Supreme – Curve: Mike Fisher’s Custom Curve (P28 Variation) – Grip: Standard Gloss – Extension: N/A – Name Bar: KUCHEROV @bauer.sticks
“I get a little frustrated when I get too much marks. I like it to be clean and fresh. I don’t like any marks on my blade and if I have too many marks I will change it because I want to have nice tape.”
His superstitions seem to be working. The 24 year old leads the NHL with 78 points in 60 games, and seems to have become the king of the “no shot” goal. See videos below:
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We are very excited and proud to offer the most technologically advanced composite hockey stick repair on the market. After repairing and testing repair techniques and materials for several years, Randy Langille, founder of Integral Hockey, applied advanced laminating processes he learned from building aircraft components back in the early days of his manufacturing career.
The result, is a repair process that adds only 10-26 grams of weight to the stick. The feedback has been extremely positive with respect to weight, flex, kick-point and balance. Hockey sticks repaired by Integral Hockey’s patented (US Patent No. 9,630,291) process and standards, translates to minimal compromise on the integrity of stick components and function. Rest assured that Integral Hockey will continue to relentlessly pursue the best materials and processes to minimize change in these critical stick features.
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At Integral Hockey, we’re discussing broken hockey sticks all the time… it’s what we do! Broken beards though?!? This is a new one for us, and probably every other hockey fan in the world. On Thursday night, San Jose Sharks were playing in Toronto. The game started off with a good old fashioned fight, between Joe Thornton and Nazem Kadri. Kadri grabbed at Thronton’s collar (as most players do in fights), but happened to grab more than just Thronton’s collar, he had a handful of Jumbo Joe Thornton’s beard.
The pair wrestled each other to the ice, and as they get separated from one another you can see a chunk of Thornton’s beard on the ice. Don’t believe us? See for yourself…
The acting is spot-on!
We were hoping to see some broken hockey sticks somewhere in the video, I guess we’ll have to wait until next year.
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Sorry Kris, this is going to be on the blooper reel for years:
Russell turned out to be a last minute distraction in a game that had all eyes on the Matthews–McDavid match-up. Experts have been heavily drawing comparisons to these back-to-back first overall draft picks as of late. Despite having different style of play, both players are among the best of the best in the NHL.
Matthews finished with 1 goal and 1 assist.
McDavid finished with 1 goal.
Younger brother of Ryan (Edmonton) and Dylan (Arizona), Matthew Strome of the Hamilton Bulldogs in the OHL has caught the eyes of the hockey world with his lacrosse style goal on Saturday against the Ottawa 67’s.
WATCH THIS: @Mstrome16 are you kidding me 😱
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) November 26, 2017
Dylan Strome was drafted in the 4th round, 106th overall by Philadelphia this past summer.
Mike Legg is known as the man who invented the lacrosse style hockey goal while playing for University of Michigan in 1996, as seen in the video below:
Many of us first heard the name “Sidney Crosby” after he pulled off this move in junior. Note: the reporter says, “…[Crosby] finishes with 2 goals and 4 assists”. Seems like a pretty good stat line.
Mikael Granlund was able to scoop up the puck while in full stride, now that’s a new level of skill added to this move.
Looks like hockey players are not only fast skaters, but fast runners, too!
More evidence is provided by Chris Stewart, with one of the strangest pre-game rituals you’ll ever see…
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) November 9, 2017
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 24, 2017
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) October 28, 2017
Fellas, fellas, calm down! Okay, in the heat of the moment players of all levels tend to lose their cool and release their anger on innocent hockey sticks – it happens!
The bad news is that you just wasted a $300 stick in the heat of the moment. The good news is that Integral Hockey franchisees/distributors can fix up your stick and have you back on the ice in no time! You won’t even notice a difference from it’s original state.
Kevin Fiala (fast forward to 0:32)