NHL: Stick blade curve increased to 3/4"

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  1. MikeD

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    I see that the NHL has just allowed the max curve of the stick blade to be 3/4" instead of the 1/2". What benefit or disadvantage can this cause for shooters? Possible impact to goalies facing these shot?
     
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    thanks for hte link.

    Being a goalie and never even owned an out players stick I have no idea what teh impact of the change can have for shooters. That is the info I would like to hear about from a shooters perspective.
     
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    well it means my curve is now legal. :)
    for me a bigger curve makes it easier to lift shots especially in close. I would expect that goalies will be seeing more shots up high.
     
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    I was thinking that most curves you can buy seem to be illegal..never measured them but supposedly if you can roll a dime under the curve then it might be pushing the limits...I know I can do that with my sticks.
     
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    most retail curves are/were definitely illegal.
     

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