When a defenceman loses his stick and a forward gives him his, is this a good idea? I see it done a lot, but i think sticks are much more useful to a forward than a defenceman in the defensive zone. Especially on the PK. Active sticks are key out high in the zone, in front of the net a defenceman should use their bodies more than their stick. Forwards also should try to get their stick in the way of shots, defenceman cant do this or they may cause a deflection in front. I just always thought it was a bad idea. Anybody else agree?