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A Belated Welcome Back, Peter Forsberg

Posted in Gear Sightings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by prostocknation

Foppa has made his return to the NHL and he is wearing a Vapor XXXX Skate on this right (troubled) foot and X:60 on the left.  Forsberg has consistently been a premier player in the NHL when healthy and hopefully he can be a difference maker in helping the Avs make the post-season.  It’s interesting to see the Nike in the Nike Bauer logo is still visible on his skates since it should’ve been blacked out by now.

He was also seen practicing in an Easton S19 helmet but has gone back to familiar Bauer territory (5100, not the 5000/5500 since those have been discontinued.)  Like Iginla, he is still loving the Z-Air style gloves and it doesn’t look like he is using a real EQ50 either since the focus weights are not visible.

Can we start calling the Easton P4 pattern Forsberg again?

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– M

Order Placed For Goal Equipment!

Posted in Goaltending with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by prostocknation

Finally saved up enough money this Holiday season for a set of goalie gear.  Having been a skater for many years I finally ventured into the crease and bought a, what I think is decent, set of gear for a beginning goaltender.  Unfortunately Pro Stock was simply out of my price range but I did attempt to buy Canadian made goods whenever possible.

Mask – Hackva 2608

C/A – McKenney Pro Spec (2007)

Blocker – Brian’s DX2 Pro

Catcher – Brian’s DX5

Pants – McKenney 870 Pro Spec (2009)

Pads – Vaughn Velocity 7450 V4

Skates – Nike Bauer Supreme ONE95

Stick – Sherwood 9950

Now to play the waiting game and have them all shipped… I still need to pick up a few other things like a bag and goalie cut jersey.  We’ll see how that goes.

– M

XXX-Lite Mystery?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 23, 2010 by prostocknation

How can a stick that was discontinued 4+ years ago suddenly emerge across a nationwide sporting goods chain?

I dropped by a local Sportchek and came across some Nike Bauer XXX-Lite one piece composite sticks.  Sportcheks will occasionally have discontinued models from previous seasons just buried deep in their stick sections but my gut instinct is these aren’t very old at all.

The P02 Kronwall Pattern; I’m certain at the time of the XXX-Lite’s release the P02 curve was still known as “Pronger” or “Samsonov” (yes, the 1998 Rookie of The Year.)

However the carbon weaves on the blade do look similar to the original XXX-Lite but it was difficult trying to feel if it as the security tag really compromises any balance the stick has.  I had an original XXX-Lite Ryan Kesler pro stock and was wondering if these would feel the same (at a bargain of $99 especially!)  Off-topic rant here but I don’t see why they’d need to put these tags on a hockey stick to begin with.  I’ve worked in retail before and I’m sure a hockey stick would be one of the more difficult items to conceal and shoplift.

These sticks cannot be leftover stock from many seasons ago as there are reports of them popping up at Sportcheks across Canada and they were even advertised on the back page of Sportchek’s flyer last week.  There is no logical explanation that a hoard of XXX-Lites could still be kicking around after almost half a decade unless they are being manufactured as a SMU for Sportchek or as some other people are speculating, but rather unlikely, a repaint of another stick.

– M

What Happened Here?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 13, 2010 by prostocknation

After a recent trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, these skates really stood out for me from an equipment stand point. Looks like Lidstrom is a Step Steel user (Swedish player with Swedish steel, no surprise) but what probably caught your eye first was the huge chunk of skate missing on the left ankle.

Lidstrom took a puck to the left ankle days before the Winter Classic ’09 and it looks like their equipment staff must have added some extra protection in that area but later removed it? After a quick search on Getty Images there’s no photos of Lidstrom wearing these altered skates but if you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a Nike Bauer ONE95 looks like, here you are.

– M