What's In My Hockey Bag?

  • This Old Hockey Bag: Perfecta Holders

    For this week's installment of "This Old Hockey Bag", I want to look back at one of the most under-rated skate holders to ever hit the game of hockey.

    It was 1979, and Wayne Gretzky just finished his rookie year in Edmonton. For the past two seasons, Gretzky had worn Daoust 301 hockey skates with a standard ICM holder and steel. But during the 1979-80 season Daoust had upgraded their holders to a new SLM Perfecta holder: a solid plastic mold, that weighed less than its ICM predecessor.

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  • This Old Hockey Bag: Louisville TPS "Rubber" Hockey Stick

    This week's "This Old Hockey Bag" is a real icon. The Louisville TPS "Rubber Kevlar" stick and shaft were unreal. Sure many companies had a form of grip or tack to their sticks but no one but Louisville used actual rubber.

    Normally when you think of rubber, you think squeezable ducks, or rubber bands. Both are super elastic and movable. Well Louisville took this idea to a whole new level. The TPS stick wrapped 360 degrees in rubber. TPS then infused Kevlar into the rubber to add stiffness. Carbonized textured rubber was the official terms used. It did have some amazing grip and at the time, it was released it was a must have for many players. It felt different than any other grip on the market and that was awesome. Iconic actually.
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  • This Old Hockey Bag: Cooper Techniflex Gloves

    Most of us remember a time where, as a kid, we saw something and wanted it. No... Not wanted... HAD TO HAVE. Maybe it was candy, or a trading card, a video game, or hockey stick. Everyone has experienced this moment. Mine, however, was a little different. Read More

  • This Old Hockey Bag: Montréal Euro Curve

    I was talking to a teammate this week about the Vapor XXX Lite post from last week when he reminded me of possibly the best replacement blade ever: The Montréal Euro Curve.

    His story went on that he broke the toe of the Vapor XXX Lite so he flipped it over and found an old Montréal Euro blade. When he looked at the curve, he was shocked. He immediately put the blade in and that night had six points. He bought a bundle of these replacement blades but currently was on his last one. This made me take a look back at this epic curve pattern from Montréal.

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