The Hockey News - - BUZZ - ADAM HEN­RIQUE

I’VE BEEN US­ING A War­rior stick for quite a while. I used to have what they called ‘The Mo­dano Curve,’ but I’ve done some things with the toe and the heel, so I guess I’d have to call it ‘The Hen­rique Curve’ now. I’ve prob­a­bly cut about six or seven inches off the stick, and that was mostly be­cause of (for­mer Devils coach) Adam Oates. When he came here, he talked to me about it and a lot of what he said made sense. He was al­ways a great puck­han­dler, and he used a shorter stick, so he got me to do it, and it’s re­ally all about puck con­trol. You can do a lot more with the puck in a con­fined space when you have a shorter stick. Maybe your range is lim­ited a lit­tle more, but you no­tice how a shorter stick helps, es­pe­cially when the puck is in around your feet. You can bring it in much closer to your body with the shorter stick and any­time you can do that, you lessen the chance it will be stripped from you. It was a re­ally good idea that has helped me a lot.


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