The Hockey News - - BUZZ - – WITH KEN CAMP­BELL

I HAD ORIG­I­NALLY JUST used the stock Joe Sa­kic curve my whole life. In my sec­ond or third year, I asked Bauer to make me one of Ovie’s curves just to see what it was like. From his curve they made me mine. I kind of stepped on it and molded it to a curve I could han­dle a lit­tle eas­ier, but it was never quite right. There was about five years when I was us­ing Bauer and War­rior that I had 30 dif­fer­ent pat­terns. Then I came here and at the end of my first year in Wash­ing­ton, Ovie was mess­ing around with his curve and just showed it to me. And I asked him if I could just try it in warmups. I was kind of hop­ing that I wasn’t go­ing to like it and make me like my curve bet­ter, but I went out and I loved it in warmups and I scored two goals in the game with it. I’ve been us­ing that ever since. It’s a stick Ovie was mess­ing around with, so he knows ev­ery­thing about it. I just told him to make me that ex­act stick…and then (Bauer) made that ex­act stick for me. Tech­ni­cally it’s Ovie’s stick, but it just has my name on it.

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