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Choosing Between Hockey Pants and Girdles

When choosing  hockey pants, you don’t want to make a mistake. We’re not even talking a Cooperalls-level mistake. Long pants have, thankfully, been consigned to the clearance rack of hockey history. Rather, your choice is between traditional ice hockey pants and ice hockey girdles. They do the same job, but differently enough so that choosing between the two is not merely a matter [...]

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How To Tape A Hockey Stick Toe Like A Pro

Most hockey players take their tape jobs seriously. David Pastrnak, not so much. The Bruins forward has blamed his drunken candy cane swirl of a tape job on penny-pinching ways born from his Czech upbringing. And he celebrated the Islanders’ signing of his friend, ex-Russian leaguer and fellow Czech Jan Kovar, by declaring on Twitter, "... finally won’t have the [...]

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Home-Baked Skates Might Be The Right Fit

You want to bake your skates.  Maybe you bought them online or got them as a gift. Maybe you don’t have time to get to a pro shop, or maybe your local shop is charging too much (FYI, a chain sporting goods store will do it for $25 if they don’t sell you the skates, free [...]

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Best Hockey Helmets: 2017-2018 Season

With increased attention being paid to concussions in all sports, increased attention is being paid to hockey helmets. Deciding on which is the best helmet, however, can be an exceedingly individual choice. Simply, no matter how well the helmet is constructed, if it doesn’t fit properly, it won’t function. However, geargeek.com has compiled a list of all the helmets used in the NHL [...]

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Best Hockey Skates: 2017-2018 Season

It might seem logical that, in the arena of hockey gear, skates would be an especially cluttered segment of the market. After all, shoe designs seem to be as individual as fingerprints in the NBA, and why should NHL feet be any less special? But in ranking the best skates — by use among NHL players over the 2017-18 season — [...]

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2018 NHL Draft

Each year, when the Stanley Cup Playoffs end, only one team can really be happy, right? OK, this year, maybe two. The expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights and the perennially cursed Washington Capitals merely making the Stanley Cup Final marked a historical achievement. For everybody else, elimination meant turning attention to the NHL draft — being held tomorrow in Dallas. And it’s [...]

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Best Hockey Pants: 2017-2018 Season

As seriously as anyone can take short pants, the NHL takes its pants seriously. So seriously, in fact, the league famously banned a style of full-length trousers that plagued the sport briefly in the 1980s. In 1981, the  Philadelphia Flyers took to wearing long pants, known widely as “Cooperalls” (though the NHL versions were made by CCM rather than Cooper), [...]

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Pro Stock Hockey Mobile App

The people have spoken … and we’ve listened!Introducing the brand new Pro Stock Hockey mobile app! Take the same quality products and services that you’ve come to expect from Pro Stock Hockey on the go! Buying pro stock hockey equipment is quicker and easier than ever with hundreds of new sticks, gloves, pants and more — right at [...]

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Guide To Hockey Hair

Picture this:You emerge from the locker room, hair flowing as you're about to take the ice. You had no idea this many people would show up tonight, and you've never been so ready for a game. Even the ref is so mesmerized by the mane you’re sporting that he gives you a nod of approval. [...]

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Best Hockey Gloves: 2017-2018 Season

Most people probably pay attention to hockey gloves only when they’re being dropped. But players pay great attention — and they’re particular. There were 40 different glove models in use by NHL players at the end of the regular season, sold under eight different brands. CCM was the most-used brand, but its top-selling model wasn’t as popular as the line-leaders [...]

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