Cannon Hockey Blade Descriptions
Cannon Hockey Blade Descriptions

We want to give you a brief description about the blades you can choose from if you order a Cannon Hockey stick.

P3 Sakic (E3 Hall):

This is the most popular pattern in hockey. The rockered base of the blade allows you to keep the puck toward the toe and lift the heel off the ice in order to load the blade. Whether you’re going high or low, with your hands in the right spot out in front of the puck, you will look the same to the goalie.

TPS Nash (P061):

Description: This is a big mid curve with an open face. Basically same pattern as Bauer P92 Ovechkin/Bäckström.
Advantages: This is the stickhandling curve. Toe drags, dekes, and straight up dangling will be easier with the P92, because you can cup the puck better. The P92 is also great for snap shots because of the deep mid curve. The open face also makes it easier to raise the puck when you are in tight close to the net. Lastly, this curve is great for saucer passes.

Drawbacks: The deep curve and open face makes backhand passing and shooting difficult.


TPS M.A. Bergeron (P119):

Description: This is a slight mid curve with an mid-open face (more open than the TPS Nash)
Advantages: The Bergeron is neither deep nor small, and is neither open nor closed. These moderates give you the best of both worlds, so to speak. This curve will be good for puck control, raising the puck on shots, backhands, one-timers and deflections.

Drawbacks: The moderates of this curve give you a great range of functions, but it isn't great for any specific action.
Bottom Line: This is a great curve for an all around player. It won't give you any strengths, but it won't leave one area of your game vulnerable.

TPS Frolov (PP024):

Description: Heel curve with an open face. Basically same pattern as Easton Drury, Bauer P91A.
Advantages: The most dominant feature of this curve is it's "big open" face. This allows the player to get the puck up high in close to the net. It also is useful for wings to chip the puck out of the defensive zone. This is also a good curve for playing in the corners, because it is long with not very much mid curve. Drawbacks: The very open face may have some players shooting higher than they would like. Also, there is not much mid curve to this stick, so wrist and snap shots will not be as hard or quick.

Bottom Line: If you like to grind it out in the corners and get dirty in front of the net, the PP024 is for you.


TPS Stoll (PP055):

Description: This is a moderate curve with a square toe.
Advantages: Since this curve is in the middle for almost every feature (slightly open, moderate curve, etc.) it offers several good features. The main advantage of this curve is it offers no weaknesses. The square toe makes it a good curve for defenders.
Drawbacks: The moderates of this curve make it very versatile, but it isn't great for any specific action.
Bottom Line: This is a great curve for an all around player. It won't give you any strengths, but it won't leave one area of your game vulnerable.

TPS Afinogenov (PP661):

Description: This is a pretty big mid-heel curve with a slightly open face. Advantages: This curve is good for stickhandling and excellent for shooting. The deep curve and slightly open face makes it easy to cup and therefore control the puck. As for shooting, the slightly open face on the PP661 makes it easier to control shots.
Drawbacks: This deep curve makes it more difficult to shoot and pass on the backhand. In close to the net, it is harder to get the puck up quickly than a curve with an open face such as the P92.
Bottom Line: This is the shooters' curve. The hook on this curve zips the puck off the stick wherever you want, high or low.

Bauer Kane (P88):

Description: This is a prety big mid-heel curve with a closed face.
Advantages: This curve is good for stickhandling and excellent for shooting. The deep curve and closed face makes it easy to cup and therefore control the puck. As for shooting, the closed face on the P88 makes it easier to control shots
and keep them low.
Drawbacks: This deep curve makes it more difficult to shoot and pass on the backhand. In close to the net, it is harder to get the puck up quickly than a curve with an open face such as the P92.
Bottom Line: This is the shooters' curve. The hook on this curve zips the puck off the stick wherever you want, high or low.

Bauer Ovechkin/Backström (P92):

Description: This is a big mid curve with an open face.
Advantages: This is the stickhandling curve. Toe drags, dekes, and straight up dangling will be easier with the P92, because you can cup the puck better. The P92 is also great for snap shots because of the deep mid curve. The open face also makes it easier to raise the puck when you are in tight close to the net. Lastly, this curve is great for saucer passes.
Drawbacks: The deep curve and open face makes backhand passing and shooting difficult.
Bottom Line: If stickhandling and quick snap shots are what you're looking for, the P92 is for you.

Bauer Ovechkin (P08):

Description: This is the legal version of the old CCM Crazy Ovi curve. It is a big heel curve with an open face and a round toe.
Advantages: The P08 curve is as unique as OVI himself – it is great for technical puck handling and sniping water bottles.

Drawbacks: The deep curve and open face makes backhand passing and shooting difficult. Snap shots are a bit more difficult to do as well because of the big curve. Bottom Line: If stickhandling and hard wrist shots are your thing, the P08 is just what you are looking for.

TPS Tkachuk (P007):

Description: This is a very slight curve. It is slightly open, with a round toe. The blade pattern is very similar to the Easton Modano and Bauer PM9. Advantages: This curve is excellent for passing. It is also good for deflections (tipping) and backhand shots due to its large flat area. The slight curve also makes it good for catching and giving passes on the backhand.

Drawbacks: This curve makes it more difficult to raise the puck from in close near the net. Most players also prefer a bigger curve than this for shooting. In addition, controlling the puck is harder with the PM9 because it really does not cup the puck at all.

Bottom Line: This is the playmakers' curve. If passing and feeding is your game, go with the P007.