Changing the curve
All of the pressure in recent years to do away with a limitation on the curvature of players' sticks seems to have made some progress, The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek wrote in his column over the weekend:
Pending approval from the board of governors next week, the only change will be to the curve of a player's stick blade. Instead of a half-inch curve, the standard since the 1970-71 season, players will be permitted a three-quarters-inch curve, which may make the illegal stick a thing of the past.A good thing in my books. Now if we can only do away with the silly stick-measuring exercise the NHL had officials going through prior to shootouts last season.