From wood to wood not

Depicting the evolution of NHL hockey sticks

Originally Published: March 10, 2010
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

Solid Wood
One of the Hall's oldest sticks tells the tale of the Winnipeg Victorias, runners-up for the 1899 Stanley Cup. Like many sticks from this period, it's handmade from rock elm, a sturdy wood that bends well under pressure. You know, like a good goalie.