I am old enough many of the dads, and all the grandpas accused him of ruining the game with the curved stick. There were also those who sais we were undeserving by buying curved sticks since Stan curved his own. My oldman had me boil an old Victoriaville and curve it then stick it in the snow, just to know what it was like.My first NHL hockey game as a kid was in Detroit with the Red Wings versus the Black Hawks. Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, Frank Mahovlich, Garry Unger, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Keith Magnuson, Tony Esposito.
Man, I am old.