Here's 2011 Stanley Cup Finals usage of Bauer equipment by both Boston and Vancouver players:
- Skates - 84%
- Gloves - 61%
- Helmet - 61%
- Pants - 56%
- Stick - 53%
Bauer hockey blog:
The next highest skate brand in the finals is 11 percent, while the next highest stick brand is only 25 percent.
2011 All-Star Stats:
Of the 36 NHL All-Stars:
- 92% use Bauer skate blades (#1)
- 75% use Bauer skates (#1)
- 56% use Bauer helmets (#1)
- 53% use Bauer gloves (#1)
- 50% use Bauer pants (#1)
- 42% use Bauer sticks (#1
Ovi using CCM sticks at All-Star has altered the stats. :-)
Funny thing is, he broke his CCM stick at the Hardest Shot competition and borrowed Kris Letang's Easton. When he was asked if he liked Letang's stick, he replied:
Not really. It was longer and softer.
Not that CCM is already behind Bauer, but now CCM is going to lose big time, at least in a short term, for not signing Ovechkin.