08-18-2013, 01:31 PM #1
Question for Brodeur and Sens fans
So, I was cleaning the garage out the other day, and came across a game used stick I forgot I owned. It was sold to me by a vender really cheap as it was broken in half. He told me it was a game used stick by the Sens goalie Martin Prusek. The stick is a Heaton. So, me and my dad fixed it at the time (he works with fiberglass so he had professional epoxy to fix it). And seeing as it was a backup, and broken, I never really added it to my collection, and I slowly forgot about it. Fast forward to today, when i found the stick again, and I noticed that it said "M. Brodeur" on the shaft. This made me curious as to if he possibly made a mistake. So I looked up pictures of both goalies and found that Brodeur used this brand in the early 2000's possibly, which is when I got the stick (maybe somewhere between 2000-2003 is when I got it). I also could not find anything about Prusek using that style stick, and why would it have someone else's name on it even if he is a backup? So I think I have three options:
1) It's a complete fraud.
2) Prusek didn't have his own name on the stick, and he chose Brodeur's design.
3) It was used by Martin Brodeur.
I know its not worth much as it was broken and repaired, but I would still would love to know. Could anyone help to shed some light on this for me? Here are some pics:
I bought a stick that Henrik Tallinder used as well, and it checked out as the model he used and had the correct imprint on it, so I don't doubt him as a seller, but he has since closed, and I don't have a way to contact him.
Any help would be appreciated!
08-18-2013, 06:01 PM #2
08-18-2013, 06:28 PM #3
08-18-2013, 06:29 PM #4
The tape job on the blade differs from what Brodeur uses. (he does usually not tape that high into the shaft / above the blade). Also the way his name is printed on the side of the shaft amidst the other graphics suggests itīs most likely a retail model Heaton stick. As you may know they use proīs names on These for the different blade Patterns. If it was a custom pro stick his name would usually be stamped into a white box on the narrower face of the shaft. It may be a game used Prusek stick that was given to him from the Team when he came to camp and did not have his own customs sticks, yet or it is simply some retail stick that "someone else" used but itīs 99% not a GU Brodeur stick.
08-18-2013, 08:40 PM #5
08-19-2013, 03:01 AM #6
Brodeur often gives his sticks away. It's possible it's real and was used by both.
08-19-2013, 11:24 AM #7
I actually used a Brodeur model Heaton when I played. I'm pretty sure all the sticks had his name on them. Likewise the Garth Snow Heaton sticks had his name. It's the same as buying a blade for a stick and seeing the player's name on the upper part denoting that it's a certain players pattern/curve.
As to if he actually used that particular stick I cannot say. But thought i'd give the information I had.
Edit: Marty also has a habit of writing the date/opponent in sharpie on the tape knob up top. Not sure if this is a more recent thing or has been with him for awhile. Do you recall seeing any kind of handwritten info on the tape up top?Collecting: Clarkson, Henrique, Larsson, Elias, Terreri, Zajac, Modano and some Potvin. Would also consider current Devils auto/mem.
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08-20-2013, 04:19 PM #8