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This article appears in the Feb. 22 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

1. STICKS

"I'll tape at least two new sticks for each game and try them during warmups. That's when I determine if the stick has the right curve. If I can't sit a puck flat on top of the curved blade, that stick is not getting a sniff in a game."

-MARTY TURCO, STARS