I was watching the Sabres a few days ago and noticed Teppo wasn’t using his usual stick. On the surface that seems like a very perceptive observation, but with Teppo Numminen it’s an easy thing to do. He happens to own his own stick company, Montreal Sports Ltd, a company his father Kallu started.
This is Teppo a few games ago, clearly using a Warrior stick like Thomas Vanek and a few others on the team. You have to wonder why he would change like that, as surely he is getting a lot of say in what Montreal manufactures. Maybe he’s just trying something different, right?
Well, this explains it. Warrior bought Teppo’s company back in late September. I guess that explains the stick, but I’m surprised I didn’t hear about this elsewhere. The Buffalo News or somebody had to have this and I just missed it, right?
Here’s Marty Biron on Friday night, another well-documented Montreal guy. Looks like everyone has been transferred to Warrior, so they probably aren’t making sticks at all. I know this isn’t that big a deal, but it’s about the most exciting thing going on with Sabres hockey. Tomorrow’s inane observation: Ryan Miller’s eyes, lazy or crooked eyebrows?