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Toggle %s Live Chat with Ollie Camet from CCM-Reebok Hockey Transcript

Posted By:  Gummer12 @ 21 August 2014 - 10:44 AM

On Wednesday August 20, 2014, We hosted a moderated chat with Ollie Camet from Reebok/CCM

 

OllieCCM

Good afternoon everyone. I'm here to answer any questions you have about CCM and Reebok hockey sticks. Our Stick Director couldn't make it today but I managed the stick category before so hopefully I can answer all your questions.

 

 

Stewie

How do the shafts differ from senior to intermediate on the two CCM stick lines?

 

 

OllieCCM

The SR geometry is a tradiotional "T" while the INT geometry is closer to a "C"...so more contoured.

 

 

JR Boucicaut

Ollie - would you like to give a quick recap of both lines and how they differ from each other?

 

 

OllieCCM

Sure. The Tacks has a mid kick point and the AttackFrame blade designed for accuracy.  The RBZ line has a custom kick point and Speed Pocket blade technology for a harder shot.

 

 

Stewie

will you be offering the two intermediate flexes on both lines again (60 and 65) that we see on your other lines?

 

 

OllieCCM

Yes. Players are much better educated on which flex is right for them so it makes sense for us to offer multiple flexes.  In the past we only offered a 65 flex. It made it hard for a JR player to jump from a 50 to a 65 so we felt a 60 was needed.

 

 

OllieCCM

The right flex is key to performance. Many players believe a higher flex will mean a harder shot when often the opposite is true. If you can't load a stick properly because it's too stiff, you won't transfer enough energy to the puck.

 

 

JR Boucicaut

Will there be clear options on the Tacks sticks as there is on the Superfast?

 

 

OllieCCM

Tacks is only offered in Grip.

 

 

Stewie

do the 60 and 65 flexes differ in length? i want to say they did by an inch or two but don't remember nor know if that carries on

 

 

OllieCCM

Yes. The 65 flex is 1 inch longer.

 

 

JR Boucicaut

We've been noticing a lot of Reebok/CCM stick usage in the NHL as the season ended. It looks like there was some very good adoption of the Tacks line. Do you have any numbers you can share with us?

 

 

OllieCCM

Reebok-CCM was the #1 supplier of sticks in the NHL at the end of the 2013-14 season. We had well over 200 players on our sticks.

 

 

JR Boucicaut

This question is asked a lot; What do you do at Reebok/CCM, how did you get started, and if you can offer advice to someone looking to get into the business, what would it be?

 

 

OllieCCM

I started here 8 years ago. A teammate of mine was working here and he referred me for a product manager position in Lacrosse. Moved to the hockey side shortly after that.  

Best way to work for a hockey manufacturer is to work in the industry. Either for a league or in a store and make contacts. We're always looking.

 

 

Gummer12

Do you encompass the goal stick line as well? For those of us goalies who may also have any questions.

 

 

OllieCCM

You can give it a shot.

 

 

Gummer12

Is the CCM C400 goal stick any different than the old CCM H10, or which stick is currently closest?

 

 

OllieCCM

Those goalie sticks were before my time.  The C400 has a foam core paddle with fiberglass...if that helps. It also has a multi-laminate handle

 

 

Gummer12

For the paddle measurements, do you know which edge that measurement is taken on?  

Some are measured on the top side, and others measured on the bottom/heel side.

 

 

OllieCCM

99% sure length is measured from the heel but I'm confirming.

 

 

OllieCCM

Confirmed...measured from the heel.

 

 

Chippa13

The Lecavalier P17 isn't available per the latest catalog, any chance it will be revived for future offerings or is it gone?

 

 

OllieCCM

We're trying to streamline our curve offering by offering the most popular ones. No plans to bring back Lecavalier for now. Some other patterns are pretty close.

 

 

Gummer12

What do you see as the biggest hurdle to getting prices down to a more affordable level in order to help grow the game?

 

 

OllieCCM

Good question Gummer12.  When you think about it we offer products at many different price points for all levels of hockey. In the past the selection was more limited. Yes sticks can now be more than $250 but we also offer some starting $50 for OPS. It comes down to the consumer deciding where he wants to spend his money.

 

 

Stewie

i think we are seeing better features on a lot of the mid price point sticks now, someone mentioned in the forums being impressed with the second tier tacks stick, what features trickle down to that stick, and what is the weight difference approx

 

 

OllieCCM

Across the Tacks line you'll have the same blade technology (AttackFrame). It's essentially a technology that reduces torsion to keep the blade stiff during release.

 

 

OllieCCM

The Tacks is 430 grams, the 5052 is 450 grams, the 3052 is 510 grams and the 1052 is 570 grams.

 

 

kerr

Would the CCM Tacks 5052 stick play similar to pro stock stick with a FC construction?

 

 

OllieCCM

Yes Kerr.

 

 

Stewie

Are all levels of the Tacks offered in intermediate?

 

 

OllieCCM

Yes, Although the 1052 only comes in 65.

 

 

kerr

With certain MSH members complaining about the lack of heel curves, will a pro Crosby pattern be offered to appease them?

 

 

OllieCCM

The Galchenyuk pattern on CCM is a heel.

 

 

JSK81

How about the crazy light line, is there gonna be another model after the CL500, and 400, 300 etc?

 

 

OllieCCM

There are no plans to move forward with a new CL line of player sticks.

 

 

IW Team - Chase

Ollie - How's the C.O.R. in the AttackFrame compare to the SpeedPocket. I understand RBZ = HIGH COR, but does the AttackFrame strategically have a low COR? 

 

 

OllieCCM

The C.O.R is highest on the RBZ for more power. The C.O.R on the Tacks is also high but it's really build for maximum accuracy.

 

 

OllieCCM

Any last questions?

 

 

JR Boucicaut

I think we're good here. I appreciate you coming out and filling in for Ryan!

 

 

OllieCCM

Thanks for joining us for this live chat. We'll try to do more of these throughout the year.

 

 

JR Boucicaut

We will have plenty to talk about in the future. Absolutely!


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Toggle %s 10th Annual MSH Winterfest - December 6, 2014

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 20 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

The 10th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held on December 6, 2014, at Southfield Sports Arena.  

 

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Invites will be distributed in the next couple of days.  If interested in attending, please post your interest in this thread.


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Toggle %s Chat with Ryan Crelinsten, CCM Stick Director on Wed 8/20

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 16 August 2014 - 07:37 PM

We will be hosting a chat with Ryan on Wed 8/20 from 2-4pm ET.

 

He oversees the stick department at Reebok/CCM and will be able to answer any and all questions you may have about the new lines.

 

http://modsquadhocke...index.php/chat/ is the link to our Chat Room.


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Toggle %s The Pattern DB is back!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 04 August 2014 - 06:43 PM

The Pattern DBis back!  (After a very, very long time - an upgrade to the board software completely broke it.)

 

A special thanks to OptimusReim, who was able to create a brand new front-end for it.  

 

The direct link to it is on the yellow kickplate below the MSH header.

 

If there are any issues, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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Toggle %s 2013 Product Of The Year Award Winners

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 28 July 2014 - 10:36 PM

We gave out the 2013 Product Of The Year awards last weekend at SummerJam. They are voted on by MSH members who work in the retail sector of the hockey business industry. The criteria for the award is that it is a product that was bookable as of January 2013 and June 2013 for sticks.


Here are the winners -


Stick -


Bauer Vapor APX2


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Skate -


Easton Mako


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Innovation -


Bauer TUUK Lightspeed EDGE


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Toggle %s 2013 Product Of The Year awards

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 04 June 2014 - 12:45 AM

The 2013 POTYs are now up for nomination - members must be working in the hockey retail business to be able to vote.

 

If you are and aren't on our list, please send a PM to me, Chadd or Gummer12 with your name, store and position and we will add you onto the list.  

 

If you are on the list, you should be able to see the forum.  Go ahead and vote on the poll with your choice.


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Toggle %s We're back up

Posted By:  Chadd @ 21 May 2014 - 12:34 AM

What happened?

Our hosting company was migrating us to a new server platform and the data got corrupted. The backup they ran before the migration was also corrupted. As was the backup software, which stopped creating daily backups on April 5. 

 

Where are we now?

The site works, but there are still some issues to work out. Avatars, uploads and downloads are still having issues, we know about that. The site is also rebuilding the cache and will be slow at first. It is picking up speed and that should be back to normal soon. 

 

What is the plan?

We're going to keep working to get all the issues resolved and keep you updated along the way. We also plan on finding a new hosting company, but that will probably be several months down the road. We want to have time to find a new host and do it the right way. 

 

If you registered after April 5, you will need to register again.

 

 

We owe a huge thanks to Optimus Reim for helping us over the last couple days. If not for Chris's help, we would not even be up in the limited form that you see now. 


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Toggle %s Happy 10th Anniversary, MSH!

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 20 March 2014 - 12:14 AM

For the last few days, I was thinking about what I was going to say today.  So, I decided to look at some of the very first posts on MSH for a bit of inspiration.

 

We started laying down the groundwork for MSH back on 3/2/2004, by hosting it on Dave’s server in Germany.  By 3/10 the modsquadhockey.com domain was bought, and we continued to work in the shadows to get it working.

 

On 3/19 we invited some of our Senior Members to join up to test some bugs, and then around 3:30am on 3/20 we went live (we definitely kept some long hours to get it to work.)  After that, the floodgates opened – which back then was quite a big deal, as it wasn’t as if we could just announce it on Facebook and Twitter because Facebook was launched a month prior and Twitter hadn’t been invented yet.

 

Let’s be honest; a lot of forums don’t survive this long – they run out of content, social media makes them irrelevant, arguments within the member base, or the admins stop caring – but we’ve been able to stay relevant and important in our field for TEN YEARS.

 

We’ve built something more than just a hockey equipment information resource – it’s truly a community, and in a lot of cases, a family.  Through our forum posts and our events (our Winterfest will also celebrate its 10th anniversary this year as well) we’ve built relationships with people all over the world that go beyond a keyboard.  And that’s what I’m proudest of when it comes to MSH.

 

Brian McDonald (mcdougalfaschnitzer) created a commemorative logo to honor MSH’s anniversary.  I pitched the idea to him over breakfast after last year’s Winterfest. The 10 rings signify each year.  We will have merchandise with the MSHX logo as well as be on both SummerJam and Winterfest jerseys as a patch.

 

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So, thank you for participating in this little thing we’ve created here.  It’s impacted my life in so many ways, and for that, I thank you all.


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Toggle %s Trade deadline forum now open

Posted By:  Chadd @ 26 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

The annual NHL deadline forum is located inside the NHL forum and is now open.

 

If you are posting a rumor please use the word "rumor" in your title as well as a tag

If it is a done deal, please use the word "deal" in the same way

 

Thanks

 

http://www.modsquadh...4-trade-season/


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Toggle %s 6th Annual MSH SummerJam - Philadelphia, PA

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 23 February 2014 - 04:59 PM

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Toggle %s 2014 Olympic Hockey Forum is now open

Posted By:  Chadd @ 30 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

The 2014 Olympic Hockey Forum is now open and can be found in the NHL forum. Other Olympic sport discussions should be placed in the "Other Sports" forum under "Miscellaneous Discussions". Please remember to use the "Sochi 2014" and/or "Olympics" tags when creating those topics.


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Toggle %s Data Center Migration

Posted By:  Chadd @ 05 October 2013 - 12:00 AM

Our hosting company is moving to a new data center starting at 3AM Eastern time (two hours after this post). You may or may not notice disruptions until early afternoon eastern time. 


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Toggle %s 9th Annual MSH Winterfest

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 19 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

The 9th Annual MSH Winterfest will be held in Novi, MI on December 7, 2013!

 

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Toggle %s 2012 Product Of The Year Award Winners

Posted By:  JR Boucicaut @ 29 July 2013 - 10:36 PM

Here are the winners of the 2012 MSH Product Of The Year -

 

Skate -

 
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Stick -

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Glove -

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Protective -

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Helmet -

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Toggle %s NHL playoff forum is now up and running

Posted By:  Chadd @ 26 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

With the close of the NHL season nearly here and the playoffs starting next week, we have started our usual playoff forums again. We will continue to fill in the teams as the positions get finalized and post the schedules once the NHL releases them.


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