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David Perron's unique stick-to-itiveness works for Ducks

David Perron's unique stick-to-itiveness works for Ducks

The most dynamic new Ducks player speaks softly and carries a short stick.

David Perron's voice stems from his French-Canadian roots. He's altered his stick for years, a sizable portion sawed off even though he's listed at 6 feet and has to bend further down.

His 6-foot-3 teammate Corey Perry nearly shakes his head when he sees it.

"I can't use it," Perry said.

It helps Perron be one of the NHL's better puck-handlers. He maneuvers quickly in tight spaces and gives the Ducks more of that skill element.

"I'm not a proponent of short sticks, but whatever's working for him, I'm never going to say 'change,'" Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau...

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