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09-16-2008, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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All of these guys are NHL players. They can take slap shots. And if they can't, they shouldn't be there.
However, it is the WORST shot you can possibly use in about 99.99% of all situations. The ONLY time you ever wind up for a shot like that is when you are wide open and have the time. You ever see a wrist shot get blocked at the point and turned into an odd man rush? No. And if so, rare. Slappers are the least accurate, most likely to snap your stick, most likely to get blocked, and easiest for a goaltender to read. Unless you are Malkin, Hossa, or some of the guys you named, you should not do it.
What was missing on the power play were guys who would shoot the puck. Period. It's called a power play, not a power pass.
And there is no such things as striking fear into anyone. This is not the Might Ducks movie. These guys do not get fear when someone is taking a shot.
Agree with most everything you said. Want to add that what this team really missed is the big shot from the point on the pp. Its been a long, long time since we had a big shooter on the point. Really its the only time you get to use a slap shoot in this league anymore. And yes, I do belive that players feared and would still fear getting infront of a Al Macinnis or Al Iafrate slap shot.
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