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09-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In "The System"
Shooting accurately is just as much a skill as shooting hard. When Rod Gilbert asked Rocket Richard what the secret to scoring was, Richard didn't say shooting hard, he said know where the net is.
Knowing when and where to find the open man is just as much a skill as getting open for the shot. Indeed getting in a good position to score does no good unless someone gets the puck to you.
Much like Hasek made fluky save after fluky save, Gretzky had the skill to get lucky an awful lot. Hasek's skills were unorthodox, and Greztky's skills were subtle compared to the boom and flash of others, but they are skills none the less.
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