Where does Crosby rank as a sniper in the league?
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02-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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This is a good start to the thread, certainly. With snipers, people are looking for that over-powering bullet to the roof. Like Alexander Semin, who owns the league's best wrist shot probably, just eats goalies alive with it. Crosby's game doesn't involve him launching 50-foot wrist shots.
He has a great release, a great snap shot and he can put it anywhere in a hurry. It's anticipation and read & react as to where he's putting it. It's not designed to be over-powering, it's designed to go in. Some people will say that's not a sniper in the traditional sense, which is fine, it might not be. But he's an astute goal scorer. Not so much a sniper as he is a world-class finisher.
Well said. I feel weird calling him a sniper, but perhaps that's just because he's great at everything. Finisher is a better word for Crosby than sniper though.
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