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03-20-2013, 11:13 AM
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Frankie Spankie
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Originally Posted by newfr4u View Post
has anyone actually measured the speed of their slapper in a game? 70 is fairly trivial in beer league. 80 is a matter of catching it pretty well. i wouldn't be surprised if there are a couple of guys on each team who can slap it around 90, even if they do nothing else well.
I don't even want to know how slow my slapshot is.

I'll usually take 1 or 2 slapshots a season, I just never really see the need. Big wind up, not as accurate, gives goalies time to prepare and defenders time to step up to block it with a stick.

I actually just had that conversation in the locker room after a game this morning. The majority of guys that always take slapshots almost always shoot it right into the goalies gut or it sails well over the crossbar. What good is it when you hardly ever score on those? Go for the accurate wrist shot with a quicker release. I think it's confident to say the majority of us just play beer league hockey and the goalies aren't the fastest in the world, just go for a quick wrister and only shoot from the blue line if there's bodies in front of the net for a tip/screen/rebound.

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