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02-22-2014, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by BraveCanadian View Post
Just came across this regarding Pat Egan:


Does anyone know the basis for this?

I have read in more than one place that he had possibly the hardest shot in the league at the time but I hadn't ever heard he was actually the guy to innovate the slap shot in the first place.. I thought that modern iteration was generally credited to Boom Boom.
It certainly seems questionable. I've seen both Charlie Conacher and Boom Boom credited with inventing the slap shot.

Edit: The sentence immediately afterwards says "He was elected into both the NHL and the AHL Halls of Fame and played in two NHL All-Star games." I have no idea what the NHL Hall of Fame is, but if they mean the Hockey Hall of Fame, Egan is not a member.

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