I went with Semin. For me it was between him and Ovechkin. Kovalchuk and Heatley both have great shots, and they are right there with the two others, but I think the Caps duo is just on another level. Kovalchuk and Heatley both have "patented" shots, as in most of their great shots come off one timers on their off-wing. Ovechkin is the most dangerous player coming in across the blueline. He's the only player where you can hear the crowd silence simply by crossing the blueline, everyone knows he's going to take a wrist shot from pretty far out, but it can't be stopped.
Semin can do pretty much all of that, plus other incredible shots that no one else in the league can duplicate.
in the world championship heatley scored on a slap shot from center.... he also has the most goals by a canadian in that tourney all time... stick handling and breakaways mean nothing in this poll, i really dont see how heater is losing, in his 50 goal campaigns he probably had like 3 break away goals, 47 1-timers each year