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02-20-2014, 05:44 PM
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The thing about international play is that you aren't locked into any players. You can pick you you want. No 13 year contracts at the Olympics.

If having Ovechkin means your team is locked into a certain style and coaching tactics - and if those tactics are not conducive to winning - you have to ask if you want Ovechkin playing a major role on your team. Even if you disagree with the conclusions it's an important question.
I agree with that, but if Ovechkin's style of play will force you to completely change your tactics. Then that speaks to how homogenous the Russian team is.


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02-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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Just came across this regarding Pat Egan:

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Mr. Egan was credited by hockey historians as inventing the modern day slap shot.
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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.

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02-22-2014, 07:28 PM
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Just came across this regarding Pat Egan:


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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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02-22-2014, 08:01 PM
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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.
Yeah that is obviously wrong.. I don't think he is even in the AHL hall of fame. Just the Springfield one -- and that is as a Builder.

I might have to dig into the slapshot thing some and see if I can find anything. That would certainly be a bit of a feather in his cap.

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02-23-2014, 11:37 AM
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I've read articles from his death saying Alex Shibicky was the first player to use a slap shot in a game and that he learned it in practice from Bun Cook. I don't think I've seen a primary source for it though.

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02-23-2014, 11:42 AM
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I've read articles from his death saying Alex Shibicky was the first player to use a slap shot in a game and that he learned it in practice from Bun Cook. I don't think I've seen a primary source for it though.
I think everyone invented it haha

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02-23-2014, 12:03 PM
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I think everyone invented it haha
Exactly it's like curved sticks

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02-24-2014, 06:13 PM
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Long SI article written by Ken Dryden (and Mark Mulvoy) in 1973 about the 1972 Summit Series.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...7185/index.htm

It's written in diary form:

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AUGUST 12: Judging from the attitude of the people I have encountered the past few days, if we don't win this series 8-0 it will be a black mark for Canada. The newspapers, the television, the radio, the people in the street all say it has to be eight straight. Anyone who dares suggest that Canada might lose a game to the Russians becomes an instant outcast. We must not only win eight straight, but by big scores. Millions of Canadians are convinced that the Russians are villains, interlopers with the gall and the audacity to challenge us at our own game.

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02-26-2014, 04:45 PM
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Exactly it's like curved sticks
We know who invented curved sticks.

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02-26-2014, 11:10 PM
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02-27-2014, 12:06 AM
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We know who invented curved sticks.
People say Mikita did, but Joe Pelletier has a post about it.
http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com...ved-stick.html

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08-07-2014, 05:16 AM
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High praise for Eddie Oatman!

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=4577,2270142

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=1512,4365539

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=4048,1647903

I wasn't even researching him, he just kept coming up.


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