Whenever I think of great assists this comes to mind. For a few reasons obviously but Lecavalier made two spin moves, cut back inside on his guy, deked through the legs of another defender, kicked the puck back to his stick and made a perfect pass to Fedotenko to shoot, and took the big hit to make the play. It was also the Stanley Cup GWG.
There was one from an All-Star game (so there wasn't too much defense) and I used to have that game on VHS (but my sister recorded over it!) I remember where it was the duo of Sakic and Kariya playing together and I believe it was Kariya skating with the puck faking the slapshot before slipping the puck between his legs where it just stayed there for about 2 seconds before Sakic just hammered the puck past Cechmanek in goal. Loved that goal so much that my friends and I would try to recreate it in every street hockey game we played.
This is always used to knock Spezza, and I have never understood it. He did a great job containing the best player in the world. Crosby had to try repeatedly to find anywhere to put it, and then was forced to go to the point...a pretty low risk place as far as Ottawa is concerned.
Its extraordinarily impressive by Crosby, but I just dont get how anyone can watch it and knock Spezza (and people do for that play all the time)
I don't think Spezza did everything he could to contain him. In the end it's the other players fault for getting a little memorized by Sid & let's face it some poor goaltending. If the options were letting Sid have the puck down low or pass to the point you take the pass to the point.