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04-06-2008, 03:06 PM
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Not one mention of Messier.

Wristshots:

Sakic is the definitive number one.
Messier is my number two.

Bossy to me had a great snap and one timer, I don't remember a killer wrister, much like Kurri.

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04-06-2008, 03:27 PM
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There was a time when wristshot or backhand were the two weapons of choice for NHLers and hockey players in general. Find it interesting that most folks are listing players active, if not presently, in the past decade.

All-time goes back a little further than that. So does the wrist shot. One name that comes to mind is Tony Demers. He played for Habs and Rangers but was mostly a long-time minor-leaguer noted for his powerful shot.

Red Storey said that he could shoot the puck the lenth of the rink, 8 inches off the ice the whole way. Gerry McNeil once told me that Demers had the hardest shot he'd ever faced, be it in a game or in practice.

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04-06-2008, 03:47 PM
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Sakic has the best one that I've seen live.

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D.Potvin had an awesome wrist shot from the point.

Messier also had a nice wrist shot coming at the goalie so that his stick was toward center ice (not the boards).

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i think of kariya as more of a backhand kinda guy more then a wrister kinda guy
Backhand yes indeed he had, but his wrist shot was other worldly too. Remember Game #6 in '97 vs. Phoenix. No way someone wins a game by shooting that far out but he did and it was a bullet. And he could do that often. Kariya gets so little love on these boards and people forget that for 5 years he was an elite player, and his peak reached pretty good heights. Kariya's best 5 years are better than those of Modano, Sundin, Recchi, and others yet some people laugh at him being mentioned as a Hall of Famer someday

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Mike Bossy from what I've seen.

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04-06-2008, 05:50 PM
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He didn't really use a pure wrister often; mostly he used a half-slap/snap, but I feel Robitaille deserves mention even though he's not quite in the same league as some of the others mentioned. In his prime he was absolutely lights out in the slot, had an amazing release and could pick corners like no one's business.

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04-06-2008, 06:00 PM
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Owen Nolan had a great wrist shot.

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04-06-2008, 06:02 PM
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sakic defines what a true wrist should be.
although ovechkin has shown some nice wristers

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04-06-2008, 08:03 PM
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you another guy whose name never comes for great wristers but beat many a goaltender, come down the off-wing, shooting off on foot: the Moose, Mark Messier.

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Sakic's wrist shot is not only lightening quick off his stick but also deathly accurate.

Iginla has also got a nice wrist/snap shot

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04-06-2008, 10:21 PM
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Mike Bossy hands down

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04-07-2008, 01:44 AM
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no love for Lanny out there? they used to say he had the best wrister in his time.

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04-07-2008, 07:21 AM
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Iginla does have a good snapper, not sure if it is a pure wrister, same as Fisher's. Sort of a product of the new sticks, loading up the flex.

What amazes me about Sakic's is he can fire it so quickly from awkward positions, and when the puck is rolling and bouncing and doing all sorts of things. The goal he scored yesterday against Minny is a prime example.

And I'll give some love to Lanny, not that I saw it much, but just because it is Lanny, and I am a Flames fan.

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04-07-2008, 07:41 AM
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On TV (Since most game I have seen are on TV!) Bobby Orr, without hesitation.

In person, Michel Goulet.




Bobby Hull had a great slap shot, well above others, his wrist shot was good, but no more better than most other snipers of the era. THATS STRICTLY MY OPINION.

This is a tough question anyhow, because are you talking accuracy, speed, or even notoriety?

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04-07-2008, 08:23 AM
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Bourque had a nasty one from the blueline. Deathly accurate as all his skills competition accuracy titles attest to.

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Didn't get to see Bossy much, so I'm going with Sakic.

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Mark Howe had a great wrist shot.

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Not sure about other guys, but i remember Sakic against the ducks Wristed one right through the net.

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Mark Howe had a great wrist shot.
was going to mention him....but now I'll just second this addition

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From the players I have seen:

Joe Sakic
Wendel Clark
Jaromir Jagr
Paul Kariya
Peter Nedved
Alexei Kovalev
Brett Hull
Alex Ovechkin
Ilya Kovalchuk
Ray Bourque

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Sakic's wrist shot is not only lightening quick off his stick but also deathly accurate.

Iginla has also got a nice wrist/snap shot
This was displayed on sunday against Minny... he accepted a pass on his backhand went to his forehand on and off his stick top shelf in less then 3 seconds.

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