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06-22-2008, 01:48 PM
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Top 10 Best Slapshots in the NHL?

And it is??? Who make up the 10 best slapshooters in the league today?

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I'll throw some names out who could make such a list...Souray? McCabe? Ovechkin? Phaneuf? Iginla? any ideas?

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06-22-2008, 01:53 PM
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Rolston, Fisher (hardest slapshot on the Sens), Chara to name a few.

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Rolston, Fisher (hardest slapshot on the Sens), Chara to name a few.
Jagr has the best one on the Rangers. (rarely uses it though)

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Edler and Salo on the Canucks both come very close to 100. Salo has hit it before

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Malkin is up there... ask volchenkov's helmet/face.

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Ovechkin is easily #1 overall based on heaviness, accuracy, and speed of windup/release.

Ovechkin also does two things with his slapshot that very, very few others can do effectively -- (1) he takes slapshots without setting, i.e. he doesn't stop the puck with his stick, he strikes the puck as it is coming to him, and (2) he can take slapshots while skating horizontally. Edit: Since it wasn't clear, I'm referring to both at the same time, not the standard one-timer where a stationary player hits a slow pass.

Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while both the player and the puck are still moving vertically or horizontally. The overwhelming majority of NHL players must stop the puck with their stick and set, or come to a halt themselves, which gives the goalie more time to prepare.


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06-22-2008, 02:03 PM
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Ovechkin is easily #1 overall based on heaviness, accuracy, and speed of windup/release.

Ovechkin also does two things with his slapshot that very, very few others can do effectively -- (1) he takes slapshots without setting, i.e. he doesn't stop the puck with his stick, he strikes the puck as it is coming to him on the pass; and (2) he can take slapshots while skating horizontally.

Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while the puck is still moving vertically or horizontally. The overwhelming majority of NHL players must stop the puck with their stick and set, which gives the goalie more time to prepare.

A lot more players can do what you're talking about that you're making it sound.

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06-22-2008, 02:04 PM
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Joe Corvo, Matt Cullen and Eric Staal all have good ones on the Canes. Jeff Hamilton actually has a rocket, but is just terrible at everything else...

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Ilya Kovalchuk has to be top 5, Rolston, Ovechkin, and Chara are def up there as well.

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06-22-2008, 02:07 PM
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Ovechkin is easily #1 overall based on heaviness, accuracy, and speed of windup/release.

Ovechkin also does two things with his slapshot that very, very few others can do effectively -- (1) he takes slapshots without setting, i.e. he doesn't stop the puck with his stick, he strikes the puck as it is coming to him on the pass; and (2) he can take slapshots while skating horizontally.

Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while the puck is still moving vertically or horizontally. The overwhelming majority of NHL players must stop the puck with their stick and set, which gives the goalie more time to prepare.
That's called a one-timer you hockey guru, but thanks for that incredibly drawn out description for all us uneducated hockey fans on this board. Not only can EVERY player in the NHL do it but the majority of players in my crappy rec-league have at least mastered that facet of the game.

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It's the only reason the guy has played an NHL game.

edit: my code isn't working
http://youtube.com/watch?v=w8jzRKYTvE4


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Ovechkin is easily #1 overall based on heaviness, accuracy, and speed of windup/release.

Ovechkin also does two things with his slapshot that very, very few others can do effectively -- (1) he takes slapshots without setting, i.e. he doesn't stop the puck with his stick, he strikes the puck as it is coming to him on the pass; and (2) he can take slapshots while skating horizontally.

Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while the puck is still moving vertically or horizontally. The overwhelming majority of NHL players must stop the puck with their stick and set, which gives the goalie more time to prepare.
It's called a one-timer and most players learn how to do it in junior.

That being said, Ovechkin has the best in the game. But don't make it sound like it's some freakish thing that only a few people can do...because it's not.

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Semin's is good as well, probably not top 10 though but he's really got power, and man can he snipe. He's not really a one-timer guy, though, he likes to tee it up and unload.

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06-22-2008, 02:10 PM
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Yeah uh, here's a perfect list dogg:
1: Niclas Lidstrom (Most intelligent shot out there, gets through)
2: Sheldon Souray
3: Bryan Rolston
4: AO
5: Zdeno Chara
6: Mats Sundin (Beautiful shot, hard and accurate)
7: Malkin
8: McCabe
9: Alfredsson
10: Jagr

EDIT: 11: VHC:'s Bergeron made on my list, he a made man now mayne.

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Ovechkin is easily #1 overall based on heaviness, accuracy, and speed of windup/release.

Ovechkin also does two things with his slapshot that very, very few others can do effectively -- (1) he takes slapshots without setting, i.e. he doesn't stop the puck with his stick, he strikes the puck as it is coming to him on the pass; and (2) he can take slapshots while skating horizontally.

Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while the puck is still moving vertically or horizontally. The overwhelming majority of NHL players must stop the puck with their stick and set, which gives the goalie more time to prepare.
A lot of players can do that. Ovechkin does it more because he's a right-handed shot that plays on the left side.

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Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while the puck is still moving vertically or horizontally.
hahahaha. Awesome.

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Hollweg wins. No contest.

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06-22-2008, 02:18 PM
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Rolston IS number one. No doubt. Not many players score on 80% of their slapshots. Whenever he comes down the wing and fires it goes through the goalie and in. Remember the 06/07 all star game?

IMO he is around 105-110 mph.

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I'll go with mostly Defenders,
Souray, Chara, Pronger.

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Without any order, Aucoin, Chara, Souray, Rolston, Vanek, Kovalchuck, Ovy, McCabe, Salo to name a few. With my Habs, Markov and Streit are both at more than 95MPH with accuracy. HM to Sundin too.

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06-22-2008, 02:23 PM
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Sheldon Souray
Denis Wideman
Dion Phaneuf
Jason Arnott
Alex Ovechkin
Zdeno Chara
Brian Rolston
Mike Green
Brian McCabe
Nicklas Lidstrom
Chris Pronger

theres my favorites in no particular order.

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Ovechkin is easily #1 overall based on heaviness, accuracy, and speed of windup/release.

Ovechkin also does two things with his slapshot that very, very few others can do effectively -- (1) he takes slapshots without setting, i.e. he doesn't stop the puck with his stick, he strikes the puck as it is coming to him on the pass; and (2) he can take slapshots while skating horizontally.

Very few players have the timing and eye-hand coordination necessary to take effective slapshots while the puck is still moving vertically or horizontally. The overwhelming majority of NHL players must stop the puck with their stick and set, which gives the goalie more time to prepare.
Ovechkin's the only one guy that can successfully one time a puck?

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1.chara
2.kovalchuk
3.rolston
4.lidström
5.ovechkin
6.souray
7.phaneuf
8.malkin
9.pronger
10.jagr

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