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06-22-2008, 02:26 PM
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Malkin has the best Slap shot in the league imo. Lots of goalies will attest to that as well.

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06-22-2008, 02:27 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.
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06-22-2008, 02:28 PM
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Sami Salo has a bullet, but it's been slowing down as of late. Edler's has gotten harder and one day's could be more deadly than Sami's. Also, Brian Rolston is not getting enough credit around here. Whenever that guy winds up for a slapper, it puts fear into my eyes.

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06-22-2008, 02:30 PM
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Ovechkin's the only one guy that can successfully one time a puck?
Yep. It's just too complicated for the rest of the players to figure out how to do it.

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06-22-2008, 02:36 PM
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Lots of great choice... But IMO a healthy Sheldon Souray beats them all.

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06-22-2008, 02:37 PM
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chara's shot is scary

kovalchuks is a rocket

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06-22-2008, 02:39 PM
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Malkin has the best Slap shot in the league imo. Lots of goalies will attest to that as well.

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06-22-2008, 02:40 PM
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IMO he is around 105-110 mph.
The NHL record for a slapshot is 105.2mph by Al Iafrate.

Skills competition this year (two attempts)
(1) Chara - 103.1mph, 101.4mph
(2) Lecavalier - 101.9mph, 98.6mph
(3) Arnott - 100.3mph, 99.1mph
(4) Pronger - 99.7mph, 99.5mphz
(5) Ovechkin - 98.3mph, 95.6mph
(6) Markov: 96.9mph, 95.9mph
(7) Phaneuf: 96.2mph, 94.6mph
(8) Iginla - 95.7mph, 90.9mph

Only 8 players competed, however.

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Ovechkin's the only one guy that can successfully one time a puck?
Please note I said effectively, which means doing it with a heavy, accurate, top-shelf shot. And I'm not talking about one-timers as the player is stationary or moving slowly, but when both the player and puck are moving at nearly full speed. Recall the slapshot that Malkin took during the playoffs while on a breakaway; now imagine the same shot while skating horizontally or skating backward (rather than forward). Now imagine him skating horizontally or backward without the puck, but taking a one-timer at >95mph.

I think it would probably help if I a post video to illustrate, since members here don't seem to get what I'm talking about. I'll look for one a bit later.


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06-22-2008, 02:40 PM
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1. Chara
2. Rolston
3. Souray
4. Phaneuf
5. Ovechkin
6. Kovalchuk
7. Malkin (goal against the Flyers...)
8. Lidstrom (most of the time he gets his shots through using a wrister)
9. Salo
10. Bergeron

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06-22-2008, 02:41 PM
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Lecavalier's only been mentioned once?

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06-22-2008, 02:41 PM
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In no particular order:

Ilya Kovalchuk
Alex Ovechkin
Daniel Alfredsson
Dany Heatley
Sheldon Souray
Dion Phaneuf
Zdeno Chara
Evgeni Malkin
Brian Rolston
Mats Sundin

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06-22-2008, 02:48 PM
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The NHL record for a slapshot is 105.2mph by Al Iafrate.
Actually, Chad Kilger set a new record last year with a 106 mph shot at the Leafs skills competition.

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06-22-2008, 02:49 PM
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Getzlaf and Stoll have cannons as well.

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06-22-2008, 02:50 PM
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Actually, Chad Kilger set a new record last year with a 106 mph shot at the Leafs skills competition.
Yeah, Kilger's way too strong to play in the NHL. Agreed.

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06-22-2008, 02:52 PM
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Rolston IS number one. No doubt.
That is very true. When I saw this topic he popped into my head immediately. I think he's the clear-cut leader of the league when it comes the slapper.

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06-22-2008, 02:55 PM
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I've always thought Gonchar has a pretty decent slap shot.

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06-22-2008, 02:56 PM
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anyone who doesnt have bergeron top 5 is a 'moran'... he has never clocked -under- 100mph in a team skills comp. that should be pretty telling right there. whereas a lot of the players being mentioned have never clocked -over- 100mph.

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06-22-2008, 02:58 PM
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Actually, Chad Kilger set a new record last year with a 106 mph shot at the Leafs skills competition.

No. Team skill competitions don't count for any records. Only the All-star skills competition.

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06-22-2008, 03:02 PM
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No. Team skill competitions don't count for any records. Only the All-star skills competition.
Not sure I agree with that rule, maybe not according to NHL rules, but in general I havnt seen one higher than that.

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06-22-2008, 03:03 PM
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No. Team skill competitions don't count for any records. Only the All-star skills competition.
yes because only those who are skilled enough to be in the all-star game should be allowed to shoot hard

and besides skills competition slapshots are a joke... how often is the puck sitting still during a game?... that gives no true measure of how hard a players shot really is...

I can't speak for all players... but I think its safe to say Phaneuf is top 10... just ask Luongo and Backstrom about his shot

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06-22-2008, 03:06 PM
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Rolston, Souray, Chara, and Kovalchuk should top everyone's lists, IMO.

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Lecavalier's only been mentioned once?
Thats what I was thinking I mean in the skills competition he only lost to Chara. Not saying he is the best but definetly deserves to be in the top 10.

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06-22-2008, 03:15 PM
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Thats what I was thinking I mean in the skills competition he only lost to Chara. Not saying he is the best but definetly deserves to be in the top 10.
I only watch Tampa Bay when they play the Caps, but to me, it doesn't look like Lecavalier shoots anywhere close to 101.9mph in actual games.

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Actually, Chad Kilger set a new record last year with a 106 mph shot at the Leafs skills competition.
Curtis Glencross also set an NHL record this year for fastest skater:
http://oilers.nhl.com/team/app?artic...e&service=page
Teams tend not to have the exact same setup as the skills competition (technology, details etc.) so they don't count it.

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anyone who doesnt have bergeron top 5 is a 'moran'... he has never clocked -under- 100mph in a team skills comp. that should be pretty telling right there. whereas a lot of the players being mentioned have never clocked -over- 100mph.
No one seems to give him any recognition, probably because he can't hang onto a roster spot. The guy has a top 5 slap shot, maybe better than Souray's. If he got to do it at an All-star game, he would have stolen the show.

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