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06-23-2008, 03:23 PM
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Mike Modano needs to be on the list!

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06-23-2008, 03:43 PM
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1. Phaneuf
2. Souray
3. Weber
4. Kotalik
5. Chara
6. Aucoin
7. Ovechkin
8. Kovalchuk
9. M-A Bergeron
10. Pronger

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06-23-2008, 05:18 PM
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A LOT of people are naming guys with heavy shots that cant hit the net for ****.

Anyways, schocked Alfie hasnt been mentioned once, and that only two Sens fans have mentioned Heatley.

I wouldnt have Alfie there myself, but still though someone would say him, and IMO Heatley is top 5 with guys like Kovalchuk and Ovechkin. They live and thrive on their slap shots.

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06-23-2008, 05:25 PM
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A LOT of people are naming guys with heavy shots that cant hit the net for ****.

Anyways, schocked Alfie hasnt been mentioned once, and that only two Sens fans have mentioned Heatley.

I wouldnt have Alfie there myself, but still though someone would say him, and IMO Heatley is top 5 with guys like Kovalchuk and Ovechkin. They live and thrive on their slap shots.
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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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06-24-2008, 02:03 PM
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I made a short video of Rolston for the 2006-07 All-Star voting a couple seasons ago. It has some of Rolston's many slapshots:


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06-24-2008, 02:14 PM
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I love Lidstrom and think he should have 2 or 3 more Norris trophies than he has already...

But he doesn't belong on a top 10 list for slapshots.

If you're talking pure PP QB then he's on the list as he almost never lets the puck clear the zone, his wristers are heavy, his slap passes are accurate, and his slapshots make it on net, but he's aided by the puck control game, the best screens in the game and some of the best deflections in the game. Add in a healthy dose of just good ol' respect and a giant stick (torque) and you have a formidable slapper, just not a top 10 one...

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06-24-2008, 02:15 PM
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A LOT of people are naming guys with heavy shots that cant hit the net for ****.

Anyways, schocked Alfie hasnt been mentioned once, and that only two Sens fans have mentioned Heatley.

I wouldnt have Alfie there myself, but still though someone would say him, and IMO Heatley is top 5 with guys like Kovalchuk and Ovechkin. They live and thrive on their slap shots.
Scott Neidermayer can attest to that!

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06-24-2008, 02:33 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.
No list w/out Kovalchuk is perfect!

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06-24-2008, 02:37 PM
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No list w/out Kovalchuk is perfect!
Especially the puck hog list...He is the Kobe Bryant of the NHL.

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06-24-2008, 02:38 PM
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Especially the puck hog list...He is the Kobe Bryant of the NHL.
I won't even argue with you, just try to watch few thrashers games next season.

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06-24-2008, 02:40 PM
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Kovalchuk has a bomb. Chara and Souray are really good too.

I don't think Ovechkin is as high as everyone believes, unless you count quantity as quality. I'd say hes about the same as Malkin, a little faster but not nearly as accurate.

Lidstrom is an interesting case. From watching the finals i noticed hes very smart with banking his shot off the end boards. Seems like he knows those Detroit boards like the back of his hand. I don't think thats what we are discussing here though.

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Lecavalier... If you guys remember.. 2nd in slapshot contest last all star game, and shows hes got a rocket consistantly.

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I won't even argue with you, just try to watch few thrashers games next season.
Never said i didn't like him but i know what i see..Kovalchuk is a rare breed and is a great great player!...I have had NHL Center (not Centre) Ice for years so i have watched enough of him to see a lot of the low percentage shots he takes. Hell Atlanta doesn't have much more than him so im no dissing the guy just stating a fact.

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06-24-2008, 03:01 PM
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Chara
Kovalchuk
Souray
Pronger
Lecavalier

just to name a few, no order

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06-28-2008, 10:15 PM
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A LOT of people are naming guys with heavy shots that cant hit the net for ****.

Anyways, schocked Alfie hasnt been mentioned once, and that only two Sens fans have mentioned Heatley.

I wouldnt have Alfie there myself, but still though someone would say him, and IMO Heatley is top 5 with guys like Kovalchuk and Ovechkin. They live and thrive on their slap shots.
Agreed, actually being able to hit the net in a game is of much greater utility than being able to light up a radar gun in skills competition situation.

This is why I think Souray should a clear be #1, he has proven that not only does he have a very heavy slapshot but he can wire it top corner consistently. He proved that scoring a ridiculous 19 pp goals in 2006-2007 (next is dman is phaneuf with 13).

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06-29-2008, 12:37 AM
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I say the hardest shots have to belong to Chara, Salo, and Souray. If you get in front of one those shots, you will regret it for a couple weeks. I cringe everytime someone lays out in front of one of those players shots. I didn't know how hard of a shot Chara had until the NHL All Star Competition, but it does make since that he would have a ridiculous shot being he is the tallest player in NHL history. The other two I have witnessed and they are just scary fast. I think most players in the west would tell you that Salo has the fastest shot they have seen.

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06-29-2008, 01:12 AM
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Even though he uses it sparingly, Joe Sakic has one hell of a slap shot

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06-29-2008, 01:20 AM
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Dustin Byfuglien is up there.

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06-29-2008, 01:28 AM
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I love Lidstrom and think he should have 2 or 3 more Norris trophies than he has already...

But he doesn't belong on a top 10 list for slapshots.

If you're talking pure PP QB then he's on the list as he almost never lets the puck clear the zone, his wristers are heavy, his slap passes are accurate, and his slapshots make it on net, but he's aided by the puck control game, the best screens in the game and some of the best deflections in the game. Add in a healthy dose of just good ol' respect and a giant stick (torque) and you have a formidable slapper, just not a top 10 one...
I agree it isn't the hardest slap shot out there. But what is the point shooting hard when you don't hit the net? Lidström is a lock on top ten, for his accuracy alone.

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06-29-2008, 02:42 AM
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Souray HAS to be on that list.

Stoll is pretty close to that list as well.

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06-29-2008, 03:13 AM
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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.
lol Ive never heard a one timer being described so vividly

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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.
Just watched the video, they've taken the nets off their moorings and placed them in front of the goal line. The skaters didn't have to slow down nearly as much as when it's just on its moorings.

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I'd like to add Jason Arnott's name to this list. Most of his pp goals are one timers and he did finish 3rd in the AS competition with a 100+ shot.

Also, Shea Weber has a freaking cannon of a shot.

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Schneider has the best as far as I'm concerned. Not only are they heavy but they get through at a high clip. Every time the Yotes play a team he is on one of my top concerns for that game is how they will contain his shot from the point.

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Imo, Kovalev as a very hard and ridiculously accurate slapshop which he doest all that much. Cant really blame him when you got such a wrist shot however...

Kovalchuk most be up there for no.1

I think we could probably list 15 nhl defensemen with potential 100mph one-timer, what seperate them is the accuracy of their shots. Souray, Bergeron and Boucher can it the net with their heaviest shots and that's what bring them on top.

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