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08:29 AM ET 08.27 | In a recent list of top slap shots the game has known, it's a recent entry that ranked in the top spot: 1. Zdeno Chara. The site of a 6-foot-9, 260-pounder winding up for a slap shot with a backswing that must seem to come out of the arena rafters would make any goaltender cringe. It's what NHL goaltenders see from Chara, the captain of the Boston Bruins, on a nightly basis. Chara has made the Hardest Shot competition at All-Star Weekend his personal playground. He's won the last five and set records in each of the past two, firing a blast of 105.9 mph to win in 2011 and topping that with a record-shattering rocket of 108.8 in 2012. ... Until someone dethrones him, Chara is the reigning top gun of the NHL.

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August 27, 2012  09:01 AM ET

I would like to know what Al MacInnis or Al Iafrate could have shot in their primes with the compostie sticks that Chara and Weber use ...

August 27, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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I would like to know what Al MacInnis or Al Iafrate could have shot in their primes with the compostie sticks that Chara and Weber use ...

+1

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August 27, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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Al Mac wielded a friggen cannon using the wood. I could only imagine what he would've achieved with the compos.

Seriously, could kill someone unless he chose to dial it down.

MacInnis with composite > Bobby Hull with maskless goaltenders

August 27, 2012  09:35 AM ET

"Chara is the reigning top gun of the NHL."

So I'm guessing we'll be calling him Iceman?

August 27, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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I would like to know what Al MacInnis or Al Iafrate could have shot in their primes with the compostie sticks that Chara and Weber use ...

Kind of a frightening thought.

August 27, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Kind of a frightening thought.

Exactly my thoughts ! Mike Vernon said that Als Slapper was the only thing in the world he was afraid of ;-)

August 27, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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"Chara is the reigning top gun of the NHL."So I'm guessing we'll be calling him Iceman?

"Talk to me Goose , talk to me"

August 27, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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I would like to know what Al MacInnis or Al Iafrate could have shot in their primes with the compostie sticks that Chara and Weber use ...

as a former goalie, I don't even want to think about it.....
another (severly wishful) thought, I would love to have the wooden sticks brought back, along with regular equipment...but I think the newer skates have to stay

August 27, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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"Talk to me Goose , talk to me"

I'm not talking to you unitl you delete L. Ron Hubbard from your speed dail.

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August 27, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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I'm not talking to you unitl you delete L. Ron Hubbard from your speed dail.

are you not dazzled by my impressive list of women who have dumped my sorry butt ?

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August 27, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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are you not dazzled by my impressive list of women who have dumped my sorry butt ?



Monday silliness.

August 27, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Monday silliness.

Was there a double meaning in there somewhere? ;)

August 27, 2012  10:55 AM ET
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Probably 94 mph.

Didn't Al Iafrate break 100mph with a wooden stick (and a Marlboro dangling from his lip?)

August 27, 2012  11:00 AM ET
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Was there a double meaning in there somewhere? ;)

Maybe....

August 27, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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Didn't Al Iafrate break 100mph with a wooden stick (and a Marlboro dangling from his lip?)

I think he was "inspired" by Gary Leeman.

 
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