Saturday, April 14, 2012

Top 10: Wrist Shots in the L'

In last years playoffs Tyler Seguin's wrist shot wrreaked havoc on unsuspecting D's and this year the same happened in the regular season, with playoffs around the corner and the wrist shot a super reliable option we thought we'd rank the best in the league.

Starting with none other than:

11.Kyle Turris
There were reasons Kyle Turris was drafted third overall, and one was his wrist shot, described as "Sakic like" hard to say I don't see similarities (Sakic's will always be the greatest though), If Turris continues to get his act together he can be a great player and constant scoring threat.

10. Jeff Carter
Although Jeff Carter may have a reputation for being brittle, fragile and soft his wrist shot is nothing of the sort, as it is one of the quickest, strongest and most accurate releases in the league. It would be higher if not for an absolutely horrid year from Carter.

9. Ryan Kesler
Keslers production may have taken a dip this year but he's still got a wrister that can find the back of the net from the top of the circle and beyond.

8. Evgeni Malkin
When you think of "Geno" the first thing that pops in your head is probably "playmaker" but "Geno" also packs one of the deadliest wristers in the game, and rode it to 50 goals this year.

7. Marian Gaborik
Gaborik has been one of the leagues premier goal scorers for a long tim and his scorching wrister is a big reason why.

6. Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher has one of the quickest and hardest shots in the L be it wrist or slap, but his wrist was the main reason a contender like Nashville who needed offense picked him up.

5. Phil Kessel
Phil Kessel's quick and powerful wrist shot demanded a pot of gold when they were traded, and he puts it in like it's nothing.

4. Alexander Ovechkin
Ovechkin has one of the prettiest and best wristers ever, and kinda like Kobe's midrange J' it cannot be stopped

3. Ilya Kovalchuk
Kovalchuk has had 30+ goals 9 times in his career, 40+ 5 times and 50+ twice, I think it's safe to say him and his wrister are atleast top 3, not to mention he hits it off balance as easily as can be.

2. Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin's wrist shot emerged in the playoffs last year as one of the best, and used that scorcher to bulge the twine 29 times in his sophomore year, he has proven it's worth on top defenders and goalies, and by the end of the playoffs may take the crown as it looks like a mirror version of the all-time best Joe Sakic's.

1. Alexander Semin
Semin has the best wrist shot in the league, but that may change very soon due to the emergence of Tyler Seguin and Kyle Turris getting his act together in Ottawa, but atleast for now Semin tops the list unleashing beauties like these whenever he chooses to actually try.

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