Best wrist shots?

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    Tarasenko might have he best release and wrist shot on the planet.
     
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    Burns has one of the hardest
     
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    Ovechkin and Pacioretty are pretty good among current players.

    All-time wise, Sakic, Clark, Messier, Gartner, Sittler, Heatley, Kovalchuk and Kovalev (probably forgetting a couple great wrist shots there)
     
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    Marchand can rip one home from almost anywhere in the o-zone
     
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    Teemu Selanne. It wasn't extraordinarily hard, but he could get that thing off extremely quickly and accurately.
     
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    Indeed, the Finnish flash was great :handclap:

    I'm also pretty sure people from the 1910-1970 would deserve mention, but the difference in equipment/training and the lack of reliable easily accessible documentation/measurements makes it harder.

    I mean, legendary guys like Maurice Richard had to have other jobs to complete the NHL (at least before stardom AFAIK) to make ends meet, so actual training was minimal if there at all.
     
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    Tarasenko. His release is insane, he gets a ton of power on his wrister, and it's deadly accurate.
     
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    Tarasenko being mentioned three times is just absurd
     
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    Hoffman's is filthy, but I have to go with Tarasenko as best in the league.
     
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    Think I'd still go Hoffman (though I love Tarasenko).

    Looking at a heat map of Hoffman's shot locations and his average shot distance, it's a wonder he scores any goals at all. Only way is pure lasers from above the circles.
     
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