Is Phaneuf The Most Wild Shooter Of All Time?

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  1. GodEmperor

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    Watching his awful shot tonight brought me back to his Toronto days where he would take clear shots from the point that would somehow end up hitting the top of the glass.

    It just amazes me how someone can miss so badly so consistently throughout his career, why can't he fix this and does it make him the most wild shooter of all time?
     
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    If nets were Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf would be a 50 goal scorer.
     
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    remember when he broke the glass twice in one game lol
     
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    you son of a ***** !
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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    I'd still rather him take shots on the PP than Doughty.
     
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    If he never took another shot attempt his teams corsi would skyrocket. I can't imagine how many times he's lost the offensive zone off one of his missed shots.
     
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    I wouldn't call it wild, just a little bit sloppy.
     
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    I would say only behind Jiri Slegr.
     
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    You know, in EA NHL games, when you wind up for a big slapper and crank the joystick to the side by accident?
     
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    Aaannnnd the shot by Phaneuf goes high and wide!
     
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    This guy still has the mentality that he can score from center.

    I've seen this guy skate up the middle of the ice and just hammer a slapper just before the red line.
    It usually misses the net, then boom ICING.

    Then the opposing teams 1st line comes over the boards, and wins the face-off, then trapped again in his own zone.
     
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    Al "The Wild Thing" Iafrate
     
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    I thought his shot was one of his strongest assets back when he was with Calgary. Perhaps memory fail.
     
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    When he was in Calgary he hit everything in sight and scored from. The blue line quite a bit. When he came to TO he stopped hitting and his shot went high and wide almost all the time.
     
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    The better question is, how the heck did he score so many goals in Calgary?
     
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    What? Dion was still plenty physical in Toronto. One thing I always liked about him was that he was aggressive, but still a clean hitter. Always keeps the elbows tucked, shoulder to chest.
     
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    Haven't seen this one in a while. Phaneuf hit the net at a very normal rate for a high volume shooter from the back end. The whole idea that he couldn't hit the net is a perfect example of illusory truth effect, it's said so much that people just assume it must be true. It might have changed the last few years, but that would only mean a player with very normal accuracy in his shots is getting older.
     
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    Where's McGuire orgasming over Phaneuf ruining Rusty Olesz?
     
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    hes one of few guys that love pounding it in hard, its all tip shots and soft wristers now
     
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    I came here to say this. Safest place to stand when Slegr was shooting was in front of the net.
     
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    Ugh... I used to get so frustrated watching him fire shots wide on the TOR PP.
     
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    Post the numbers, I want to see them.
     
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    When he was a Leaf, it seemed to me that he missed the net a LOT on the PP (from observing him), but maybe his accuracy wasn't as bad as I thought. Also, it could have looked bad compared to that of Kessel, JVR and others.
     

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