15 Most Feared Slap-Shot Artists in the NHL

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15 Most Feared Slap-Shot Artists in the NHL
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The booming shot of Zdeno Chara is one of the NHL's most intimidating weapons.

It has been one of the most feared weapons in the NHL since the days of Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, who arguably invented the shot while playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the 1950s.

When a player loads up for a huge slap shot in the NHL, it sends a message.

Obviously, the player who is firing the puck would like to see it end up in the back of the net. However, it doesn't have to result in a goal in order to be effective. A hard slap shot can lead to rebounds and deflection opportunities, and it can intimidate opposing players in general.

When it's the opposing goaltender who is intimidated, that's a big win for the the shooter and his team.

Here's a look at 15 players who possess the most feared slap shots in the NHL.

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