Today's NHL features some of the hardest shooting players to have ever taken to a sheet of ice.
Since the early days of hockey, the slap shot has been one of the most tantalizing and effective tools in the scorer's tool belt. With the advent of lighter sticks and advancement in the technology that allows a stick greater "flex" before firing, there's never been a better time to be a slap-shot devotee.
Every year it seems like players are getting bigger and that sticks are becoming more and more lightweight, and breaking previously standing speed records now seems like a yearly tradition at the All-Star Game.
The number of players that can fire a puck over 100 mph has ballooned over the last decade or so, but that doesn't mean that some guys still don't have a bit more of a whammy factor when it comes to their slap shot.