NHL Goals: Top Spin-O-Rama Goals in the NHL
The spin-o-rama has been catching on more and more every year it seems. You see it mostly in the shootout. The player puts on a show for the crowd and leaves the goalie enraged with fury.
A lot of coaches, players and fans don't like it in the shootout because many times, it seems as if they stop. You have to love it when it's in a real game, though. It doesn't matter how many times you spin then.
Here are some of the best spin-o-rama goals in the NHL.
Henrik Zetterberg is known in the league as a well rounded player like fellow teammate Pavel Datsyuk. He also shows he can score some goals, too. Maybe this is a reason Nabokov got booted by San Jose?
Steven Stamkos is now known in the league as an elite-player and one of the best goal scorers. He shows that he can also dangle occasionally. However, this is not in a shootout, but on a penalty shot. The same week, he got another penalty shot against the Penguins, but fell over during the attempt.
What would this list be without the pioneer of spin goals, Denis Savard? He was well known for his ability to freeze the defenseman and put one in the net. Savard shows the young Red Wing what he has to do to be able to stop him.
Doug Gilmour makes the list with one of the most memorable goals in Leafs history. Also, the classic call by Bob Cole, "GILMOUR!", makes it even more memorable. This goal is one of the more unique spin goals, being that it was from behind the net. He netted this goal in double overtime as well.
Love him or hate him, Bertuzzi is a very talented player. For his size, he is able to stick handle and move like a five foot man. This goal came from this year's playoffs in the second round. This helped the Wings stay alive in the playoffs.
Not sure if this technically counts as a complete spin-o-rama goal, but there was plenty of spinning. Grabovski had a break out year this season by being one of the best forwards on Toronto. In this shootout, he displays his skills and what he is capable of doing.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard actually has a couple of nice spin goals. This one probably being his best since it's in regulation. Bouchard gets a breakaway and fools Khabibulin for the second time in his career with a spin, the first coming in a shootout when Khabibulin was part of the Blackhawks.
Todd Bertuzzi Part II
Bertuzzi shows his skills once again, this time in a shootout. He fools Niemi and pulls a spin move on him to get the lead in the shootout. One of the more perfect, fundamental spin moves.
It's never a bad thing when you score in your first game on your first shot in the NHL. It's also not too bad when it is a goal of this caliber. He flies in the Capitals zone and pulls off a fine spin move to get his first goal. Leino is more of a known player now, but he wasn't too known in Detroit.
Bobby Ryan is known in the league as a very consistent goal scorer. He has three straight 30 goal seasons and was the second pick in the 2005 draft behind Sidney Crosby. He has shown why he was a second overall pick. This goal also completed a hat trick for him, and this is one of the best fashions to complete the hat trick.
While on Buffalo, Maxim Afinogenov was able to pull off this amazing goal. I do mean amazing. He gets the puck on an awkward angle between his legs, with his back towards the net. Most players just throw a back hand shot on net. He was able to put it between his own legs and then put it in the back of the net.