In the past three games, I have noticed something new in Anze’s slap and wrist shots. His slap shots appear to have a shorter backswing and therefore seem harder and more accurate. I have also noticed a quicker release on his wrist shots especially while he is skating.

Am I the only one who is seeing this? Perhaps Surly can dig up some videos from the past 3 games and compare them to earlier games.

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5 replies

  1. He has got one fo the best wrist shots in the NHL. Look at the goal against the Blackhawks. Can you even see the puck? And it was just a wrist shot.

    • That shot against the Hawks, the angle and release / snap was not what I have previously seen. He has always had a good wrist shot but man, I even did a WHOA! when I saw it and the ones since then.

  2. I mean, it left the commentators speechless. What else can you want? “Score!” and some seconds of muttering and babbling, trying to figure out what just happened. I don’t know that much about technique but I watch the replay over and over and still cannot clearly see the path of the puck. All i know it lands in the goal. And flies with lightning speed, it seems. I am a big fan of Kopi. One more scoring winger, that would be awesome. Kovalchuk????? Don’t know. Marleau, would he sign for the Kings????

    • Your comment read like you just had 4 red bulls

      • Coffee, don’t drink Red Bull unless its mixed with alcohol.
        Only joking, but I watched the replay of his goal against the Avs today. The same thing: fake, load, shoot, SCORE!!!. About two seconds. Uses Smyth as a cover, puts the puck right into the top right (goaltender view) corner. And they call Kovalchuk a sniper. I think not.
        But you know more, so how is it looking with some reinforcements for the next season. Or were Modin and Halpern it? I should hope not. Worst case scenario: Ray Whitney.


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