Bobby Hull, father of Brett Hull
, popularized the slap shot in professional hockey
. He was the first player
to have the curve in the blade of the stick you see in everyone's gear these days; his slapshot was also responsible for the heavy sanctioning
that is applied to the allowed limits of the blade
curve in the modern NHL
He had a slapshot that travelled in excess of 120 mph
; his routine at the beginning of each game was, upon first receiving possession of the puck
, he would turn to the opposing team's goalie, get the puck in his wheelhouse
, and shoot that sonuvabitch
as hard as he could at the goalie's head.
Just to let him know
Bobby was in town.