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More Slap To The Shot

from Chris Zelkovich of the Toronto Star,

He sure doesn’t look much like Alexander Ovechkin — and at a little over three feet tall, he won’t strike fear into the hearts of National Hockey League goaltenders.

But SlapShot XT could be the next big thing in hockey.

The prototype robot could revolutionize the production of hockey sticks and maybe, eventually, produce better slapshots.

The robot is the brainchild of University of Waterloo engineering professor John McPhee and his team of students. They believe that once their robot gets his slapshots up to 110 miles per hour — he topped out at 60 in his unveiling last month — he’ll help solve the perplexing mystery revolving around the high failure rate of composite hockey sticks.


Regular KK readers may recall the Sens Hobo has spent his waking hours on this project.

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