Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/15/05 at 03:53 PM ET
I've seen the future and not surprisingly, channeling the vision were the amazing offensive youngsters Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. Comparison and debate over their exploits is inevitable, but what I witnessed recently from the pair was astounding: Both won games in shootouts using exactly the same move. Before we get to the move, consider the form of offensive creativity throughout the ages. The power wingers had their day in the 1950s with Rocket Richard rollicking end-to-end, daring defenders to step into his path. Boom Boom Geoffrion took that model and added the booming slap shot as the payoff for goaltenders.
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