For hockey players there is no feeling like winding up and firing a puck past a goaltender. Enter, a slapshot. It takes more than size, and strength to fire a frozen puck at speeds of 100 MPH or more. There is a science to it.
In today’s NHL there are at least two names that come to mind when I hear someone say slapshot. Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators, and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins are two of the best in the NHL They have learned the perfect way to shot a puck, and are able to do it with great success.
In the video you will learn more about the sticks, and the science behind the players. (Video property of Smarter Every Day/ Youtube)
Videos like this are a great way to show the uninformed person that hockey is about more than people trying to hurt each other. There is a science to hockey, and to playing the game. Let us know what you think.