March 21, 2007
SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 366 NHL players]
Who has the hardest shot in the NHL?
Lou Capozzola/SI
Sheldon Souray, Canadiens.....11%
Zdeno Chara, Bruins.....9%
Sami Salo, Canucks.....7%
Dion Phaneuf, Flames.....5%
Fredrik Modin, Blue Jackets.....3%
Chris Pronger, Ducks.....3%
Rob Blake, Kings.....2%
Brian Rolston, Wild.....2%
Jarome Iginla, Flames.....1%
Shane Doan, Coyotes.....1%
FAST FACTS: Blue Jackets left wing Fredrik Modin (fifth, 2.5%) was the only forward among the top six vote-getters.... Souray's slap shot was the second fastest measured (100.0 mph, behind Chara's 100.4) at January's All-Star skills competition.... Souray leads all defensemen with 17 power-play goals this season; Phaneuf is second, with 13.... Leafs forward Chad Kilger unleashed what is believed to be the hardest shot ever recorded (106.6 mph) in a 2006 team skills competition.

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