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Bobby Hull


Hi ! No doubt that he had powerful arms

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But is it POSSIBLE THAT HE COULD SHOOT 118 mPH ???? I mean, with the stickquality at that time ?

Does anyone know when that was measured, and what kind of stick he used ?

I found some pictures when he used a Northland -probably solid ashwoodshaft with no fiberglass. Maybe he used something better later.

By the way, I'm Norwegian, and Northland was a Skifactory started by a Norwegian .

Norway also made the first onepiece composite stick EVER (1983), Named Jofa BlackShot, made of black fiberglass around a polyurethane foam core. Made by, and with same technology, as Madshus fiberglass racing/cross country skis.


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I believe his shot was measured with a speed gun during a Black Hawk practice. How reliable or accurate it was is debatable - what isn't a subject of debate was just how awesome Bobby's shot was. Actually his brother Dennis was said to have a harder shot -but unlike Bobby's it was very erratic.

Goalie's were truly afraid of Bobby's shot. Despite being an allstar goalie - usually Giacomin's back up would play the regular season games against Chicago as Eddie just wasn't himself when facing Bobby. Was it Hall or Binkly that said his shot starts out looking like a pea and gets smaller and smaller to see.

I've seen his shot in person - what amazed me aside from the velocity was the accuracy and tricks it would play with that wicked banana blade. I saw one goalie come out 15 feet from the net to meet his shot - Bobby fired it like a bullet over his shoulder - I thought for sure the puck was going over the glass at Madison Square Garden - then just as the puck got even with the net it snapped straight downward into the back of the goal. No goalie could have stopped that shot!!

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Those 1960's pro Northland sticks didn't have the layer of Fiberglass cloth on the blade but they were dipped in resin and wrapped with fiberglass tape.

They were still fairly strong.

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