ST. LOUIS– Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano informed Sporting News on the red carpet he was hoping Shea Weber would have an off night and provide the other individuals, including himself, an opportunity to win the Hardest Shot at the 2020 NHL All-Star Skills competitors.
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After not contending the last 2 years, Weber was confronted with this opening concern:” Still got it, I think? “He responded and chuckled with a smile,” Next concern.”
“He’s simply a mountain of a male and undoubtedly a terrific hockey gamer, a terrific defenseman and the method he can shoot the puck, it’s such a heavy shot, and someone was asking me a number of days ago who my choice was and I stated,’ If he’s in it, I’ll choose him to win it,'” previous St. Louis Blues defenseman and seven-time Hardest Shot winner Al MacInnis informed Sporting News.” He’s simply got a bomb … When he’s playing, I enjoy enjoying him since he’s
thinking of shooting prior to he gets it and he’s an old-school man.”
MacInnis started the occasion by shooting off a 4 miles per hour shot– with a wood stick, no less– although he did inform Sporting News he might” have actually gotten a little aid on the clock.” When he was on a run of 4 successive wins, the1004 mark connected the number he fired off in 1998.
Weber, 34, who joked that he had actually asked MacInnis if he might utilize his wood stay with see if he might strike a high number too, passed Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson’s 104.5 miles per hour mark with his very first shot effort, which was clocked at 1059 miles per hour. Carlson was the protecting champ of the occasion.
” I believe I understood the whole time that we were all simply a part of the program,” he stated.