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Our weekly selection of hockey moves that leave us scratching our heads. Started back in 2007, HotW was an institution around these parts or years. As research time became more scarce, we let it lapse, but by the grace of a Gordie Hull Hat Trick, it's back!

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For the Week of 1/31/11
NHL Radar Gun Guy

One of the best parts of teh NHL All Star Weekend is the Fastest Shot competition held during the Skills Competition. The competition is pretty basic. Line for a slap shot and let someone behind the net measure the speed of the shot.

Seems basic enough. Through in the NHL, and nothing seems to be easy. Forget the fact that the league couldn't figure out a way to actually show the speeds in real time on the screen (they needed to pan to the speed gun reading in order to show the television audience the reading, which took an extra 5-10 seconds per shooter), but to make matters worse, they couldn't seem to be able to find a speed gun that actually worked.

To make matters worse, the speed gun failed during the FINALS of the competition.

To make matters even worse, Zdeno Chara set an NHL record on his final shot...but did he beat the record that Shea Webber may have set on the three shots that weren't recorded because the gun took a nap? Guess we'll never know.

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