How hard was Bobby Orr's slap shot?

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The hardest shot in the history of hockey. With the advances in the equipment that todays players have Bobby Hull would have shot the puck over 130 miles per hour today opposed to the 120mph he did shoot it at. Imagine how fast the "Golden Jet" would have skated with todays lightweight skates compared to the old heavy ones he went along at 29.7mph i. It is also worth noting that Hull probably never lifted weights in his playing days compared to todays players. His slap shot was simply 50 years ahead of it's time. Bobby Hull used a very short and stiff Northland stick with a large full blade curve taped full blade. That combination with his upper body strength was the perfect formula for his slap shot. By the way his brother Dennis possessed a shot of equal if not harder than Bobby's! If you are trying to authenticate a Hull stick during his playing days in Chicago it should be stamped Gunzos which supplied many of the Hawk's sticks of the day.

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