Tag:Trick Shots
Posted on: December 13, 2011 5:21 pm

Watch Shea Weber score from the upper deck

By Brian Stubits

You know how most teams have some kind of intermission gimmick where a fan comes onto the ice and launches a puck from the opposite end of the rink trying to get it in the net? It is often a challenge. Even with no defense to speak of, a lot of fans don't score.

It can be tough for All-Stars like Predators defenseman Shea Weber too ... when you add a few thousands seats into the equation as well.

Weber recently took to the stands of Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to attempt an empty-netter ... from Section 317. Alongside country singer Dierks Bentley (if you are as Country music illiterate as I am, here you go).

After he fires the shot, Weber laments that it's too far right, but he gets an awfully friendly bounce -- shall we say, a member's roll? -- and it kicks just enough toward the goal to hit the side of the post and scoot in.

Next I want to see him bank it off the video screen and into the near-side goal. I just hope for Bentley's sake that it wasn't a game of HORSE.

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Posted on: September 12, 2011 4:11 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 4:22 pm

Gretzky's trick-shot video to top them all

By Brian Stubits

There are tons of videos out there of trick shots. Compilations like this one of people showing off their skills. A lot of them are pretty damn impressive, if I may so say myself.

You know who's not impressed? The Great One.

Wayne Gretzky starts his own version of a trick-shot video with a simple message: "Sometimes I see people trying trick shots on the Internet. Believe me it's embarrassing. So today I'm going to show you how it's done, Gretzky style."

Now if the fact that it's posted on College Humor wasn't clue enough, I think you definitely get the idea by the third shot that this is a parody. Although I think one or two of these would be doable and I'd love to see the best trick-shot champs to make them.

Personally, my favorite is the Seinfeld shot.

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