Robitaille on Carter – ‘Only five guys in the NHL can do that’

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Earlier today, Luc Robitaille joined Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey on Hockey Night in Canada radio (broadcast in the U.S. weekdays on Sirius/XM NHL Radio). He talked about several different topics during the 10 minute interview, including saying this about Jeff Carter

“First of all, he has something you can’t teach,” the Kings’ President of Business Operations and Hockey Hall of Famer began to explain. “He gets open. He finds that spot, like myself, we learned to find on the ice. We always called it a blind spot, or whatever it is, that the defensemen hesitate to go to. And it gives you that six inches more than another player. Brett Hull was obviously the best player at finding that hole. I also think the biggest thing too is, with Jeff, he has an amazing release, his hands. I always look at goal scorers and their hand spacing, they’re almost together. It surprises the goalie every time he shoots.

“He has a terrific wrist shot. His wrist shot is as hard as any slap shot, and he surprises goalies. But his release is absolutely incredible. (During) the game in Calgary last week, he got the puck in tight and he found a way to just bring it in and just let it go. There’s probably only five guys in the NHL that could’ve done that shot and he’s one of them – because it was an uncomfortable situation. Most guys would’ve taken an extra half a second and the goalie would have had the opportunity to stop it. But that’s what makes him so good.”

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Comments

  1. Only something you can bring.

    Thanks John

  2. Definitely an incredible talent and SO worth the 1st round draft pick plus his high expense salary. He’s going to help the Kings get another Cup this year, I can feel it.

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