Mike G. Morreale, you are a winner. You write for NHL.com. That being the case, how can you make such a terrible error about the NHL?
"The 6-foot-9, 260-pound Chara, a player on the hated rival of the team upon whose ice he stood, established a new standard in the Cisco Hardest Shot event when he skated into his second attempt and clocked 105.4 mph before a stunned, yet appreciative, crowd at Bell Centre. The cannon shot enabled the gentle giant to best a 16-year-old mark held by another former Bruin, Al Iafrate (105.2 mph), who set the standard as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs."
Leafs? Further inspection found that the 105.2 mph shot was done in 1993. Quick look at the stat line reveals...
Guilty of failure to check his facts while wanting to bring more good names of good old Canadian teams into the conversation.
I feel better now.