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Ilya Kovalchuk

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The New Jersey Devils sharpshooter is typically stationed at the point on power plays to take full advantage of a devastating slap shot. Kovalchuk's windup, weight transfer and torque are ideal for generating tremendous force behind the puck. Given a cricket bat to toy with, he would send close-in fielders scurrying to the boundary by peppering the cover region with drive after drive. -- Peter Della Penna