Yep, but that was also in the days before the slapshot was refined as a weapon. Sit in front of Bobby Hull winding up and you'd don a mask also. Hull was measured at 118 mph with old wooden stick technology. Todays fastest shots are in the 100-105 range (Al McInnis as an example). Plus, Hull used to be able to hurt goalies at will. Teammates say he'd waste a shot in the beginning of the game just to clang a goalie off the melon. Kept them wary and mostly out of his way for the rest of the game. MOF, I saw Gerry Cheevers get out of the way and "'ole" the puck into the net in a laugher Boston vs. Chicago game in the early 70's. Of course Boston was up by 5 or 6 at the time.