Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 10/1/11

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 07: Ray Emery #33 of The Philadelphia Flyers wears a helmet with a drawing of boxing champion Bernard Hopkins against the St. Louis Bluesduring their game on November 7, 2009 at The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Plenty has been said about Ray Emery during his NHL (and brief KHL) career, but allow us to add another accusation to the chorus: He's probably a terrible air hockey player. Look at the angle on this clearing attempt off the boards and the way he leaves the goal vulnerable for a Matt Cooke shot from center ice; anyone that's spent more than a minute in boardwalk arcade knows you don't do that … That's the wickedest shot we've seen Cooke deliver that didn't end up in a phone hearing with the NHL. Boy, you don't often see 100-foot goals that go through two players. Here's Emery via the Sun-Times on the one-he'd-like-to-get-back: "I thought their guy was going to beat our guy so I tried to get out and rip it down the boards, but it started going funny on me and he turned around and hammered it pretty quick," said Emery, who saw Cooke's shot bounce over his stick. "I've got to rip it a bit hard or find an open guy. It's a funny play." Sure was. Friday night's contest was a critical one...
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