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Jeremy Roenick and Patrick Kane discuss what it takes to be a top goal scorer

by Chris Wescott /

Two of the best Americans to ever play in the NHL took the stage at the 2018 Blackhawks Convention. Jeremy Roenick and Patrick Kane, who between them have more than 800 regular season NHL goals, held a panel on what it takes to be a top scorer in hockey.

Roenick says you need smarts and guts to light the lamp.

"I think there are a lot of traits you have to have," he said. "I think number one, you have to have a brain. You have to know where that puck is going, you have to know where to put yourself and you have to have guts. In today's age, in order to score goals you have to go to the (dangerous areas)."

Roenick says it takes a lot of confidence to go to those hard areas and score.

Kane agrees, also saying confidence is key.

"You see a lot of players when they get into what you call 'the zone' and then players get streaky," Kane said. "You get on these streaks where you think you can score every night."

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