Like Christmas, Patrick Kane’s deke-tastic shootout move seems to only come but once a year (and appears to be a December special). The Chicago Blackhawks’ winger first debuted the move on December 14, 2011, drifting in slow, making more stickhandles in one rush up-ice than some guys make in a career, then beating a fully-undressed Niklas Backstrom.
Kane was forced to take his talent overseas due to the lockout this year, meaning his special move came not as a Blackhawk but as a member of Switzerland’s EHC Biel. The opponent: HC Ambri-Piotta, whose pipes are currently being minded by our very own Cory Schneider. Here’s the C-wall getting dismantled by Kane’s “Gordon Bombay on narcotics” hyper-dangles.
Not much Schneider could do on that one… is what a more forgiving viewer might say. Kane is a chronic undresser, after all.
But if there’s one thing we Vancouver Canuck fans are not, it’s forgiving, especially when it comes to goaltenders. That in mind, we turn things over to @strombone1, a.k.a. a certain netminder who is used to being held to a nearly impossible standard.
@passittobulis he’s gotta make that save no???
—Strombone (@strombone1) December 27, 2012
Totally. Bench Schneider. We want Nolan Schaefer.