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11-22-2005, 01:31 AM
I have heard of this move called 'michagan'....does any one know how to do it? Can you please tell me how? Also what are your favourite moves or really good ones? and how do you do them?
11-22-2005, 05:06 PM
Originally the "Michigan Move" was done by Mike Leg from the U. of Michigan who did it in the semifinals of the National Championship. I say 'originally', I am sure he wasn't the first person to do it, but that is the play where the name comes. He was behind the net, he picked the puck up with his stick (toe drag) and put it in the top corner of the net while still standing behind the net. Almost "lacrosse style". Then the move evolved...not guys are pick the puck up in a similar way, through their legs while do a 360 in the slot and "throwing" the puck on the net.
Just do a search for the video...pretty easy to find. Crosby did it recently...so you might find that one.
11-22-2005, 10:47 PM
Yes, you might wnat to familiarize yourself with the "Super Slash" that usually follows the Michigan Move.
11-23-2005, 01:06 AM
How do you do the Super Slash? Also does any one have a link for a video clip of the michigan?
11-23-2005, 08:04 AM
What is your email address, I will email you a copy of it.
11-23-2005, 08:13 AM
Dude... it ain't worth learning the trick.
1) Most of the time your stick may be higher than the cross bar, so the goal will be disallowed
2) The beat down you will get after you do it to the poor goalie!!!
None of that stinkin' root beer
11-23-2005, 02:29 PM
Hey thanks, my email address is [email protected]
11-23-2005, 03:39 PM
the super slash is the slash you will get from a defender across your forearms for being an idiot and trying to do such a ridiculous nonsense move in a game....its just showboating....dont do it
11-24-2005, 12:08 AM
we were playing at TORHS Pro Nationals in Taylor MI this past summer and was watching the game between Team Rink Rat and LA PAMA Cyclones. A guy on the Cyclones pulled off the move and did it in a way that was qicker and smoother than any I've seen on TV before. It wasn't showboating, it was just a great heads-up play by a very skilled player.
*(just like it not showboating when Lemieux scores goals from behind the net off the goalies ass.).. it takes talent too....
I do agree with the one post though. If you pull off the move in a crappy mens league game or rec tourney, your just asking for a hell of a slash...
Too bad, the game in MI i'm talking about wasn't recorded. It was truely a spectacle. Dropped the jaws of about 300+ spectators....
11-25-2005, 12:28 AM
When I saw Mike Legg do that move years ago, I was impressed, but being a goalie all I could thing about was the goalie meeting him at the post driving my shoulder through his head, now when playing as positional player I would take the 2 min for knocking you into next week...all day everyday. I agree it takes skill but you must be ready for what you get,in roller your not suposed to hit,so your somewhat safe,but ask yourself until possibly the NEW NHL when have you ever seen that....
11-26-2005, 11:49 AM
not that it matters...
Am I right that the move is almost always carried to the backhand side of the net? When you are left handed, you would carry to the goalie's right, Legg pulled it around the goalie's left side, being right-handed (all this being directional to the goalkeeper facing out, away from the net)...
Once saw a guy standing right in front of the goal pick up the puck and throw it into the net forehanded in one smooth motion...that looked rather cool..haven't seen it before or since, although I guess that anybody who can pick up a puck could do it...
Gee, I've got nothing to do today...
Oh, yeah...just thought of it...also have seen a guy pick up the puck and throw it from about 15 feet out in the slot...deliberately slammed it off the floor about seven feet in front of the keeper, to get a knuckle-ball type bounce...I imagine a lot like a cricket bowler does...it was weird, but it worked...didn't score, but if it hadn't hit the golaie it would've, the goalie had no clue where it was going...
<font color=purple>DannyG</font color=purple><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by DannyG on 11/26/05 10:54 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
11-27-2005, 11:57 AM
I remeber one open hockey this young punk was trying to do a 360 mich on the goalie the whole time. When he finally got a chance to do it, the goalie blockered him in the back of the head. I was laughing my ass off on the bench.
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11-28-2005, 09:05 AM
When we played ball hockey I used to always throw bouncers at the net, like a cricket bowl, with loads of spin, would send the goalies nuts. Used to play with the old titan 23 curve, which was ridiculous big.
Got 12 goals like that in 18 games....
Then along came the puck and ruined it all!!!! You actually need some skill with a puck, which is where I suffer.
None of that stinkin' root beer
i saw the same move and it was sick but after gerry and jamie cook coming up to him immediately after doing it i don't think he will be trying that again in a game of that magnitude anytime soon. very smooth and quick move though.
11-28-2005, 04:51 PM
A couple of times in open hockey I have picked up a rolling puck and slammed it down at the floor in front of the goalie messing him up with the bounce, but I would never try and pick the puck up while skating in and try that in a game. At least with a rolling puck, you probably are going to miss the net anyway, so might as well try something.
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11-28-2005, 08:02 PM
I know several players who can pick up the puck up and bounce it off the surface and into the net. They all use the rubber franklin strips or attack pads. The strips make it a million times easier to pick the puck up on your stick.
12-02-2005, 12:03 AM
A guy did that move against my team a few seasons ago. Our captain called timeout, and promptly declared open season on the entire opposing team. It got quite ugly, since on average we were much bigger than them.
12-04-2005, 11:20 PM
that stuff is fine in open hockey but not in a game. This younge guy was trying it the other day in a men's league game and i cross checked him into the side of the net. i hate that show off *censored*.
12-05-2005, 08:26 PM
I have had the Michigan done on me several times during pickup hockey. It didn't bother me because no one plays defense and I faced lots of shots. I did have someone try it during a game and he got the puck knocked off his stick by me and then tripped. Then I told him if he tryed it again I would punch him in the mouth. I have tried to pick the puck and try the Michigan but that is hard to do. I like trying it in warm ups while the other goalie is watching so he has to think about it but I have nver tried it in a game. It occasionally causes the goalie not to drop and you can score a goal on a partial wraparound.
03-30-2006, 04:17 PM
Probably should have warned him of that move too! HAHA
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