Thursday was the NHL’s World Cup of Hockey media day in Toronto. Capitals forward TJ Oshie, one of the world’s best shootout specialists, was asked about the effectiveness of the famed triple deke from the Mighty Ducks movie series.
His answer was tremendous.
“If Gordon Bombay said it, it has to be real.” –@TJOshie77 on the effectiveness of the triple deke #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/VOjZKRfDDd
— NHL (@NHL) September 15, 2016
For the uninformed, the triple deke was a move used by Gordon Bombay, the coach of the Ducks, when he was a kid playing for the ‘Hawks’ in a championship shootout. Bombay used the move, but rang the iron to lose the Hawks the game and disappoint all around schmuck head coach Jack Reilly. Bombay eventually passes the move down to a kid named Charlie Conway and the rest is history.
The Mighty Ducks movie series is also known for being the last time Iceland was ever good at hockey and where Keenan Thompson created the “knucklepuck”, which is a shot that never actually works in real life. Believe me. Also #RIPHans.
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