Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

bure's triple deke

[Video] Alex Burrows: The Backhand Deke

Recommended Posts

Alex Burrows: The Backhand Deke

http://burestriplede...khand-deke.html

Like Bure's Triple Deke on Facebook!

It's as dependable as an NHL lockout every ten years or so. If Burrows is skating alone across the blueline, the goalie will still be playing the shot by the time the puck's been roofed on the backhand. Alternatively put by the Pass it to Bulis bloggers, "When Burrows challenges a man to a duel, he fakes a forehand slap before going backhand."

With his new four-year deal in hand, Burrows is Vancouver's most recent man of the hour in this current NHL off-season purgatory. Over the course of his present four-year bargain, he has honed his backhand deke into near-legendary status among Canucks circles – on par with say...Naslund's wrister from the half boards or Salo's blueline slapshot. Just wait til it happens against Mike Vernon in a playoff game and the internet will light up with blogs named in the goal's honour.

The now-trademark move has been pulled off more times than logic really should allow, but exactly how often are we talking here? Among his 149 regulation and shootout goals, no less than 16 times.

Including the very first time he pulled it off, against Edmonton four years ago, here's every single one:

Of the 16 goals scored, 8 were in a shootout, 5 were short handed and 3 at even strength. Five happened this past season, 6 in 2010–11, 2 in 2009–10, 2 in 2008–09 and 3 in 2007–08. The most telling breakdown of the 16 goals, however, is that every last one was crucial to the outcome of the game. If it wasn't a shootout goal, Burrows either tied the game or put Vancouver ahead or within one (the lone exception being the Toronto goal in which he brought Vancouver within two), further cementing his reputation as a timely scorer.

Here's to 16 more breakaway dekes over the next four years...

-HC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The funny thing is that with the way goalies study their opposition nowadays, theres no doubt they know whats coming when Burrows is in alone. They know exactly what he's going to do and they still can't stop him. Its a real beauty of a move.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From a goalie's perspective, i'll tell you why we always get fooled by this and why its such a beauty of a move.

Yes, we know that Burrows is going to do it. All the time. But to save a backhanded move that is perfected to that calibre (moving us to the side and putting it top shelf), we have to be fully committed to pushing off and hugging that far post. Fully committed. Which means we can't decide last minute we want to do it because we won't get over in time.

What does that mean? That means if we're fully committed, a guy like Burrows will easily be able to tell by our position in the net, and he could shoot to score 100 percent of the time and beat us. So we have to somehow show that we're ready for a shot, but put ourselves so out of position we can get over to stop that backhander at the same time.

And the most beautiful part about the move is he does it at a distance that's too far for us to utilize our pokecheck. So our only hope? Pretty much that he somehow misses the net/fumbles the puck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What memories this brings back,Burrows to the backhand.....goal!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice thread :) I love this move, and he does it so well. To mix it up, sometimes he actually goes with the wrist shot. I'm curious the success rate of the forehand vs fake to backhand?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love how he completely faked thomas out of his goal crease. lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Remember the one against Carolina the ended up being the game winner and also ended our losing streak some years back?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That goal in Toronto, not last year, but the year before I believe it was, was the start of a comeback 5-3 win, he just always scores big goals, he's Mr. Clutch

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.