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UPDATE FOR NHL 10: To do the one handed deke you must pull Vision Control (L2 for PS3 and LT for xbox) before moving RS to 5 or 7 o'clock.




Deke List - Left handed instructions:

VC = VISION CONTROL

STICK DEKE - left or right on R stick
PUCK PULL - R stick left to 1/4 circle down
CHOP PUCK - wiggle R stick in left or right position
ONE HAND DEKE - R stick @ 5 o'clock
ONE HAND WINDMILL - one handed deke, then L1 + up on R stick
ONE HAND SIDE DEKE - one handed deke, then L1 + right on R stick
PUCK FLIP DEKE - R stick @ 7 o'clock , then L1+ up/left on R stick
HEAD FAKE - L1+ up on R stick
BODY JUKE - L1+ down on R stick
TOE DRAG - R stick left, then L1 + right on R stick
THRU-THE-LEGS - R stick @ 7 o'clock , then L1 + right on R stick
WINDMILL - backhand, then L1 + left on R stick
SPINORAMA - hold VC, then half circle downward left to right on R stick
LOOSE PUCK SPINORAMA - hold VC, then half circle downward right to left on R stick
SIDE JUKE - backhand, then L1 + down on R stick
FAKE SLAP SHOT - down on R stick, let go
SUDDEN STOP - down on L stick
??? JUKE - one handed deke, then L1+ down/left on R stick

Right handed instructions:

STICK DEKE - left or right on R stick
PUCK PULL - R stick right to 1/4 circle down
CHOP PUCK - wiggle R stick in left or right position
ONE HAND DEKE - R stick @ 7 o'clock
ONE HAND WINDMILL - one handed deke, then L1+ up on R stick
ONE HAND SIDE DEKE - one handed deke, then L1+ left on R stick
PUCK FLIP DEKE - R stick @ 5 o'clock , then L1+ up/right on R stick
HEAD FAKE - L1+ up on R stick
BODY JUKE - L1+ down on R stick
TOE DRAG - R stick right , then L1+ left on R stick
THRU-THE-LEGS - R stick @ 5 o'clock , then L1+ left on R stick
WINDMILL - backhand, then L1+ right on R stick
SPINORAMA - hold VC, then half circle downward right to left on R stick
LOOSE PUCK SPINORAMA - hold VC, reverse SPINORAMA on R stick
SIDE JUKE - backhand, then L1 + down on R stick
FAKE SLAP SHOT - down on R stick, let go
SUDDEN STOP - down on L stick
??? JUKE - one handed deke, then L1+ down/right on R stick

Source: ThePhoneTech

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I've gotten a couple of questions posted to me on youtube, asking about how I pull off my favourite deke. Since it's kind of hard to explain in text, I put a video together showing the exact LS and RS execution. Since Below at nhl09perfectionist.blogspot.com is doing such a good job at explaining the overall strategies, I figure our blogs will complement each other better if I make this change in focus.

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Until recently, I felt the result was pretty random when going for the wrap around. However, as everything else in NHL 09 it's about timing and patience.

For those of you not familiar with wrap arounds, let me quote Below:

"If you shoot when your player is coming around behind the post, your player will automatically go into an animation where he stretches out and tries to wrap the puck right inside the post. Your success is determined by when you time your shot, your angle coming around the back of the goal, and the goalies position." - nhl09perfectionist.blogspot.com

With that said my opinion is that the goalie's position is the key factor. I will illustrate this with a clip where I circle around behind net until I find the right opening.



Of course sometimes the opening is there right from the start:

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The boards are useful for puck transportation both in defence and offense.

Instead of dumping the puck, a slapshot via the boards is a very good way to get the puck out of the zone, and as a bonus you won't risk putting the puck over the glass when on PK.

When attacking, using the boards is a snekay and pretty safe way to get passes through to a player behind the net. Also (and this is pretty obvious), if it looks like you're going to get body checked, shoot or pass the puck along the boards to avoid a counter attack.


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Theory, being a left shooter coming from the right:

1) Pull the RS to the right
2) Bring the RS back a little
3) Hold L1 (LB X360)
4) Move LS to the left
5) Move the RS to the left (this will send the puck to the left)

Once you hit and hold the L1 button the RS controlls where the puck will go and the LS where the player goes, so there's a lot of fun to be had with L1-dekes.

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I play D in BAP and I've allways had a bit of a problem with the camera. I used to play with it High (behind me) but if I, for example, was skating up the left wing, I couldn't see if a team mate was open to the right of me.
So I tried to play with the camera in classic mode but when the puck was in the offensive zone, I couldn't see if an opposing player was behind me waiting at the red line (a big problem in online team matches).
However, I found there is a solution to the problem. You can swith, during matches, between locking the camera to the action or to your player. This is done with the SELECT button on the PS3 and the Back button on the 360. So if the puck is in the offensive zone and you lock the camera to your player; you will no longer see the puck if you skate back and enter the defensive zone (but a red marker representing the horizontal position of the puck handler); lock the camera to the action and you won't see your player (but a red marker representing you).
I usually switch to player lock when defending (or trailing an opponent) and to action lock when attacking.

The camera lock only works in BAP-mode and it doesn't work when you set the camera to High or Low.

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With the latest patch, the ref makes way more calls for interference, cross checking and slashing. This makes positioning even more important than before. Blocking the passing lanes is a very safe strategy, since you don't have to do anything except be in the right position, which is quite easy when you're not checking. You will automatically poke the puck away if the pass comes close enough to you. This is a good strategy to use when facing an opponent who does a lot of one-timers.

To successfully block passes:

a) Have two or more players in the passing lane - if you miss, your team mates might poke the puck away.
b) Move with very little speed, be still if possible, as this raises your chances of a successful block.
c) Have the blade of your stick in the passing lane.

In this clip I'm playing the center and I position myself in the middle slightly in front of my defenders.



Here's an example of what you can accomplish, outnumbred 2-1, just by being positioned right.

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Your gear is of importance when playing BAP and EASHL. If you're a defencemen you might want to choose a stick with a flex and curve that makes your shots harder and lower (good for deflections).
When it comes to the skates the radius of the blades affects your agility versus your speed.

There's a good article 'bout this at operationsports.

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When playing online many choose quick versus play. That’s fine but if you want some controll I suggest creating a session instead. This way you can set a filter for the DNF% and LVL-range of your opponent. It also means you will be playing as the home team (and thus you won’t have to change the home team perspective). Once set, your filter will be saved so you won't have to do this every time you create a game (you can of course change the settings if you want). Creating a session doesn’t take much longer than launching a quick versus and it’s just more fun if the games are evenly matched.

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Didn't think my team mate would get it in, but to my surprise he did. Lucky - yes - but still a nice goal.

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