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Encyclopedia > Deke (ice hockey)

Deke, sometimes known as a dangle, is an ice hockey technique which a player uses to get past an opponent. The term is a Canadianism formed by abbreviating decoy. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Abbreviation (from Latin brevis short) is strictly a shorter form of a word, but more particularly, an abbreviation is a letter or group of letters, taken from a word or words, and employed to represent them for the sake of brevity. ...


The basic deke is performed by pushing the puck forward or laterally with the forehand and catching it on the backhand. The position of the player performing the deke and the opponent determines where the puck will be moved and the speed. This basic deke can be used to move the puck out of reach of an opposing player, move the puck past the opposing player, or quickly change direction of the puck so the opposing player is caught out of position. Dekes are always used in combination with either a change of direction or speed, or both. Often a change in direction or a change in speed is enough to get past an opposing player, but dekes are in combination with these to better protect the puck and get by a defender. Two standard hockey pucks. ...


There are many advanced dekes that players use, and all are customized by the player to suit the situation and his playing style. One such deke is the toe drag, performed by pushing the puck forward with the forehand before quickly pulling it back with the toe of the blade. Dany Heatley toe-dragged past Rob Blake in the first period of the 2003 NHL All-Star Game and once the puck was back on his blade he quickly shot, putting the puck past Patrick Roy. Heatley played for the University of Wisconsin, where the triple deke is practiced often. Dany Heatley (born January 21, 1981, in Freiburg, Germany) is a Canadian professional hockey player. ... Robert Bowlby Blake (born December 10, 1969, in Simcoe, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, playing for the Los Angeles Kings. ... The 53rd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held during the 2002-03 NHL season, and took place at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida, the home of the Florida Panthers, on February 2, 2003. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) is a retired ice hockey goaltender and current co-owner, general manager, and head coach of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Another type of deke is called the weenie bash in which the player puts the puck between the opposing player's leg and pushes his way around the player to retrieve the puck. The name of this deke is derived from the fact that the opposing player looks like a weenie and the act of pushing around the player can be referred to as a Bash. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A large hot dog with ketchup A hot dog is classified as a type of sausage or, alternatively, a sandwich on a suitably shaped bun with the sausage and condiments on it. ...


In Canada, the term deke has come to broadly mean deceiving someone.


ALSO the triple deke made famous by the great Charlie Conway


 
 

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