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YouTuber BaconCountry is back with a video talking about an under-utilized but powerful tool in EA Sports' NHL: the flip pass.

The flip pass, especially a longer one, involves you doing a flip over a longer distance which allows one of your players to get down to the ice and get the pass and (the hope is) a breakaway score. This doesn't work all of the time of course, but its one of those things you could always try to bust out when you are wanting to surprise a defense and loosen up the pressure a bit.

There is potential you'll get icing, and that's always possible with such a long pass in the game -- but the air time the puck gets usually means your player is in decent enough position to get the pass and try to get a breakaway score.

Of course, defending this is tough -- but not impossible, especially if you are playing someone online who insists on doing this a lot. And the success rate you'll have isn't near 100% on offense even when you catch the defense off guard. This is one of those moves many don't use a lot but it could be a good tool to have stored away in your arsenal to pull out a time or two a game.

What do you think? Have you used the long flip in NHL 17 to any success?

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# 1 jeebs9 @ 10/12/16 02:58 PM
I haven't used this. I love Bacon channel. But I don't know about this one. Guess I've never seen it in a actually game. That's kind of why I question a move like this. Like what kind of defense would stop this. Neutral zone trap?

But on the other hand. I'm new to this series after 15 years. So I should learn everything.

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# 2 Qb @ 10/12/16 03:31 PM
We ocassionally use this in EASHL if a team is really aggressive or after defensive zone draw wins on the PK.

I remember holding a one goal lead late against a tough team and going down 5-on-3. They pulled the goalie during the stoppage, I won the draw, D-man flipped it long, winger won the race and put it in the empty net. Game over.
 
# 3 ericromain @ 10/12/16 06:10 PM
I'll flip out of my own zone if I'm in the middle of a transition and already have people caught up ice in the neutral zone. It's a bit of a hail mary, but its a fast way to come back and might catch your opponent on their heels

I think that wide play in the video is pretty smart, but I think it would be cheap if an opponent used it every time the puck is in your end. I think it would make a good set-play to use a couple times a game.
 
# 4 snc237 @ 10/12/16 06:27 PM
Ya I been using this pass for a few years now. You have to use is selectively but it's viable if the opportunity arises.
 
# 5 skrody @ 10/13/16 11:43 AM
lol. this is what i hate about the game.

first three clips - goals scored the exact same.
 
# 6 Fiddy @ 10/13/16 12:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by skrody
lol. this is what i hate about the game.

first three clips - goals scored the exact same.
Exactly.

You wont see 3 goals like that all year in the NHL.
 
# 7 Millennium @ 10/13/16 12:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qb
We ocassionally use this in EASHL if a team is really aggressive or after defensive zone draw wins on the PK.

I remember holding a one goal lead late against a tough team and going down 5-on-3. They pulled the goalie during the stoppage, I won the draw, D-man flipped it long, winger won the race and put it in the empty net. Game over.
Your d-man is wise beyond his years.
 
# 8 BlacknBlue @ 10/13/16 01:51 PM
This game seems to believe it is easy to fly a puck over half of the length of the ice, with precision, and especially while moving and on the backhand.

Watch the cpu routinely clear the zone on the pk while using Murphy Dumps, no matter who the player is, the situation, pressured or not.

Flat puck with round edges, on a flat surface, and a curved stick. Not as easy as this game makes it out to be. Just another legacy issue that plagues this series.
 
# 9 jeebs9 @ 10/13/16 06:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by skrody
lol. this is what i hate about the game.

first three clips - goals scored the exact same.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiddy
Exactly.

You wont see 3 goals like that all year in the NHL.
I had a little back and forth with Bacon in the comments about the same thing.
 
# 10 Arod2k9 @ 10/24/16 12:04 PM
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