Who knew that hockey had an equivalent to soccer's panna?
In the following video, you can clearly see a player slide the puck around a defender, then pick it back up once he's past him. It's a small step to go from "around the defender" to "between the defenders legs." And bam - the hockey panna becomes a thing I didn't know existed until today.
And apparently, thanks to EA Sport's innovative skill stick introduced in NHL 07
, you can pull it off on you favorite videogame console in every version since up, to and including the not-yet-released NHL 13
However, now EA is teasing the next
big innovation in virtual ice hockey. What is it? I don't know. They haven't told anyone yet. You'll just have to check back for part 2 of Road to NHL 13
on Wednesday and part 3 on Friday.