vincent-praplan-goal-of-year

I know “Goal of the Year” is a big statement, but look at this goal and try to disagree.

Oh my god.

The Swiss player is Vincent Praplan of Brooks Laich’s old lockout team, the Kloten Flyers. The 20-year-old forward played last season with the OHL’s North Bay Battalion, tallying 53 points in 61 games, before returning to his homeland because he — go figure — couldn’t land a deal in another NHL team’s organization.

This was in a Champions Hockey League game between Kloten and HV71.

After doing a 360 at the blue line, lobbing the puck over a defenseman’s stick to himself, deke-ing the goaltender to the ice, and then scoring on his backhand, maybe somebody should call this guy. He went through four people. FOUR.

Wow.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    I Laich’d it.

  • GraboviMyBozak

    Is he a center? We need one of those…

  • Nathan DeBord

    What’s up with the guy in red that passed him the puck? Is that like a no-contact jersey?

  • David Weichert

    Probably the team leading scorer, I think the CHL does something where the leading scorer wears a special jersey and when they score, a donation is made to charity. Brooksie wore it during the lockout for a bit.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland
  • David Weichert

    Hooray for retaining random trivia but not useful things like where I parked my car.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Just hold down on that big red button on your key. You’ll find it then.

  • Catherine__M

    Yikes. Can we bring him for a tryout?

  • echodelta

    Where will the “shirts off party” section be at the Phone Booth this year?

  • Bilal
  • ThrowmetheWHIP

    Best piece of advice Trotz could pass to his players, “just press R or Z twice.”

  • VeggieTart

    Holy. Crap. That was SICK.

  • Stevarooni

    Yes nice to watch but not GOTYe imo.
    Ovi did it better against Hamrlik and I’ve even done it in rec league: convince the defender to go the wrong way at full speed then some form of spin and go. Then at speed, a move 1 way and then a shot the other vs goalie. The additional D man does add a complication here, but seriously, check out that D man’s defensive effort!

  • OvechkinFiresAndScores08

    Filthy goal is right.

  • OvechkinFiresAndScores08

    Hahaha.

  • yv

    Great goal by left-handler, reminds Ovis goal to Habs.
    But this video should be rated “R” because of uncommon language and brief nudity!

  • johnnymorte

    I am sold on this guy. Doing that at full speed is not a fluke. This guy should be invited to training camp.

  • GrnEggsNHam

    I always draft this stud in NHL 14’s BEAGM mode

  • Vicki Albarano Blucher

    it should be rated M for the absolute nasty sexual content of his stick handling and making everyone look like a fool, and all those broken ankles lol

  • Rhino40

    “Filthy” is absolutely goddamned right. Don’t let the Flyers sign this guy, heh.

  • Rhino40

    OMG StarFox!!!

  • Graham Dumas

    There are not enough swear words in the English language for me to describe how positively I feel about this image and/or piece of my childhood. There *are* enough in Russian; but I am boycotting that language for now.

    Suffice to say:

    http://cf.chucklesnetwork.com/items/3/6/8/1/4/original/i-dont-always-play-starfox-but-when-i-do-i-do-barrel-rolls.jpg

  • Roman Z.

    Why :( ?

  • Graham Dumas

    There’s no reason I can articulate without sounding dumb. Just very upset about what’s happening right now in Ukraine and unfairly conflating that with the Russian language… It’ll pass.

    That, and I don’t have anything good to read right now. Maybe will loop back to some Gogol.

  • CDizz

    Ohhhh you’re sooo cooooool

  • Doug

    But he’s right handed?

  • Stevarooni

    Very relevant point you make here, thanks for your contribution

  • Vicki Albarano Blucher

    GOT HEEEEM