One of the most exciting new additions for NHL 21 is the “Michigan” skill move, so when the game’s closed technical test went live today, people understandably tried to pull it off.
However, it’s proving to be exceptionally difficult–so much so that some believe it might be bugged. Hockey YouTuber Nasher says he’s tried more than 500 times but hasn’t been able to do it. He even created a “dangler” build to give himself a greater chance, but it still isn’t working for him.
Has anyone pulled off the Michigan in #NHL21? Practice mode or in game?
I’m fine with it being difficult to pull off but I’m starting to believe that it’s bugged. I’m at 0/500 with a dangler build and have tried every timing imaginable, this can’t be right.
— Nasher (@TheNasher61) September 1, 2020
For what it’s worth, EA Sports said players should expect The Michigan to be an extremely difficult deke to pull off in NHL 21 to replicate the high degree of difficult of the real-life move. The studio has said it will use feedback from the closed tech test to tune this deke specifically, so whatever experience you get in the tech test may not reflect the final game.