The Regroup | Playing Defense in the Offensive Zone

Play fast! Tell your D to join the rush! Stick on puck! We all know how crucial defensemen are not only to our teams’ defensive zone, but to the offensive action at the other end of the rink as well. It’s no secret that hockey players like Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns are getting paid […]

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Why Should We Use Advanced Stats in Hockey? A Simple Explanation of Analytics

Photo: Bob Frid Images If only were as easy as counting goals and assists. Well, a lot goes into how goals are scored. Advanced statistics attempt to measure the contributions to offense and defense that don’t show up on the official scoresheet. In a game as fast as hockey, advanced statistics are used to quantify […]

VIDEO | Jay Woodcroft on Building the Fastest Hockey Team Ever Assembled

Watching the speed of the Stanley Cup final, in particular the pace at which the Vegas Golden Knights track down pucks, forecheck, backcheck, and generally process the game, it’s never been more obvious that playing fast is the name of the game. Every coach talks about it. Every coach has his or her own definition […]

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Coldham Playoff Breakdowns | NCAA Frozen 4 Notre Dame vs Minnesota Duluth

Image courtesy of the Saint Paul Patch The University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) defeated the University of Notre Dame (UND) 2-1 in this year’s Frozen Four Championship Game. Strategy & Tactics Both teams played a sound defensive game, defending the neutral zone and protecting the middle of the ice. Players on both teams demonstrated inside out […]

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The Regroup | Comparing the Predators & Jets’ Powerplays on Game 7 Eve

Welcome to an early advanced edition of next week’s Regroup. We couldn’t wait. It’s a big night in the NHL. Game 7. This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs have been nothing if not dramatic. You’ve got Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals finally slaying their white whale, or in this case, penguin – you’ve got the […]

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