Video | San Jose Sharks Assistant Coach Dave Barr: Analytics and Post Game Analysis

The San Jose Sharks have been a regular season powerhouse since Joe Thornton first started growing a beard following his trade from the Boston Bruins. Year after year, the Sharks are a contender. That simply doesn’t happen in the long-term of the NHL if an organization isn’t able to adapt with the natural progression of […]

Greg Cronin: The PK Pushdown, Penalty Routes, & When to Pressure

Colorado Eagles head coach Greg Cronin takes immense pride in his responsibilities, primary among which was his dedication to the penalty kill in his four years as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders before moving to Colorado. As a specific special teams’ coach, there aren’t many better feelings than a successful PK or […]

Video | Paul Boutilier: How to Evaluate & Guide Hockey Players to Think & Play Fast

Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League, the farm team of the Ottawa Senators, is a hotspot for teaching young hockey players about the importance of playing fast. It sounds easy enough, but for Assistant Coach Paul Boutilier, playing fast on the ice all comes back to the amount of information retained off the ice. […]

Video | Brendan Taylor: Creating Offence Behind the Net

Ask a hockey coach if he or she would like to add more offence to their game strategy and you’re probably receive a peculiar look. More offence? Yes, of course. How? Every coach is looking for more offence, but these days it’s an incredibly broad term. “There are so many variables when you’re attacking in-zone. […]

VIDEO | Clips of Winnipeg Jets AC Todd Woodcroft’s Offensive Zone Entries

Something interesting happens about halfway through Todd Woodcroft’s presentation on the habits and tactics the Winnipeg Jets use to generate offense from zone entires. Andrew Copp, a speedy, average-sized left handed forward kicks a puck out right to a teammate in the wide right-wing lane after skating it over the blue line against the Nashville […]

33 Shots in a Period: Breaking Down Tampa Bay’s Historic Offensive Night

Let me first off thank everyone for such positive feedback from last year working with the Coaches Site. Having the opportunity to speak at the Team Snap Coaches Conference was certainly an informative and enjoyable experience. I look forward to continuing with the site and offering my thoughts on various topics relating to hockey IQ. […]

Video | Shane Toporowski: How Skate Profiles Impact Development

Sharpening skates has turned into a science in the past decade. What hockey coach among us hasn’t wondered if the players falling all over the ice in front of our eyes can’t be blamed on whoever sharpened their skates earlier? Shane Toporowski knows what it’s like to have the local farmer sharpen his skates. Player […]