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 | Todd Woodcroft: Creating Offense From Zone Entries

Watching the rise of the Winnipeg Jets has been a treat for hockey fans and coaches in the Manitoba capital for a few seasons now, so you can imagine the excitement of seeing them in action, in games and practices, every day. Assistant coach Todd Woodcroft is one of the people responsible for flying the […]

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 […]

Video | Mike Weaver & the Art of the 1on1 for Defensemen

Friend of the website Mike Weaver hopped on the ice at our 2018 Hockey Coaches Conference in Toronto this past summer, and it was a valuable session for the packed house in attendance. We have to concentrate on a forward’s speed when he’s coming out of the zone.  Focused on the art of the 1on1, […]

VIDEO | Glen Gulutzan: How to Develop the Complete Defenseman

Former Calgary Flames head coach and current Edmonton Oilers assistant coach Glen Gulutzan delivered an ideal presentation for this month’s focus on defensemen. He’s been around the block now, with stops in Vancouver and Dallas, so Glen has seen a clear progression in National Hockey League D-men. So where do we start? “Defense starts at […]

VIDEO | Marc Crawford on How to Coach Millenials

There’s a terrifying word for coaches starting their season right at the end of the minor hockey years: millennial. Fortunately for the attendees of this year’s #2018HCC, Ottawa Senators Assistant Coach Marc Crawford brought along his two millennial children. Both perspectives, right? Katie Crawford, a volleyball player at the University of British Columbia, efficiently outlined […]