VIDEO | Calgary Flames Head Coach Bill Peters: Are Your Players Aware?

“There’s a guy on a national broadcast who talks about faceoffs being overrated.” That’s then Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Bill Peters speaking at the American Hockey Coaches Association AGM a couple years back. It’s a great way to kick off a presentation, because the audience can already get a sense for Peters’ confidence, passion, and […]

VIDEO | Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon On Habits for Defensemen

“Every time you take a stride with the puck, the picture changes.” For me, the most helpful part of attending coaching conferences in the summer is the inevitable terminology that sticks in your brain. These days I’m responsible for defensemen in my current position, it’s three years in and I’m still using terminology that I […]

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VIDEO | 1on1 With TSN’s Dave Poulin at the OMHA AGM

“In other years they tried to find perfection instead of finding the perfect team. This year they sought the perfect team.” That was Dave Poulin in an interview with Coaches Site founder Aaron Wilbur at the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s Annual General Meeting last week in Toronto. Dave spoke on behalf of the Coaches Site […]

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Defense Away From the Puck: Angle Gapping

The best way to describe today‚Äôs game is FAST, FAST, FAST. Combine the individual speed of the player and the overall speed of the game and you have a very fast sport. This abundance of speed is now making it increasingly difficult to defend in the old traditional standard. No longer can teams just retreat […]

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Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz: Managing a Stanley Cup Champion Bench

Managing a bench in the National Hockey League is the most important responsibility of Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz. But for Trotz, that bench management begins long before the game starts. It begins before the season starts as well. The Capitals’ bench management is the product of improving, tweaking, and moulding team culture – […]

VIDEO | Goalie Body Mechanics & Eye Trajectory with Sean Murray

“That’s why guys like Pekka Rinne use shorter sticks.” Building relationships with goaltenders is one of the most challenging parts of the Head Coach’s job description. This is something Goaltending Coach Sean Murray has spoken to at our conference in the past. For starters, no two goalies in hockey are created equally. Far from it. […]

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