Tampa Bay Lightning’s Frantz Jean on Scouting Goalies

Frantz Jean on Scouting Goalies Goaltenders have some of the most interesting stories of all. And yeah, it might be because they’re a little off. But more likely it’s because they see the game from a perspective that’s just not normal for regular coaches. In fact, they see so much more of the game because […]

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Pro Players Panel with Natalie Spooner, Brendan Gaunce, & Mike Duco

“He knew he could push me vocally maybe moreso than some other players.” That’s Brendan Gaunce in the video below talking about his first season of professional hockey played for brand new Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Green with the Utica Comets. For Gaunce, the approach taken by Green to treat each player differently, as an […]

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Jay Woodcroft: Creating Offense From the Cycle

You can’t coach offense, right? Not the case, according to Jay Woodcroft of the Edmonton Oilers. The video excerpt below was captured just after Woodcroft and head coach Todd McLellan moved on from the offensive firepower of the San Jose Sharks to a hard-luck story in Alberta’s northern capital that would gift them some kid […]

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Dr. Justin Davis: Debunking the 10,000 Hour Rule

This is seriously madness. Weird science. The 10,000 hour rule is a myth? Come on. For years we’ve been teaching young hockey players about the value of repetition. Whether you’re taking a wrist shot or performing a breakout to the coach’s expectations, the more times you can repeat the skill or pattern, the more it will […]

Willie Desjardins – Building the Foundation for a Winning Team Culture

“Champions are made in empty gyms” – Muhammad Ali  Vancouver Canucks Head Coach Willie Desjardins opens his presentation with this quote from Muhammad Ali to emphasize that championship teams are created in practice and that, as a coach, what happens in practice is on your watch. Meaning you’re responsible for the actions, attitude and work […]

Roy Sommer – 20 Years a Shark: Lessons Learned

1996. That was the year Roy Sommers was hired by the San Jose Sharks as an assistant coach. It was also the year his daughter was born. Today he’s still employed by the same organization and his daughter is a junior in University. As Roy points out early in his presentation; time sure flies! After […]

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