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 […]

VIDEO | Chris Hartsburg at the 2018HCC: How to Build a Team

There are still surprises in this game. With the advent of modern technology to track player movements, the development of advanced analytics, and the focus on intricate skill development models, it’s nice to know there are coaches out there who still prioritize the health and wellness of the human being first, the hockey player second. […]

VIDEO | How Sidney Crosby Protects the Puck

Players struggle to protect the puck in the corners for many different reasons. You probably wonder how players like Sidney Crosby can just so effortlessly keep the puck in the corners without ever seeming like they will lose it. The Crosby Protection formula works even though Sidney is not the biggest guy when it comes […]

The Erik Karlsson Deception Guide

What makes Erik Karlsson so deceptive with the puck? What allows him to deke players out on a consistent basis? After spending thousands of hours studying NHL deception mechanics and puckhandling patterns, I realized that Mr. Karlsson not only showed up in my analysis on a consistent basis, he was successful more than almost any […]

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The Art of Winning Puck Battles With Your Hips

How do players with amazing battling abilities keep control of the puck in tight situations. How do they emerge victorious, puck on their stick, from almost every corner battle? How does Sidney Crosby effortlessly fend off the best defenders in the NHL? How do smaller players win the puck in the corners against that bigger […]

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 […]