The Regroup | Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

The beginning of December marks an important milestone on the hockey calendar: it’s the officially unofficial halfway point of the hockey season. Depending on where you coach, you might be shocked to hear that your work is half-done, but it’s the truth. Why? Because once the holidays have come and gone it’s going to be […]

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The Regroup | Creating Offense & Eliminating Entitlement in Minor Hockey

From Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach Todd Woodcroft to the on-ice creativity created by Mississauga Steelheads Assistant Coach Brendan Taylor, we’ve covered the entire ice surface when it comes to increasing offense. Behind the net, off zone entries, and even through the hands of the league’s best defensemen (who also might be the league’s best forwards […]

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The Regroup | What Are Your Team’s Priorities During the Mid-Season Stretch?

Here in the lower mainland these days there are plenty of excuses to be grumpy. It’s dark in the morning, it’s dark in the afternoon, it’s raining, it’s gloomy, the humid air sneaks into your bones and grans hold with an unbreakable iron grip – what are we talking about? It’s hard to focus. Imagine […]

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The Regroup | Creating Offense as a Team & as Individual Hockey Players

Whether you’re coaching an individual player in a one on one session or you’re barking orders from the bench, you’re probably looking for the same thing as every other hockey coach out there. Goals. It’s the metric upon which games are won and lost, championships secured, and jobs retained. The thing about goals though is […]

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The Regroup | Playing Forward in Today’s NHL

It’s a new month here at The Coaches Site and that means we’ve got a new theme. Forwards. The game has undergone a renaissance in the past few years when it comes to puck possession and playing the game with speed and urgency. Never before have coaches done as much in practice to encourage offense. […]

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The Regroup | Accepting the Terrifying Trends in Today’s Defensemen

A beautiful and hilarious scene played out last week as the Carolina Hurricanes travelled to Columbus, Ohio, to open their season against the Blue Jackets. It also happened to be the first game behind the bench (ever) for Carolina’s new head coach Rod Brind’Amour. When a failure in Nationwide Arena’s lights put the puck drop […]

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The Regroup | Playing Defense in the Offensive Zone

Play fast! Tell your D to join the rush! Stick on puck! We all know how crucial defensemen are not only to our teams’ defensive zone, but to the offensive action at the other end of the rink as well. It’s no secret that hockey players like Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns are getting paid […]

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The Regroup | Coaching the Modern Defenseman

Predictions for Stanley Cup champions are starting to roll in all over the hockey landscape and if you pay attention (or you were anything other than a goal scoring forward during your playing days), you’ll notice a common theme amongst all the picks. Defensemen. What do the Nashville Predators have in common with the Winnipeg […]

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