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The 7 Deadly Sins of DZone Exits & NZ Entries

Top teams are able to exit their defensive zone and enter/exit the neutral zone with speed and puck control. There are good reasons for their consistent and effective execution in these two zones. If you’re interested in improving your own play in these two zones there are some pitfalls you need to avoid. It is […]

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 […]

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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Could Hockey’s Best Defensemen be Hockey’s Best Forwards?

Today’s article is a special contribution from Gus Katsaros. Young skilled defensemen are stepping into the NHL earlier and more developed than ever. Capable of a rover style, they’re integrating into more offensive chances and making impacts at a younger age with more offensive skillsets. Developing better rover defensemen should also require teaching forwards more […]

Drill of the Week: Rochester 2 vs 1 or 3 vs 1

Drill Description: D1 passes to F1 and skates to the top of the circle then retrieves dump from F1 F1 gets across to take EITHER the far lane or the middle lane F2 comes from the other line and fills the empty lane by F1 D1 makes a breakout pass to F1 or F2 and […]

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. […]

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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