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The Regroup | Playing Forward in Today’s NHL

In Skills, The Regroup by Kelvin Cech

It’s a new month here at The Coaches Site and that means we’ve got a new theme.


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. It makes sense, because we spent the early 2000’s choking every drop of offense out of the game by working on our defensive zone coverage every day.

No more. Defense is boring. Offense is exciting. It takes five players to play offense, but it’s the forwards in the offensive zone who are responsible for making plays, moving the puck, and ultimately crashing the net.

Good job getting this far, why not take the season one step further? Let’s do this!


From last week, in case you missed it…

VIDEO | Shane Toporowski: How Skate Profiles Impact Development






Understanding Dopamine & How it Affects Your Coaching






Drill of the Week: Harpo 2on0 Net Drive






PODCAST | Ryan Hollweg & John Becanic: Breaking Down Forwards, Breaking Down Barriers






4 Habits of Your League’s Best Offensive Forwards





About the Author
Kelvin Cech

Kelvin Cech

Former editor in chief of The Coaches Site, current head coach of the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.


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