With NHL development camps over, coaches around the internet are sharing videos and drills they saw and discussing how to bring them into their practice plans.
If NHL teams are running these drills, they must be good, right?!
I am not one to say I know more than any NHL level coach, and even a coach running a bad drill will likely forget more about the hockey than I currently know, but that doesn’t mean they get it right every time.
And some of the drills from these camps prove it, while others are great and highlight the direction the sport has been going for years and is now breaking through at the highest levels of the game.
The Bad from NHL Development Camps
This drill, run by the Boston Bruins works on puck protection, but lacks any sense of urgency or game-like scenario that puts any real pressure on the defender.
The puck carrier is able to protect the puck without a defender giving much challenge, so you’re not able to see how the player really handles the challenge, and the player trying to get the puck is not actually trying. So you end up with two players giving a lackluster performance and then just easily driving to the net for an unenthusiastic shot.
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