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Forcing Us Back to Average

By: Topher Scott I heard this incredible saying the other day that I wanted to share with you all.  It’s a saying that I got from a podcast called “Born to Impact” that I listen to.  If you want to be inspired and really want to know what it takes to be great…this is a...
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Veterans & Remembrance Day

By: Topher Scott Veterans and Remembrance Days are ones of reflection and perspective. They are days to take a step back and appreciate the ultimate sacrifice that men and women in our countries have made so we can have what we have in our lives.  And when we take that step back we recognize that...
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The sport of hockey has given me my life. Literally. My Mom and Dad met because my Mom’s brother and my Dad played on the same college hockey team. Out of bounds, Dad? Oh yeah, probably…but I can’t throw stones because I’m actually here because of it. In all seriousness though, hockey has given me...
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“How Did We Get Here?”

By: A Frustrated Parent Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  Sadly, in this case, it’s not the sincerest and it isn’t flattery.  When I think of flattery, it has a positive connotation and when I think of sincerity, I think of someone actually caring about what’s going on.  As an employee for a hockey...
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Positivity, Perseverance, and A Call to The Show

By: Topher Scott Cole Bardreau just played in his first NHL game this past weekend for the New York Islanders.  I coached Barsy for four years at Cornell…and I have to say I got a little choked up when I saw the news.  In this post, I’ll explain why. The circumstances of the call up...
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Discipline…What is it?

By: Topher Scott The word “Discipline” too often comes with a negative connotation.  It’s used too frequently in a way that speaks to harshly holding people accountable…almost in the wrong way. But to me, discipline is not that at all.  Discipline is so much more valuable when it’s talked about in the right manner. And...
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A Call to Get Involved

By: Topher Scott One of the best parts of starting the Hockey Think Tank is having the ability to talk to so many awesome people about our game.  From grassroots all the way to the top, the past few years of exploration have been equally thought provoking, eye opening, and exhilarating. I love talking to...
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The Keys to Scoring Goals

By: Topher Scott Over the past month or so…I’ve been on a goal-scoring kick.  Not so much on the video front on how teams are scoring goals…but getting into the heads of elite scorers and asking them about their mindset. Admittedly, I was a pass-first player.  My shot was never anything great (I was told...
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Niklas Hjalmarsson

By Topher Scott One of my favorite things to do is watch players who are under the radar but they’re still…OH SO GOOD.  Guys that don’t get the fanfare like the stars and aren’t consistently on the scoresheet, but they are just as vital to a team’s success as the players putting up the points....
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