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Hockey Habits

By: Topher Scott Habits are everything when it comes to individual and team development.  Below are five essential hockey habits that will produce success on the ice, both for individual players and for teams. These are qualities that should be stressed during daily practice, and we have broken them down into Team (Offensive), Team (Defensive),...
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Offsides

By: Denny Kearney As an eight year pro player there is something that I have to vent about that bothers me in the game: Players going offside. A lot more has been made of offside plays in the past few years, namely due to the NHL’s new review rule. A goal can be overturned due...
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Senior Night

By: Topher Scott Last Saturday was senior night at Cornell, and I have to say that I got a little emotional as I watched each player take their celebratory lap around the ice after a big win against a really good Union team.  It brought back so many great memories of my time coaching at...
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Shot Quantity vs. Shot Quality

Special Contributor – RJ Weise RJ Weise of puckpossessed.com is back for another edition of his incredible statistical breakdowns…with a twist.  This edition focuses on Shot Quality vs. Shot Quality and what they mean for the teams in the NHL this season. Below are the great breakdowns, and if you’d like more information from RJ’s...
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Denny Kearney – Hockey Round the World

By: Denny Kearney In my 8 years of pro hockey I have played in 9 different leagues in 7 countries for 11 different teams. All of this change of scenery is partly by design as me and my wife love experiencing different places and cultures. Some situations we had less of a say in but we...
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Schrempy’s Take – Simple Math

By: Robbie Schremp Hockey is a game of simple math. The best players in the game are the ones that can solve these equations quickly…and can also do them while using their skill at a high pace. The biggest way that players use simple math is in counting the amount of defenders/teammates in certain areas...
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NHL Player Nationalities

Special Contributor: RJ Weise We are really excited to have RJ back with one of his great posts! His interactive approach to some of the cooler stats in the NHL really make it fun for the readers.  Today’s topic is about where players in the NHL are coming from…and what the statistics show is really...
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Ryan Zapolski – New England College

By: Ryan Zapolski Hockey is for Everyone January 9th, 2014.  As a sophomore in college, I get a text from my then-assistant athletic director from high school, now mentor and friend, Caroline Heatley, “Hey, the Women’s Olympic Team needs some help, u in?”  Of course, I was in.  I was but a young sport management...
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Making Mistakes

By: Topher Scott As coaches, we preach to our players all the time about the importance of learning from our mistakes.  As coaches, we have to walk the same walk and grow from ours as well. Last week, I made a mistake in a tweet that I wrote regarding the video below…and I thought it...
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