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Perspective

By: Topher Scott Perspective is one of the most powerful tools in our arsenal.  Having the ability to take a step back or to walk in someone else’s shoes…it’s amazing how much that can do for our mind, body, and soul. But perspective is also something that you have to seek out.  It’s not just...
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5 Biggest Takeaways from “The Last Dance”

By: Topher Scott I grew up in Chicago in the 90’s. The Bulls were a HUGE piece of my childhood.  I can remember exactly where I was when Jordan won his first title.  When he had the 3 point “shrug” game against Portland.  When Paxson hit the game-winner.  When Kerr hit the game-winner.  The sick…err…food...
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ACCESS THE HOCKEY THINK TANK VAULT

Dear Hockey Community, Missing the game? Yeah, me too. But we’ve been working behind the scenes to provide some awesome stuff for you.  While we haven’t been able to be in the rinks, we’ve been hard at work putting a ton of content together  to keep everyone active and excited about the game. We started...
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A Magical National Championship Season

By: Topher Scott In previous blogs and on my podcast, I’ve often referenced a magical season while playing for the Chicago Young Americans in the early 2000’s.  It was a year we only lost four games, won the National Championship, and had almost our entire team move on to play at high levels of hockey....
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Florence Schelling named First Woman GM of a Top Men’s Team

  By: Topher Scott The hockey world achieved an incredible milestone last week with Florence Schelling being named the first women’s GM of a top level men’s professional team. And I have one thing to say about that… It’s About Time. Hockey is a sport that could use an injection of diversity…and this hire is...
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Top 10 Ingredients of Championship Teams

By: Topher Scott I’ve always been really interested in the “why” of winning.  What is it about certain teams that really make them special?  It’s so hard to win a championship, or win consistently…it takes a lot of people pulling in the same direction and a lot of things going right to be able to...
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Finding Appreciation In a Time of Uncertainty

By: Topher Scott It’s a crazy time right now in the world.  The way this Coronavirus continues to spread through our communities makes for a lot of uncertainty…and hopefully I’m wrong but I think we’re going to be strapping in for a new-normal for quite some time. On the flip side (sorry I have to...
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Thoughts from Ken Baker’s Podcast

Former College and Professional Goalie Turned Author Ken Baker Talks About His Hockey Memoir and Lessons Learned From a Life in Hockey Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-95-ken-baker/id1441154730?i=1000467864294 Acclaimed author Ken Baker recently sat down with The Hockey Think Tank Podcast not to talk about X’s and O’s, but rather the life-long lessons everyone can learn from playing the...
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Sitting in Someone Else’s Shoes

By Topher Scott “You don’t sit in someone else’s shoes.” It’s an incredible saying that gets to the root of a lot of issues that we have with one another.  At times it’s easy to sit up on our high horse and heave accusations about what other people do…but at the end of the day...
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