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Stick Battles

COACHES: How engaged are you in teaching 1v1 stick battles?? With physicality in the game going down, the emphasis on stick battles is going up, especially in tight spaces. Check out Jeff Skinner on these two goals. Two stick battles won and then two beauties!
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Tracking

The word “TRACK” is reallllllly buzzy right now.  At the end of the day, it’s the same thing as what we learned…BACKCHECK. But now, tracking is taking more of a nuanced role in the game and is being talked about more strategically…rather than when I was growing up where backchecking was just something you did...
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Stretch Run Sacrifice

It’s that time of year.  The time of year where things start to pick up and start to get a little more serious. Especially in the 82-game grind of an NHL season…this is the time of year where details begin to matter a little bit more, physical and mental toughness begin to matter a little...
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Ozone

I played against Joe Pavelski in the USHL back in the early 2000s.  His Waterloo team ended my junior career in the playoffs. I played against Joe Pavelski in college three years later in the NCAA Tournament.  His Wisconsin Badgers beat us in triple OT to advance to the Frozen Four where they would eventually...
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Ready to Score

Everybody wants to score goals.  It’s what wins games, and gets the fans out of their seats.  But why is it so hard…and what can you do to put yourself in a position to score?? Looking at these two video clips, it tells an amazing story. You need to be READY to score.  If you...
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Hitting the Net

Hitting the net is one of the most effective, yet totally undervalued aspects of scoring goals.  And it’s one of the most frustrating aspects of the game for coaches when it isn’t accomplished.  Plainly, if the puck doesn’t hit the net…it ain’t going in! There’s a bit of a guideline that coaches like to use...
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Using Eyes for Deception

“Deception” is a huge buzzword in hockey circles today.  “Providing misinformation” to the defender while you have the puck or when you’re going to retrieve a puck is a habit that is becoming a staple in the hockey development world.  And for good reason, as it can be very beneficial during a game! When most...
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Using Crossovers

COACHES: How much are you emphasizing the use of crossovers in practice? Check out these goals from Draisaitl & Barzal last night. Zero strides as they rush up the ice…only crossovers. Crossovers can help you to gain speed & manipulate the D’s feet!
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Schrempy’s Take – A Toronto Maple Leafs PP Goal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a dominant power play.  There’s no question about it.  Here are few things that happen on this play that show the dynamics of why they can be so good. First off, Marner is a magician with the puck.  Between his entry pass to Tavares, and then his finding Kadri’s stick...
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