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Strength Training Benefits For Hockey Players

December 21, 2012 Hockey Blogs, Players No Comments
We’ve reached a point in time where training for hockey off the ice is a must if you’re looking to go places in your hockey career. Sure there’s the odd exception to the rule, where a phenom comes along once every 10 or 15 years that just seems to have the natural ability and skills that were meant for big time hockey. But if you have any fantasies about playing big-time hockey, I wouldn’t count on yourself being that exception.

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Goal Celebrations: Please make it stop

November 13, 2012 Coaches, Hockey Blogs, Players No Comments
I've been coaching and watching a lot of youth hockey lately and it's killing me to watch these kids celebrate.  It's a TEAM game.   For the love of all things that are right in this world, please celebrate with your team and don't make a spectacle of yourself.  It's not cute, it's not cool.  Congratulate the guy who sent you the puck and move on.  It's not about you.  This weekend I watched a kid after scoring his umpteenth goal, try to flip his stick over and and shoot it while on one foot and face plant directly into the ice.  My first thought was, well, never mind on that.  I was stunned at the amount of people watching that thought it was great.

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Team Leadership

I've had the pleasure of coaching some really good teams that were pretty talented over the last few years but each has fallen short for various reasons.  This year was puzzling to me as I struggled to wrap my head around the team I saw winning games week in and week out.  Now you may say, why struggle if they are winning games?   Well, I saw a team that lacked leadership.  A team without a player who took control.  Even at a young level, the coach can't control everything.  The team needs a player or two that are in charge on the deck, in the locker room and even at practice.

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At Forward with Ulf Dahlen

December 1, 2011 Players No Comments

At forward with Ulf Dahlen
By Rob Keast

 

When Ulf Dahlen goes into the corner for a loose puck, he always seems to come out with it. Considered one of the top puck-protection men in the league, Dahlen says the main reason for his success is that he is comfortable playing the puck with his skates.

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Larry Murphy: To the Hall of Fame Quietly

November 29, 2011 Players No Comments

Larry Murphy: To the hall of fame quietly
By Sam Laskaris

This first appeared in the 01/1996 issue of Hockey Player Magazine®

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Murphy’s Law—you know, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong”—certainly doesn’t apply to Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner Larry Murphy. Since breaking into the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings in 1980, Murphy, who was born in Scarborough, a city just east of Toronto, has been one of the most competent and dependable defensemen around. … Continue Reading

Ulf Samuelsson: It’s all about winning

November 21, 2011 Players 2 Comments

Ulf Samuelsson: It’s all about winning
By Stan Fischler
Nov 6, 2001, 20:24

 

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At Forward with Bob Corkum

November 16, 2011 Players No Comments

At forward with Bob Corkum
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 19:52

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Ron Francis: Unsung MVP

November 10, 2011 Players No Comments

Ron Francis: Unsung MVP
By Stan Fischler
Nov 6, 2001, 19:33

 

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Dave Taylor: The King at 17

November 3, 2011 Players No Comments

Dave Taylor: The King at 17
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 07:23

 

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Robitaille: Lucky AND Good

October 27, 2011 Players No Comments

Robitaille: Lucky AND good
By Alex Carswell
Nov 6, 2001, 06:47

 

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