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  • Building A Hockey Player, Gift By Gift

    So you have a young hockey player that is showing a real passion for the sport. You are a parent who wants to help your hockey hopeful along the way, but don't know where to start. As a former pro hockey player, I would like to give you some information that you may find useful when seeking a c...
  • 1 Minute to Go, Down 3 Goals – No Problem

    If I look back at the last three decades, both as a player and coach, I’ve witnessed some unbelievable comebacks in games. Some of the games we won, and there were a number of them where we lost. Whichever happened, you knew you were going to be either super jacked or incredibly disappointed. I...
  • What Makes a Player Stand Out in the Game of Hockey

    For the last decade, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the most talented hockey players in Minnesota. Being a stickhandling and shooting specialist, there is no doubt in my mind what separates the top players from the rest of their peers. When it comes to the game of hockey, there are a...
  • Getting Better Isn’t Glamorous

    One of my favorite pastimes, besides hockey, is watching movies. I recently watched Million Dollar Baby, with Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, and Morgan Freeman. It’s about an underdog amateur boxer, chasing her dream to become champion. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. This girl liv...
  • The Five Characteristics of a Great Hockey Leader

    If you have ever watched the NHL network nightly recap show “On the Fly,” you’ll repeatedly hear the analysts refer to players as great leaders. Often, these players are the captains or assistant captains of their respective teams. Do you have to wear a letter to be a great team leader?  The an...