Ep.129: Hockey’s Equivalent of a Chess Match

Jack Han joins the show to discuss how the conventional forechecks team use have changed over time, and how the breakout schemes to combat them have adapted in turn. We also discuss the concepts of ‘total hockey’, how a coach can tinker with pace depending on the players available, and what to look for when breaking down film.

Here’s a quick rundown of the topics covered:

1:15 How different forechecks have changed the transition game
8:40 Gabriel Landeskog’s stunted development
14:08 Putting players in positions to succeed
17:30 Playing slow vs. fast
25:00 What’s the next area for us to focus on?

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