Ep.397: An Avalanche of Talent

Jack Han joins the show to discuss the Colorado Avalanche, why they’ve been steamrolling teams so far this season, and what we can learn from their success.

  • Why we’re interested in learning from the Avalanche
  • Adjustments they’ve made to their playing style
  • Having good players, and getting the most out of them
  • Their improved defensive metrics this season
  • The interplay between defense and offense
  • Aggressively defending the blueline, forcing dump-ins
  • The ‘neutral zone regroup’
  • Snowball effect of shifts and concept of momentum
  • Role coach plays on highly talented teams
  • Creating environment that young players can step into
  • Their team-building approach
  • Respond to playoff disappointment and getting lucky

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