Sometimes it just doesn’t work out…

As you will read below, I had a pretty sucky day on Tuesday…but then I woke up this morning and had a friend request on FB from Tim Thomas (yes THAT, Tim Thomas – and HE wanted to me my friend), looks like the tide is turning 🙂 …okay on to my story… I hear it…

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The 2 Ways Off-Season Hockey Training Leads To Injury

You’ve made it this far, so please make sure you read the entire article and read it with an open mind, don’t just say to yourself, “I would never do that” and dismiss the message. So here they are the two ways off-season hockey training leads to injury… NUMBER ONE: You do too much too…

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Here’s what to do for the first two weeks after your season ends…

Well, first of all, I am sorry – no one wants their season to be over quite this early. You are probably either feeling super motivated to work you @ss off and bring better things for next season or you are bummed beyond belief and you don’t even want to think about hockey until June.…

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Conspiracy Against Goalies

The conspiracy against goalies is coming to your league. Is this another ‘vast right wing conspiracy’ focused on goaltenders this time? Do you ever feel like the NHL is out to get you? They want more scoring and the only way to do that is to make you look bad. Not always, but when the…

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3 must do goalie exercises for in-season training

IF…you were only going to do 3 exercises during your goalie workouts this in-season, these would be them. Now, I know you are not only going to do three exercises all in-season (are you?)…but if you are, these are them 🙂 When I try to pick only three, I need to go with what I…

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McKichan on the brain :)

Well, I was going to post an article on how we use heart rate monitors at RevCon today, but I woke up this morning with Steve McKichan on my brain…does that sound weird? Yeah, I thought so. Let me explain… Last week I did an interview with Steve, then on Monday I hit the ice…

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Strongman Forearm Strength For Goalies

Imagine my surprise when I saw an email from Louis Cyr in my inbox!   For those of you who don’t know Louis Cyr – he is one of the most famous strongmen ever to live! I was surprised to get the email because he lived during the mid-1800’s into the early 1900’s  🙂 …clearly…

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How To Keep Your Glove Hand Up

Over the weekend I was re-reading an article in In Goal Magazine by Sean Murray on glove positioning. It is well worth a read and now that I have donned the pads (up to the 9th worst goalie in the world now) – it was really helpful to read about keeping an ‘active elbow’ rather…

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Q&A: The one about why coaches make certain decisions and speed

So, I was cleaning out the vault the other day and came across a few questions that were in the corner under some boxes of hockey tape, so I pulled them out, dusted them off and here are the answers for you. Aaa-chhooooo! (whew! It’s dusty in that vault) You can watch the video to…

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EOTW: Beat Shoulder Fatigue When Passing The Puck

You don’t spend a lot of time passing the puck in a game, but being great at handling the puck certainly increases your versatility. You do have time for practicing your stickhandling and passing in practice (or you should), so let’s make sure you can do that without fatigue affecting your precision. NOTE: I am…

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