Tips from the Stars

With Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild
One-touch passes are a great way to keep the opposition on their heels and you one step ahead of the play. Worked to perfection, a one-touch pass lets the puck do the work as opposed to you skating...
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 13:35
As a defenseman it’s my job to kick the offense into gear. That starts with picking up the puck in the defensive zone and starting the breakout. With the speed, skill and strength of NHL...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:50
With Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks and 2010 U.S. Olympic Team
There are situations when a coach will set aside time at the beginning or end of a practice to allow players to work on individual skills and have fun. What do you do when that opportunity presents...
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 09:11
With Brian Gionta of the New Jersey Devils
Brian Gionta may be small in stature (5-foot-7) but no one in the NHL plays with more heart. He enjoyed his best season in 2005-06, scoring 48 goals and 89 points. That same season, he was named to...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 09:13
With Jason Blake of the Toronto Maple Leaves
Talented and tenacious, Jason Blake enjoyed his best season as a pro last season with 40 goals and 69 points for the New York Islanders. A member of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team, Jason also skated for...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 13:35
With Erik Cole of the Carolina Hurricanes
The Oswego, N.Y., native’s hard-nosed play and ability to make things happen earned him a spot on the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team. He was also a member of 2005 U.S National Team, finishing second in...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 14:41

With Scott Gomez and Brian Rafalski, New Jersey Devils
A 2-on-2 is one of the most common plays in hockey, yet many orwards don’t know how to turn this even-man situation to their advantage. As a forward attacking the offensive zone, your goal is...
Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 10:03

With Chris Drury of the Buffalo Sabres
No matter the type of a forecheck your team employs, it’s important that everyone on the ice understands their roles and responsibilities when it comes to backchecking. Tip #1 You need to...
Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 11:47

With Brian Leetch of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Scoring chances are born out of the amount of time and space given to the team with the puck. Your job as a defender is to limit that time and space, forcing your opponent to give up the puck and put...
Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 11:34

With Tony Amonte of the Calgary Flames
When I was younger I didn’t really do much off-ice training and conditioning. I didn’t do things like plyometrics and aerobics. Heck, I didn’t even know what plyometrics were. All I...
Saturday, September 5, 2009 - 14:28
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