Tips from the Stars

With Bill Guerin of the Dallas Stars and U.S. Olympic Team
Quickness and foot speed are two major criteria that truly separate the better players from the rest of the pack when it comes to skating. The players who possess quickness and foot speed outshine...
Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 10:08

With Erik Cole of the Carolina Hurricanes and U.S. National Team
Everybody loves to skate with the puck and stickhandle through the opposition defenses on the way to the net. Still, it’s much more effective if you let the puck do the work for you. Passing is...
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 10:38

With Adam Hall of the New York Rangers
Win the battles for the puck and there’s a strong chance you’ll win every hockey game. Nowhere is that battle more intense than in front of the net. Whether it’s setting a screen,...
Monday, January 5, 2009 - 13:19

With Scott Gomez
The snap shot is quicker than a wrist shot and more accurate than a slap shot. It’s probably the most widely used shot in hockey today. The most important attribute of a good snap shot is the...
Friday, December 5, 2008 - 13:31

With Drew Stafford of the Buffalo Sabres
Great goal scorers seem to have a knack for putting the puck in the net. The rest of us have to work at it. Seriously, the great goal scorers work just as hard on their shots. They just make it look...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 13:43

With Hal Gill
A one-on-one is the classic confrontation between you and your opponent. As a defenseman, you could be the only thing standing between the puck carrier and a great scoring opportunity. Tip #1 Gap...
Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 13:54

With Natalie Darwitz of the U.S. Women’s National and Olympic Team
You may have heard your coach say, “Keep your head in the game and don’t daydream.” Well, thinking about success can be the first step toward being successful. Sports psychologists...
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 14:07

With Bill Guerin of the San Jose Sharks
Skating is like anything else — the more you practice, the better you’ll be. If you’re not that great a skater, there are drills and exercises that can help you improve. When I was...
Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 13:03

with Brandon Bochenski
Dating back to his days at Blaine (Minn.) High School, Brandon Bochenski has always put the puck in the net. Now in his second season with the Boston Bruins, Bochenski looks to establish himself as...
Sunday, June 8, 2008 - 13:57

With Jason Blake of the Toronto Maple Leafs
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, April 8, 2008 - 14:39
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