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This week's cover: December 18, 2014

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Give the gift of love ... and free time

 

By Kevin Hartzell
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

The holiday season brings many of us back home to share in the love and joy of family. It is a great time of year. I cannot think of anything more important.

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Unique and critical coaching situations (part 2)

 

By John Russo
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

 

Last week, I laid out 14 critical coaching times and situations that coaches must prepare for in games. This week we will take a close look at situations 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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Catching up with Jack McCartan

St. Paul native Jack McCartan fell into the goalie position and turned it into an Olympic and pro hockey career

 

By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Guest Columnist

Before USA Hockey’s current generation of elite goaltenders, there was a guy from Boston University named Jim Craig. And before Craig there was a youngster from St. Paul and the University of Minnesota named Jack McCartan (born August 5, 1935). A select few have played in goal for Team USA at the Olympics. Each generation has placed the hopes and fate of the U.S. Olympic  Hockey Team ultimately on the shoulders of these individuals. 

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Hockey: An easy game to play ... from the stands

 

By Hal Tearse
 

As the new year approaches, the interest in watching hockey increases to a fever pitch. There are many discussions in the stands about the various teams and the players. Many definitive statements are uttered a loud, many of them wrong or unfair to the players.

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