Questions as you plan your offseason development


First: Are you getting the most from your time and effort?


By Jack Blatherwick
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Chip Kelly, coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and former coach of the University of Oregon Ducks, said this about every workout, even offseason strength training: “People should be able to come, observe you and in five minutes know what you stand for.”

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Pushing to the side


By Diane Ness


Understanding the physics of skating is very important. It’s important to understand how speed works while on skates. Very simply, if you are in shoes, you are moving your feet front to back. If you are on skates, you need to push out on your edge.

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This week's cover: March 12, 2015

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Officially Speaking: Feedback from USA Hockey


By Mark Lichtenfeld


Now that the 2014-15 winter season is in the books, it appears that USA Hockey is formulating plans to review and address the myriad of complaints which have been pouring in from disgruntled refs across the country. The issue, of course, is the USA Hockey referee registration process.

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A state title shared by father and son


Lakeville North’s Henry Enebak celebrated the Panthers’ state championship with his father, former Gopher Jake Enebak


By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

“Right at the beginning of the year, Coach Eigner came into the locker room and sat us down,” Henry Enebak was describing the Lakeville North High School hockey team’s season start. “He said we’d like to have a special year, and we want to do something special. He said he was talking to an NHL scout the night before. He told us, ‘The NHL scout said win every game, go 31-0. That will be doing something special.’ We all committed to doing that.”

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