Chris Pryor

Respect

 

By Chris Pryor

 

Everyone loves to be respected, but this is something that isn’t given. You have to earn it. For whatever sport you’re playing, respect is the ultimate accolade.

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Offense and defense

 

By Chris Pryor

 

We have all been raised as players to want to score goals. But as important as it is to score, it is as important to defend. There are, and have been, many good players that have played or are still playing in the NHL that are real good offensive guys but never won a thing. Why is that? Wrong place at the wrong time? Bad luck? Maybe, or maybe there’s more to it than that.

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The Tournament

 

By Chris Pryor

 

The Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament is like no other high school tournament in the country and for all intended purposes, the world. Maybe I’m just biased, and I know I have written similar comments in earlier articles, but it does deserve all the accolades it receives.

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Making the cut

 

By Chris Pryor

 

Imagine if we made every team that we ever tried out for? What if you’ve never had the feeling of getting cut or not seeing your name on that final list? What if you never experienced failure? At the time it’s painful, but it’s what you do after you experience failure that counts most.

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May the best TEAM win

 

By Chris Pryor

 

We have seen it over and over again at all different levels in every sport. The best TEAM usually comes out on top. How many times in pro sports have the teams with the biggest payrolls come up with the most underachieving seasons? Or vice versa, the team with a bunch of hungry players make it way beyond any of the experts’ predictions.

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