Monthly archives: June, 2012

Zack Kassian

Zack Kassian and Overcoming Adversity

Zack Kassian could be described as one of many things, depending on who you ask. A thug. A talented young forward. A malicious hitter. Misunderstood. Overhyped. Underrated….



Hard Working Willie Mitchell

                      Willie Mitchell is one of the best defensive defensemen in hockey. All it took was 719 NHL regular season games, 71 NHL postseason games, and stops in New Jersey, Minnesota, Dallas, Vancouver, and Los Angeles for most people to find out. Wherever he has…




Chatting with Dallas Stars Prospect Brenden Dillon

I sat down with Brenden Dillon to discuss his unique path to the professional level, the turning point in his career, and which current NHL defenseman he tries to model his game after….




Alain Vigneault and Cognitive Biases

Alain Vigneault is far from perfect. He has angered past (Cody Hodgson) and present (Ryan Kesler) Canucks with his comments on injuries and injury recovery. He incorrectly assumed Daniel Sedin’s concussion was minor (let’s remove ‘minor concussions’ from our vocabulary while we’re at it), failing to plan for a postseason without Daniel….



Jamie Benn Dallas

Jamie Benn – A Superstar is Born

When I went to watch the visiting Kelowna Rockets play the Vancouver Giants during the 2007-08 WHL season, I was excited at the opportunity to see two of the top draft-eligible defensemen for 2008 – Tyler Myers and Luke Schenn. It was impossible to miss either of them on the ice – Myers, a 6-7…




My 10 Favourite Fitness & Nutrition Websites

There are countless writers, trainers, nutritionists, and doctors who cover fitness and overall well-being on the internet. Here are 10 of my favourites:…