Tag: NHL

Sidney Crosby

The Third Annual Top 50 NHL Players

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia is a town of just over 25,000 people. Yet somehow it has produced the greatest hockey player on the planet as well as the greatest teenage hockey player on the planet. Is there something in the water? Sidney Crosby maintains his spot as the top hockey player on the planet after capturing…




MIKE

Talking Hockey and Training with Penguins Strength Coach Mike Kadar

I was recently able to sit down and talk hockey and training with Pittsburgh Penguins strength coach Mike Kadar. In addition to being a Stanley Cup Champion, Mike has dedicated a lot of time to the development of CoreStix, a unique, innovative, and very effective product on the fitness market. Read on for more about…




Talking Hockey & Training with Ben Prentiss

Martin St. Louis. James van Riemsdyk. Matt Moulson. Max Pacioretty. Jonathan Quick. Brad Richards. Torey Krug. Ryan Shannon. Cam Atkinson. These guys train at Prentiss Hockey Performance each summer in order to get better.  Why? You would struggle to try and find a strength coach more passionate and knowledgeable about working with hockey players than…




A Behind the Scenes Look at the NHL Salary Arbitration Process

I was invited to take part in a mock NHL salary arbitration for the National Academy of Arbitrators’ annual convention (which was held in Vancouver this year) earlier this month. It was a week long conference that featured speakers on a broad number of topics, and this included sports arbitration. I played the part of…




The Second Annual Top 50 NHL Trade Value Rankings

Is Crosby still number one? Where does Ovechkin slot in? Lundqvist? Kessel? Datsyuk? Read on for my second annual Top 50 NHL Trade Value Rankings….




An Interview with Ryan Van Asten of the Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings were remarkably healthy during their recent Stanley Cup victory, and a large part of the credit for that goes to their strength and conditioning coach, Ryan Van Asten. Previous to his time in Los Angeles, he was the strength and conditioning coach for Hockey Canada, and he helped Canada’s National Women’s…