The Hockey PDOcast

Episode 371: Game of Skill

Episode Summary

Darryl Belfry joins the show to discuss his experiences working with the best players in the NHL, how stars use the offseason to work on their game and acquire new skills, and all of the different things that go into skills training at the highest level. Topics include: 2:00 Process of adding tools during the offseason 8:00 Crosby's endless pursuit of getting better 14:00 How MacKinnon fixed his shooting % 22:00 Different components that go into shooting the puck 32:00 Incorporating skills training into game situations 42:00 Performance indicators that'll translate to next level 53:00 Playing fast vs. skating fast, and the perception of speed