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Shooting to Score is NOT Always the Best Option

This may sound strange but there are certain opportunities during a game where shooting to score is not the best option. As an alternative, shooting for a rebound or pass off the pads (P.O.P.) is much more effective. I'll tell you why...
Why Shooting to Score is NOT Always the Best Option By Tyler Hinds, there's something beautiful about a well-executed P.O.P. (@THinds3) Before I get going, I'd like to start b… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/shooting-score-not-always-best-option/

10 ProTips from Hockey's Most Traveled Player

Having played in every top league in the World and having been coached by over 30 professional coaches along the way, taking personal experiences and conversations with some bright minds in hockey, I've decided to write down some good tips for coaches (an…
10 ProTips from Hockey's Most Traveled Player By Jeff Ulmer; father, husband, & hockey player (@JeffUlmer44) Having played in every top league in the World and having been… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/10-protips-hockeys-most-traveled-player/

CBJ are Chasing History

With a win tomorrow night, the Columbus Blue Jackets will tie an NHL record held by the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins for 17 straight wins. Here's why they've been so successful.
CBJ are Chasing History Tyler Hinds, fire the cannon! (@THinds3) With a tomorrow night over the Washington Capitals, the Columbus Blue Jackets will tie an NHL record set by th… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/cbj-are-chasing-history/

Win New Pond Hockey Gear!

The ProSmart crew wants to wish everyone a happy holiday season by offering the hard working minor hockey players, parents, coaches, managers, volunteers, & board members the opportunity to win a brand new set of CCM pond hockey gear & 1 of 5 signed NHL j…
Win New CCM Gear & Signed NHL Jerseys By Tyler Hinds, do you play on the ODR or frozen pond? (@THinds3) The ProSmart crew wants to wish everyone a happy holiday season by offe… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/win-new-pond-hockey-gear/

ProSmart's Pond Hockey Contest

Sign-up and submit multiple entries for a chance to win the grand prize of brand new CCM Super Tacks skates, CCM Quicklite gloves, CCM stick of your choice, and 1 of 5 signed NHL jerseys to use on the frozen pond.
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ProSmart's Pond Hockey Contest

Sign-up and submit multiple entries for a chance to win the grand prize of brand new CCM Super Tacks skates, CCM Quicklite gloves, CCM stick of your choice, and 1 of 5 signed NHL jerseys to use on the frozen pond.
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ProSmart's Pond Hockey Contest

Sign-up and submit multiple entries for a chance to win the grand prize of brand new CCM Super Tacks skates, CCM Quicklite gloves, CCM stick of your choice, and 1 of 5 signed NHL jerseys to use on the frozen pond.
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ProSmart's Pond Hockey Contest

Sign-up and submit multiple entries for a chance to win the grand prize of brand new CCM Super Tacks skates, CCM Quicklite gloves, CCM stick of your choice, and 1 of 5 signed NHL jerseys to use on the frozen pond.
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How Not to Lose a D-Zone Face-Off

It is difficult to control a hockey game if your team has less puck possession than your opponent. Puck possession begins with the drop of the puck at a face-off (intermission, whistle, or goal) and if there's one time you don't want to lose a face-off cl…
How NOT to Lose a D-Zone Draw By Tyler Hinds, a clean FO win for the OT gee dub (@THinds3) It is difficult to control a hockey game if your team has less puck possession than … http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/how-not-lose-d-zone-face/

#TBT to the Kids from Team North America

#TBT to the Kids from Team North America By Tyler Hinds, old enough to know better (@THinds3)   at least we stole the show from buckymyhero on 8tracks Radio. http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/tbt-kids-team-north-america/

Always Secure the Door!

Kris Letang is one of the most valuable defensemen in the league and he was almost sidelined because the bench door wasn't secured properly. For player safety this should never happen at any level of hockey, especially not the NHL.
Always Secure the Door! By Tyler Hinds, will somebody please think of the children! (@THinds3) Monday night, we almost witnessed the reigning Stanley Cup Champion's stud defen… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/always-secure-door/

Laine's Goal Scoring Ability

With the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets would like to select Patrik Laine from Tappara of the Finnish Elite League. This 18 year old phenom is currently leading the NHL in goals, here's why...
Laine's Goal Scoring Ability By Tyler Hinds, become a multi-dimensional goal scorer (@Thinds3) With the 2nd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg Jets are pro… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/laines-goal-scoring-ability/

How did Lundqvist do that?

Tyler Hinds - Robby Fabbri was sprung on a breakaway the other night against the New York Rangers. Here are the 3 things Henrik Lundqvist did to deny Fabbri.
How did Lundqvist do that? By Tyler Hinds, real glovely King Henrik (@THinds3) Robby Fabbri, a sophomore in the NHL, had a terrific rookie season and nearly reached the 20 go… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/lundqvist-flashes-leather-prosmart-hockey/

TML's Young 1-3-1 Power Play

Tyler Hinds - Not surprising that we're seeing goals like this from the young talent on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here's how Matthews, Kadri, & Nylander setup this beautiful power play goal.
TML's Young 1-3-1 Power Play By Tyler Hinds, one PPG a day keeps the trade rumours away (@THinds3) With only half a dozen NHL games under his belt, it is quite remarkable what… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/tmls-young-1-3-1-power-play/

McDavid-Nurse Connection

Tyler Hinds - Darnell Nurse steps out of the box and joins Connor McDavid on a 2-on-1 rush. Let's breakdown how they executed the play to perfection with some fundamental core skill videos.
McDavid-Nurse Connection By Tyler Hinds, strong believer in the 200 ft PK clear (@THinds3) Yesterday's NHL Heritage Classic game at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, MB saw t… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/mcdavid-nurse-connection/

3 ProTips from an NHL Scout

Jeff Finley - I see the game differently now. Playing in the NHL taught me how to think the game. Assistant coaching in the WHL taught me how to teach the game. Now in the third stage of my career in hockey, NHL scouting has taught me how to observe the g…
3 ProTips from an NHL Scout By Jeff Finley, Chief Amateur Scout of the Detroit Red Wings I see the game differently now. Playing in the NHL taught me how to think the g… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/3-protips-nhl-scout/

NHL Playoff Bracketology - Stanley Cup Final Breakdown

The bright lights are shining and the stage is set for a game 2 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks. After 82 regular season games and 19 playoff games each, the puck will drop for game number 102 of the season at Consol Energy Center …
- NHL Bracketology – Stanley Cup Final Breakdown By Tyler Hinds, wannabe NHL analyst (@THinds3)  The bright lights are shining and the stage is set for a game 2 between th… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/nhl-playoff-bracketology-first-round-breakdown/nhl-playoff-bracketology-stanley-cup-final-breakdown/

NHL Playoff Bracketology - Conference Final Breakdown

Amidst all this year’s NHL playoff upsets, drama, & disappointment, Jimmy Fallon still found time to find humour in some of this season’s biggest stars. Jumbo Joe’s nomination is my favourite.
- NHL Playoff Bracketology – Conference Finals Breadown By Tyler Hinds, because it’s the cup. (@THinds3) Amidst all this year’s NHL playoff upsets, drama, & disappointm… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/nhl-playoff-bracketology-first-round-breakdown/nhl-playoff-bracketology-conference-final-breakdown/

Dear Mom

Luke Schenn - Reflecting back on my hockey career, I am really thankful I had you as my Mom. From the moment I stepped onto our backyard rink at age 3, you helped me to discover and build my own passion for this great game.
- Dear Mom, By Luke Schenn, LA Kings defenseman Reflecting back on my hockey career, I am really thankful I had you as my Mom. Thanks Mom for letting me play. From the mo… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/dear-coach/dear-mom/

NHL Playoff Bracketology - Second Round Breakdown

Tyler Hinds - What an exciting and unpredictable first round of the 2016 NHL Playoffs! We’ve seen a little bit of everything so far: • Success for the chronically underachieving Blues, Sharks, & Preds • A wide open West with early exists from the …
- NHL Playoff Bracketology – Second Round Breakdown By Tyler Hinds, because it’s the cup. (@THinds3) What an exciting and unpredictable first round of the 2016 NHL P… http://www.prosmarthockey.com/blog/nhl-playoff-bracketology-first-round-breakdown/nhl-playoff-bracketology-second-round-breakdown/

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