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I've had the pleasure of coaching some really good teams that were pretty talented over the last few years but each has fallen short for various reasons.  This year was puzzling to me as I struggled to wrap my head around the team I saw winning games week in and week out.  Now you may say, why struggle if they are winning games?   Well, I saw a team that lacked leadership.  A team without a player who took control.  Even at a young level, the coach can't control everything.  The team needs a player or two that are in charge on the deck, in the locker room and even at practice.

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At Forward with Ulf Dahlen

December 1, 2011 Players No Comments

At forward with Ulf Dahlen
By Rob Keast

 

When Ulf Dahlen goes into the corner for a loose puck, he always seems to come out with it. Considered one of the top puck-protection men in the league, Dahlen says the main reason for his success is that he is comfortable playing the puck with his skates.

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Larry Murphy: To the Hall of Fame Quietly

November 29, 2011 Players No Comments

Larry Murphy: To the hall of fame quietly
By Sam Laskaris

This first appeared in the 01/1996 issue of Hockey Player Magazine®

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Murphy’s Law—you know, “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong”—certainly doesn’t apply to Toronto Maple Leafs blueliner Larry Murphy. Since breaking into the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings in 1980, Murphy, who was born in Scarborough, a city just east of Toronto, has been one of the most competent and dependable defensemen around. … Continue Reading

Ulf Samuelsson: It’s all about winning

November 21, 2011 Players 2 Comments

Ulf Samuelsson: It’s all about winning
By Stan Fischler
Nov 6, 2001, 20:24

 

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At Forward with Bob Corkum

November 16, 2011 Players No Comments

At forward with Bob Corkum
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 19:52

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Ron Francis: Unsung MVP

November 10, 2011 Players No Comments

Ron Francis: Unsung MVP
By Stan Fischler
Nov 6, 2001, 19:33

 

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Dave Taylor: The King at 17

November 3, 2011 Players No Comments

Dave Taylor: The King at 17
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 6, 2001, 07:23

 

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Robitaille: Lucky AND Good

October 27, 2011 Players No Comments

Robitaille: Lucky AND good
By Alex Carswell
Nov 6, 2001, 06:47

 

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At Forward with Trevor Linden

October 22, 2011 Players No Comments

At forward with Trevor Linden
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 5, 2001, 20:03

 

Technique, schmechnique claims Vancouver Canucks’ veteran winger Trevor Linden.

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At Forward with Wendel Clark

October 20, 2011 Players No Comments

At forward with Wendel Clark
By Bob Cunningham
Nov 5, 2001, 20:03

 

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