GHP 036: How To Unlock The Answers Inside Yourself w/ Oscar Dansk from the Vegas Golden Knights

GHP 036: How To Unlock The Answers Inside Yourself w/ Oscar Dansk from the Vegas Golden Knights

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In this week’s episode I’m joined by one of the most talented swedish goaltenders of our generation, currently starting for the Henderson Silver Knights of the AHL in the Vegas Knights organization, Oscar Dansk.

We discuss the difference in playing and coaching hockey in Sweden and North America. Break down the difficulty making the transition from junior hockey in Sweden to the OHL in Canada. Most important skill that goalies should start developing that will aid in making the shift to pro hockey. Skills to develop to make it to NHL. Biggest take away from IIHF play and how that helped in the international level. Two biggest hacks for an on Ice drill and off ice drill to get an edge over everyone else and stay ahead.

Show Highlights

  • Difference in playing and coaching hockey in Sweden and North America.
  • Identify the key area which is missed in North America and which is done in Europe.
  • Advice to kids to excel in minor hockey.
  • Hardest part transitioning from minor to Junior hockey in Sweden.
  • Drills or concepts learned or developed that aids to find success.
  • Break down the difficulty making the transition from junior hockey in Sweden to the OHL in Canada.
  • Pointers to adjust physically and mentally to the pace, hockey IQ, and find a footing.
  • Insights to goalies to start preparing for junior hockey and prepare the face the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Biggest take away from IIHF play and how that helped in the international level.
  • Adjusting and transitioning to pro hockey and excel at that level.
  • Most important skill that goalies should start developing that will aid in making the shift to pro hockey.
  • Delve into what makes NHL so special and the hardest part moving from pro leagues across the world to NHL.
  • Skills to develop to make it to NHL.
  • Break down the mental routine during a game to deal with game time and performance anxiety.
  • Tackling post-game stress of identifying, accepting, and dealing with faults made and moving on.
  • Two biggest hacks for an on Ice drill and off ice drill to get an edge over everyone else and stay ahead.

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