GHP 047: How To Prepare Yourself For The NHL w/ NHL Veteran Eddie Lack

GHP 047: How To Prepare Yourself For The NHL w/ NHL Veteran Eddie Lack

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In this week’s episode I’m joined by a long time NHL veteran, with over 400 professional games played, Eddie Lack.

We Chat about Difference in playing Minor hockey in Sweden and in North America. Pros and Cons of going Pro early. Hardest part transitioning to American League levelHardest part about making the transition to the NHL level. Routines on and off the ice, mental routine during the game to help avoid game-time and performance anxiety, anchor techniques to help focus. Two biggest hacks for an on ice and off ice drill to help get an edge over the competition and staying ahead.

Show Highlights

  • Difference in playing Minor hockey in Sweden and in North America.
  • Advantages of starting off young in Pro and the impact it had on success.
  • Pros and Cons of going Pro early.
  • Biggest differences in style of hockey between North America and Europe.
  • Hardest part transitioning to American League level.
  • Most important skill Goalies should be working on today that will aid their transition to Pro Hockey.
  • Hardest part about making the transition to the NHL level.
  • Secret behind playing at the NHL level and having success there.
  • Skills kids should be developing today to be ready to play in the NHL.
  • Most common underlying theme or characteristics of the goalies that seem to break in, stick around and find success in NHL.
  • Advice to kids looking to break into NHL, have success and a long career.
  • Important lesson along the journey to NHL and biggest takeaway from playing in NHL.
  • Area where kids struggle the most when transitioning to College Hockey.
  • The recruiting process and getting exposure at the next level.
  • Routines on and off the ice, mental routine during the game to help avoid game-time and performance anxiety, anchor techniques to help focus.
  • Routine after getting scored and accepting it mentally and physically and moving on.
  • Two biggest hacks for an on ice and off ice drill to help get an edge over the competition and staying ahead.
  • Biggest adversity faced in career and overcoming it.

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