GHP 058: Unraveling & Developing Your Process w/ Brian Eklund from the Binghamton Devils

GHP 058: Unraveling & Developing Your Process w/ Brian Eklund from the Binghamton Devils

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the Goalie Hacks podcast, and today on the show we have another stellar guest lined up today, former NCAA D1 and Professional athlete, and long time D1 coaching veteran now turned AHL development coach for the New Jersey Devils, Brian Eklund.

We chat about coaching philosophy and major areas of focus with Goaltenders and the reason for believing in these concepts. Biggest takeaway from College Hockey career. Areas where goalies typically struggle the most while transitioning from minor hockey or juniors to college hockey. Struggles faced by young Goalies looking to make the jump to Pro Hockey. Biggest hack implemented that helps Goalies excel and find success and transition to the next level easily.

Show Highlights

  • Coaching philosophy and major areas of focus with Goaltenders and the reason for believing in these concepts.
  • Dive into the reason for importance of these concepts and the way Goalies can work on these concepts.
  • Areas of struggle while transitioning from High School to College Hockey.
  • Biggest takeaway from College Hockey career.
  • Most difficult part to get adjusted to in Hockey or in the lifestyle at Pro Level.
  • Hardest part of transitioning to NHL as compared to the minor leagues.
  • Areas where Goalies typically struggle the most while transitioning from Minor Hockey or Juniors to College Hockey.
  • Advice to Goalies aspiring to potentially play D1 college hockey.
  • Areas looked at in Goaltenders which should be worked on to make them stand out more when they play.
  • Struggles faced by young Goalies looking to make the jump to Pro Hockey.
  • Most important underlying characteristic young kids need to develop to prepare for the challenges ahead.
  • Explore the weekly routines with Goaltenders, structure of Goalie practices etc.
  • Biggest hack implemented that helps Goalies excel and find success and transition to the next level easily.

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