GHP 084: The Secrets To A Long & Successful Career w/ Slovakian HOF Jan Lasak

GHP 084: The Secrets To A Long & Successful Career w/ Slovakian HOF Jan Lasak

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s episode of the Goalie Hacks Podcast, and today on the show I have another absolutely lights out guest, and that’s one of Slovakia’s best and most decorated Goaltenders to ever play the game, and that gentleman is Yan Lashak – Jan Lasak.

We dive briefly into the struggles faced while transitioning to Junior Hockey over on Slovakia. Most important skill kids can start developing to make sure they are ready for the challenges at Junior Hockey. The hardest part faced while trying to make the jump to AHL. Biggest adjustments made to be able to compete at AHL & NHL level. The contributions for his longevity and success across the entire career that majority of goalies lack to have a career that successful for that long. The struggles that Goaltenders face when trying to make the transition to the highest levels of hockey around the globe.

Show Highlights

  • Dive into some of the challenges a lot of Goalies are facing due to Covid.
  • A brief about his background and his stories.
  • The struggles faced while transitioning to Junior Hockey over on Slovakia.
  • Advice to kids looking to make the jump to Junior from Minor Hockey and be prepared when they get there.
  • Most important skill kids can start developing to make sure they are ready for the challenges at Junior Hockey.
  • Initial struggles faced from the time of debut till the jump to Pro Hockey.
  • The contributions to his personal success in the first Pro season.
  • Most important skill that can help Goalies to make the jump to Pro Hockey.
  • The hardest part faced while trying to make the jump to AHL.
  • The difference between normal Goaltenders and Goaltenders at the NHL level that makes the greatest league in the world.
  • Biggest adjustments made to be able to compete at AHL & NHL level.
  • The characteristics that the top goalies in the NHL possess that most people don’t develop enough of.
  • The biggest misconception of Pro Hockey as well as breaking into the NHL.
  • The contributions for his longevity and success across the entire career that majority of goalies lack to have a career that successful for that long.
  • The most important characteristics of championship goaltender that more kids need to focus on today.
  • Some of the winning characteristics that championship goalies possess during playoff time to help their team breakthrough and win.
  • Biggest adversity ever faced while playing and overcoming it.
  • Specific 3 or 4 pillars that surround Goaltending and playing philosophy.
  • The struggles that Goaltenders face when trying to make the transition to the highest levels of hockey around the globe.
  • Best two hacks – either on or off ice that helps goalies find success much quicker.

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