When Roles Change

Over the season course of the season many pieces will change during the season. Players will be moved around from line to line. Injuries, suspensions and illness will alter the game day roster and coaching decisions will need to be made. Recently, I have been a part of such a coaching change. Being shifted from... Continue Reading →

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Injury Bug Finally Bit Me…

SOOOOOOO, this is not exactly how I wanted to open up but it is what it is. Comes with life and eventually something is about to happen. For me, it was a little bit of something that I had zero control over. Sunday night I was released from hospital re-bandaged and sent on my way.... Continue Reading →

The Underlying Portion Of Being In This Life.

Another morning rises, sun hitting me in the face. Asking me to rise and create something in this day. What day is it? What week is it? Questions sometimes hard to answer unless you are staring at a calendar. See, for athletes our schedule and our calendar becomes broken in a way that isn't quite... Continue Reading →

Hockey Is Full Of Surprises

As seems to be the usual set of circumstances over the last full calendar year, more surprises and pieces that I was unaware of. Off and on the ice life has been moving at a blistering pace some moments and like molasses at others. Switching teams, moving around the country happened last year in Sweden.... Continue Reading →

Europe & Travel: Career Experience

One big difference I have found in my playing career so far is the length of bus rides. Unlike Canada and the USA, travel seems to be very short. Very rarely have I been on a bus longer than 4 hours while in Sweden. Now, I did not play in the top 3 leagues where... Continue Reading →

Trying To Pick A Country

I love the game of hockey and I feel that you could say I am very proud of being Canadian, it is a special country in a lot of ways but what makes it unique is the game of hockey. As much as I wish that playing in Canada would be an option, we all... Continue Reading →

Goalie Equipment Debate

Yes, I know, this topic has been beaten to death so much so that it is appalling. As a goaltender, my bias is obvious. As a fan, I still feel much the same way. I guess the best way to illustrate what I am taking about is this. For most who grew up in Canada,... Continue Reading →

One piece of the hockey world that is hard to change is the travel. At the end of the day, there will be vehicles and buses to get to and from games but what does change are the rules of when a charter bus is taken and when personal or team vehicles are used. It... Continue Reading →

And Then They Said…

This is a collection of interactions that I have summarized that show fear, doubt and general uneasiness around me. We all face issues but how we view them and how we handle them seems to have a theme.  This is the part where I start to hear every reason why it can't work, why it... Continue Reading →

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