Post-Up Regroup in Action

Post-Up Regroup in Action

Neutral Zone, Team Systems
Post-Up Regroup in Action Hey... this systems stuff actually works! We talk a lot of theory here on the blog, but I also like to show what our systems look like in action from time to time, and the Leafs had a text-book execution of our Post-Up Regroup, which led to a goal by Kadri. Let's take a look at some of the key points of the Post-Up Regroup: Post-Up Regroup 1. Defensemen pick up the puck in the NZ and drag skate to open ice 2. Both wingers position themselves on the boards at the far blue line for an outlet pass 3. Center reads the puck movement, and provides middle support to whichever winger receives the pass 4. If the opposing Defenseman "bites" on the winger, he can…
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Winnipeg Jets Power Play: Dissected

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy, Special Teams, Team Systems
Winnipeg Jets Power Play Dissection from the Illegal Curve show on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg This past Saturday I had the opportunity to be a guest again on the Illegal Curve show on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg. If you haven't listened to the show before, and you're a Jets fan, check it out here: http://illegalcurve.com/ The topic I covered on Saturday will be useful to any coach, whether you're a Jets fan or not. I also made a video dissection of the Jets power play after the fact, illustrating a few of the things I mentioned on the show. So, Check out my segment in the audio below, then watch the vid! [haiku url="http://weisstechhockey.com/blog/videos/jets_pp_tsn1290.mp3" title="Jeremy Weiss on the Illegal Curve show - TSN Radio 1290"] Here are the…
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Winnipeg Jets’ Penalty Kill (DISSECTED)

Coaches' Corner, Philosophy, Special Teams, Team Strategy, Team Systems
A Detailed Analysis of the Winnipeg Jets' Penalty Kill Forecheck and Defensive Zone Coverage Setups In this video we walk through a detailed analysis of the Penalty Kill Systems the Winnipeg Jets are using. Remember, systems play is very subjective - everyone has their own opinions... this is my two cents worth! Here's a quick breakdown of what to look for: FORECHECK: 1-3 Forecheck: F1 tends to commit too early, allowing the Wild defenseman to walk out from behind the net uncontested. F1's Angle: Breaks my cardinal rule for trap-style forechecks - DON'T GET BEAT BEHIND YOU! NZ Transitions: Jets rely too heavily on picking off passes in the neutral zone, and not enough on solid angling and positioning. This won't work as well against the better teams. PK DEFENSIVE…
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Faceoffs: Neutral Zone

Neutral Zone, Team Systems
A few Neutral Zone Faceoff options that have worked well for me in the past Neutral zone faceoffs are a good time to get a little more aggressive than maybe you otherwise would be. Here are a few "more aggressive" options I like to throw in every once in a while to catch the other team off guard. Enjoy!
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Penalty Kill: Forecheck

Special Teams, Team Systems
Two variations of the "T" Penalty Kill Forecheck I've always been a fan of the "T" PK Forecheck. If done correctly, it is very effective at stopping the other team's breakout, and causes a lot of turnovers in the neutral zone. Over the years, I've developed a slightly "beefed up" version of the "T" Forecheck, that is more aggressive, and just as safe (if not, safer!). In this video, I show you both versions. As you'll see in the video, the second version can actually cause a lot of offensive-zone turnovers and odd-man rushes... ON YOUR PK!! Enjoy!
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