The Hockey Tactics Newsletter

Jack Han
Timely insights & timeless principles to move the game forward.
Created 27 Apr 2020
  • A Peek at Hockey Tactics 2021
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
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  • Line Change Forecheck 101
    17 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I am watching a U15 AAA game between two middle-of-the-pack teams. The team in red gets off to a quick start but nearly squanders its lead during a run-and-gun second period. A parent asks me the reas...
  • Why Can't Tkachuk Convert?
    16 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Ottawa Senators left winger Brady Tkachuk is quite an unusual player. JFresh @JFreshHockey Brady Tkachuk, signed 7x$8.2M by OTT, is a net-front shot-first top six forward whose predilection for taking...
  • System Sheets: SEA 2021
    13 Oct 2021
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  • LAK: Rebuilding to Contend
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Today we introduce a new workshop format to the Hockey Tactics Newsletter, in collaboration with Ryan Lennon, a Brock Sports Management student and former OHL analyst. The plan: Ryan presents research...
  • System Sheets: LAK 2021
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    The Los Angeles Kings’ tactics have hardly changed since the team’s Cup-winning days. Focused on out-numbering opponents down low and on using brute strength to progress the puck up-ice, LAK’s style i...
  • Is your season off to a slow start?
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Jack Han @JhanHky Tomorrow AM on the newsletter: So your junior or pro season hasn't gotten off to the best start. What to do before it's too late? Look for waste... More on that in the morning. Octob...
  • How to Maximize Quinn Hughes
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Quinn Hughes, one of the best young defensemen in the NHL, just signed a long-term contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Read more
  • Marner in the Middle
    28 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    In the opening chapter of Hockey Tactics 2021, I discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning’s power play scheme and and personnel. TBL’s deadly, precise 1-3-1 is an important reason why the team is able to repea...
  • Three critical (but unfilled) positions on an NHL coaching staff
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    The NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement constrains how many players NHL teams can carry on their roster as well as how much they can pay these players. However, there aren’t any CBA regulations gove...
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