vendredi 14 novembre 2014

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 21:45

Watch Blackhawks Stream Live - Watch Chicago Blackhawks Games Online

Are you a Chicago Blackhawks fan? This article will talk about the current Chicago Blackhawks team and help you learn how you can Watch Blackhawks Stream Live - Watch Chicago Blackhawks Games Online. The Chicago Blackhawks are an exciting hockey team and feature stars such as: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Duncan Keith. If you live in Chicago or anywhere else, you can watch Blackhawks games live on your computer. Never miss a Blackhawks game ever again!

The NHL features some of the best hockey in the world and the Blackhawks are an awesome team. The team is led by captain Jonathan Toews, who is already one of the best players in the league at under 25 years of age. American winger Patrick Kane is a very good scorer and Slovak Marian Hossa is a talented veteran forward. The defense is lead by a top pairing of Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. The Chicago Blackhawks have a great shot at making a playoff run this season – make sure you never miss a Blackhawks regular season or playoff game ever again. Use the link above to start watching Blackhawks games live streaming online for the rest of the year!

Chicago has a long history of great hockey. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They have won four Stanley Cup Championships and fourteen division titles since their founding in 1926. Since 1994, the Blackhawks have played their home games at the United Center after having spent 65 years playing at Chicago Stadium. Currently, they are the defending Stanley Cup champions, having defeated the Philadelphia Flyers at the conclusion of their 2009–10 season.

mercredi 12 novembre 2014

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 08:33

The Checkerboard Coaching Technique sm The Coach Whisperer

The premise to this article is by giving a head coach or even a professional player, a statistical reference to view and understand their play, they can win right now.  It is my opinion that any team in professional sports has the capacity to win with their existing team and players.

They can do this by optimizing the best abilities of each player, in a proven statistical format.  that is what the Checkerboard Coaching Technique does.  Often times a real life example is the best teacher.  With that in mind let me use this real life true story. 

The regular hockey season ended and it was playoff time.  In visiting with the head coach I asked how he felt his chances were to win the whole thing.  He was frank and starring at his list of players on the clipboard.  "Not good.  We are great defensively, but we can't score. All the other teams we will face have scored more goals than we have."

I simply asked if I could help with that. To the coaches credit he said I am all ears.  That willingness to listen at a critical moment, is one key.  Keep in mind this coach and his staff have worked an entire season of games and practices to reach this point.  I had observed the games but did not have one ounce of input into game strategy of any kind. It would be a natural response to say thanks for your thoughts but we will have to figure this one our, or any number of other responses.  Instead this coach, on that day said he would listen.  

In the span of less than five minutes I summarized my credentials, to assure him some thought would be going into what he was about to hear.  Then I explained the statistical and historical president for what I was about to recommend.  I said in the history of this game of great players, the number one point scoring play in both goals and assists, from the number one goal and point leader in the history of the game was one play.  Have you heard of the play I asked.  He then said refresh me, and I gave him the name of the play and why that play, employed by his team may be his answer.

That team and that coaching staff won the title, and championship, in double overtime, scoring on that play.  The coach waved me out on the ice for the celebration, and as I approached he slapped me on the chest, open hand and said, "thanks for the tip.  We practiced that play for 45 minutes each practice since you told me that."  

Just a whisper in a coaches ear really, at a critical time, lead to a championship win that everyone on that team will carry with them the rest of their lives.  This experience has lead the title of this article, the coach whisperer, and what this technique offers.

lundi 10 novembre 2014

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 07:25

Reebok Hockey– Brand Backing your Sport

Reebok hockey is where the sport is being sponsored by the sports wear giants Reebok. The company that needs no introduction has today been officially labeled the brand to support all needs and requirements of hockey leagues. Reebok hockey will have all the teams playing in the league sporting Reebok brand of apparels, shoes, socks and other accessories. Reebok officially launched the new line of sportswear under the label Reebok hockey and several teams have already joined in using their top of the line products. Primarily created for the ice hockey, their line of products have the best sticks, skates and protective gear as well. The latest in technology has been incorporated with the features required to play the sport without any slips or trips. This way the players are assured of good quality reliable products that will be with them through the season. The hockey company and some of the leading players such as Tony Amonte of Philadelphia, Pavel Datsyuk of Red Wings from Detroit and St. Louis Blues's key player Chris Ponger have launched this new sports line.

Reebok is a company that has been around for more than 100 years making unique equipment and gear for various sports such as Basketball, baseball, and even athletics, and tennis. And today since they have entered the arena of hockey, this also gets included in their list of sportswear created. For a person who is into working out or sports, they will know the beauty and value of owning a pair of Reebok shoes or T shirt. They are very stylish, comfortable and serve the purpose to the last minute. Today, since they have made an entry into ice hockey, their range of clothes, and other equipment are available in leading stores and on couple of websites as well. There are some sites and stores, which offer a good discount if one is buying the entire set required to play hockey. Since their products are world renowned customers don't need any extra back up or guarantee on the quality or life of the gear. There are various other brands who are in this market, but Reebok stands out because of their options, and availability of different styles and sizes in all sports fields.

Reebok hockey adds pride to the players by giving them an extra confidence because of the gear they are sporting. These also create a positive impression in the mind's of the team and those in the stands, who take notice of the players unlike earlier. The focus is on helping the players move faster than before and agile on the ice maneuvering their way through the blocks. The Reebok hockey equipment is light weight and easy to maintain, and so there are other players who are slowly switching brands and moving to Reebok. They have also introduced a helmet made using fine material which can rotate complete 360 degrees, a first of its kind, not only this but it is also said to be the lightest helmet.

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 07:25

MONTREAL CANADIENS: The REAL Stanley Cup Champions of 2010 - and Why! Since Lord Stanley gave his Cup for the best Canadian Team - the Real Champions

In 1892, the then Governor General of Canada, Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley, dedicated a Silver Bowl to the people of the Dominion of Canada for, "the champion hockey team in the Dominion."

The Stanley Cup became the ultimate prize for Canadian hockey teams, awarded first in 1893 to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA). The cup has been won every year since (except 2005 - the Black Year of the Lockout - when the NHL refused to release the Cup to another League).

In 1919, the Stanley Cup Champions, Montreal Canadiens, traveled to Seattle to play a post-Championship exhibition series with the Seattle Metropolitans. The series was cancelled because of the Great Influenza Epidemic. The Americans still like to refer to 1919 as "no decision."

In 1926, the National Hockey League "adopted" Lord Stanley's Cup as their own and have possessed it up to this writing.

Not every Canadian agrees with this "adoption" or the teams that have been proclaimed champions.


In an article in The Lawyers Weekly entitled "Does the Stanley Cup belong to the NHL or the Canadian people?" Tim Gilbert wrote, "If the Stanley Cup is not a charitable purpose trust, then the trust fails and the property reverts to the grantor, and outside the control of the NHL. As Lord Stanley was Governor General when he gave the cup, the cup may revert back to the Office of the Governor General. In this way the cup may truly belong to the people of Canada." Go to to read the full article...

What it comes down to is this: Lord Stanley, the16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of the Dominion of Canada, at his own expense, gave to us his "challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion."

Which means that Lord Stanley's Silver Bowl belongs to the last Canadian Team standing at the end of the Regular or Post Season!

There is no way around that.

Therefore, the Stanley Cup Champions for 2010 are the Montreal Canadiens!


And it follows that the "official" record books are wrong. Since only teams from the Dominion of Canada can be awarded Lord Frederick's Cup, the Real Champions aren't always recognized.


Who then, are the REAL Lord Stanley's Champions? Which, from the original Montreal AAA in 1893 to 2010's Montreal Canadiens, was the LAST CANADIAN TEAM STANDING each year?


1893 - Montreal AAA

1894 - Montreal AAA

1895 - Montreal Victorias

1896 - Winnipeg Victorias

1897 - Montreal Victorias

1998 - Montreal Victorias

1899 - Montreal Shamrocks

1900 - Montreal Shamrocks

1901 - Winnipeg Victorias

1902 - Winnipeg Victorias

1903 - Montreal AAA

1904 - Ottawa Senators

1905 - Ottawa Senators

1906 - Ottawa Senators

1907 - Kenora Thistles

1908 - Montreal Wanderers

1909 - Ottawa Senators

1910 - Montreal Wanderers

1911 - Ottawa Senators

1912 - Quebec Bulldogs

1913 - Quebec Bulldogs

1914 - Toronto Blueshirts

1915 - Vancouver Millionaires

1916 - Montreal Canadiens

1917 - Montreal Canadiens

1918 - Toronto Arenas

1919 - Montreal Canadiens

1920 - Ottawa Senators

1921 - Ottawa Senators

1922 - Toronto St. Pats

1923 - Ottawa Senators

1924 - Montreal Canadiens

1925 - Victoria Cougars

1926 - Montreal Maroons

1927 - Ottawa Senators

1928 - Montreal Maroons

1929 - Montreal Canadiens

1930 - Montreal Canadiens

1931 - Montreal Canadiens

1932 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1933 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1934 - Montreal Maroons

1935 - Montreal Maroons

1936 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1037 - Montreal Canadiens

1938 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1939 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1940 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1941 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1942 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1943 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1944 - Montreal Canadiens

1945 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1946 - Montreal Canadiens

1947 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1948 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1949 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1950 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1951 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1952 - Montreal Canadiens

1953 - Montreal Canadiens

1954 - Montreal Canadiens

1955 - Montreal Canadiens

1956 - Montreal Canadiens

1957 - Montreal Canadiens

1958 - Montreal Canadiens

1959 - Montreal Canadiens

1960 - Montreal Canadiens

1961 - Montreal Canadiens

1962 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1963 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1964 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1965 - Montreal Canadiens

1966 - Montreal Canadiens

1967 - Toronto Maple Leafs

1968 - Montreal Canadiens

1969 - Montreal Canadiens

1970 - Montreal Canadiens

1971 - Montreal Canadiens

1972 - Montreal Canadiens

1973 - Montreal Canadiens

1974 - Montreal Canadiens

1975 - Montreal Canadiens

1976 - Montreal Canadiens

1977 - Montreal Canadiens

1978 - Montreal Canadiens

1979 - Montreal Canadiens

1980 - Montreal Canadiens

1981 - Calgary Flames

1982 - Vancouver Canucks

1983 - Edmonton Oilers

1984 - Edmonton Oilers

1985 - Edmonton Oilers

1986 - Montreal Canadiens

1987 - Edmonton Oilers

1988 - Edmonton Oilers

1989 - Calgary Flames

1990 - Edmonton Oilers

1991 - Edmonton Oilers

1992 - Edmonton Oilers

1993 - Montreal Canadiens

1994 - Vancouver Canucks

1995 - Vancouver Canucks

1996 - Montreal Canadiens

1997 - Edmonton Oilers

1998 - Ottawa Senators

1999 - Toronto Maple Leafs

2000 - Toronto Maple Leafs

2001 - Toronto Maple Leafs

2003 - Ottawa Senators

2004 - Calgary Flames

2005 - (Lockout)

2006 - Edmonton Oilers

2007 - Ottawa Senators

2008 - Montreal Canadiens

2009 - Vancouver Canucks

2010 - Montreal Canadiens


A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. Brian's articles reflect his interests in food service, dreamstudy, imaginative literature, Canadian history and our best friends -- our dogs.

His Home Page is A CULINARY MYSTERY TOUR - A Literary Chef. His articles have been reprinted on numerous culinary websites and various Blogs, including the popular Romantic Relationship site and NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE - Canadian Mounties in Literature, Hollywood And History

Concluding Rant:

Since Lord Stanley gave his Cup for "the champion hockey team in the Dominion," it's not the right of anyone but a True Canadian team to be awarded it.

Perhaps the Right Honourable Stephen Harper can step in. Prime Minister Harper has proven himself to be a man of vision, honour and a true patriot - as well as an expert on Hockey History. Shouldn't the Stanley Cup be put back in the care of the Governor General's office?

Since when was Expansion and Selling Out The Game In The States a "Good thing for Hockey in Canada?"


- Brian Alan Burhoe

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 07:25

Hockey Strength Training Is Significant Phase for Players

Hockey players need to focus on hockey strength training as it is significant for development of speed, power, and quickness. It is an equally important phase in their life if they are looking for a strength training that is highly effective in developing their athleticism. Total fitness is recommended for these players because more speed and power can put them out and ultimately dominate the competition.

However not all hockey training exercises are equal and alike. You need to specifically target exercises that assure you of translating into improvements when you hit the field. It is believed that training for strength and endurance can benefit in the long run and prepare the players for the best. Nevertheless it is mandatory that players taking any type of training concentrate on their core body parts that include lower body as it hold place of priority in the game of hockey. Players having built a stronger lower body and core are able to perform more aggressively and exercise more control over their movements.

Hockey skills training have the power to destroy the competition and by implementing perfect exercises in your daily schedule you can benefit greatly. Playing hockey with faster pace and with full intensity can train you to achieve your goals. It is necessary that you plan your weekly schedule in a way which includes fitness routine while you are playing regularly as well as when you are not playing in off season. Usually the player's fitness dedication depends on their sincerity and stamina which they can build with rigorous training. Timely counsel of the fitness expert can come as a big help for players choosing to work out twice a day or two to three schedules per weekly routine.

For a perfect hockey workout program it is essential that players choose a coach having experience and knowledge in training players of all age groups and genders. There are many organizations in and around Ontario offering varied types of hockey trainings. Thomas Kiriakou Nutrition and Wellness Programs is the best organization offering programs that can be undertaken in form of online training and nutrition plans. He offers programs that are holistic and based on sports nutrition approach.

These programs that take account of ice hockey training are designed to help the players reach their ideal weight loss, lean muscle mass building and wellness goals. TK offer guidelines for goalies interested in long term sustainable change and can avail of one of the various packages they offer which are completed in-person, via phone or Skype.

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 07:25

Hockey Workout Program- An Integral Part Of Right Workout Plan For Young Players

Hockey workout program is an essential prerequisite that needs to be in the right place for every teen and young player looking to meet their full potential. There is no need of an expensive gym membership or a high-priced home gym to train. In reality you need the desire to improve, but long with it you do need knowledge of how to pick the right training program, because with the wrong program you can actually hinder your own progress.

How to get faster in hockey is a question that every player needs to ask themselves. Moreover speed is king on the ice and speed makes a difference between good players and great players. With speed in your game you have the edge in getting around defensemen and make sure you get to loose pucks first. Contrary to the belief that people have about speed being natural and can be trained, speed needs rigorous training that is in the right direction. Hockey training exercises are designed to increase the stamina of the young players as well as increase their level of endurance and speed.

Minor changes in form can make big changes in speed because ice skating emphasizes on high performance skating for hockey. It is an area where your body form is absolutely crucial, and as a player with imperfect form, or worse, poor form, you have no chance at reaching your true potential when it comes to skating speed. With slight variations in your hockey skills training you can make huge differences. You can search for a coach or online training session that help you with improving your game and then sit down and analyze your form. You are easily able to identify areas you could improve, and the difference could be huge impact on your game.

Hockey strength training includes weight training and cardio which form a crucial part for the player.

Consider hiring a coach or trainer to design the appropriate workout for you. You can get a complete hockey workout system designed by an pro such as Thomas Kiriakou having wealth of hockey and training experience at OHL, CIS, Minor Pro and who has embarked on a path to share that knowledge and expertise with young players trying to make their way in the game and be better.

At TK Sports Performance Training Thomas Kiriakou offers professional hockey training and each player gets a custom design program to meet specific needs and advance in their career.

Author Robert C. Medina posted on 07:25

Benefits Of Effective Sports Performance Training

When you are engaged in sports you require using lot of energy and exerting enough effort to make it a success. You require having high energy to perform activities such as jumping high and running for longer duration. If you think engaging in sports is a easy thing then think again because it is challenging and persistent task. You need to build enough resistance, endurance and stamina if you want to succeed on it. Sports performance training enables you to become more fit and can keep you away from any side effects throughout the activity. Indulging in it can also help to improve your body balance and muscle flexibility. However in order to ripe the benefits you are needed to do it regularly and correctly.

Every human body is affected differently due to varied exercise routines they undertake. Some of the exercise routines make you stronger or faster while others will make you lose weight easily. Body transformation training is another type of training that can help you to sustain your exercise routines longer than what you think you are capable of.

Professional Certified Sports Conditioning Coach can help you to improve your performance. They are experts that help you formulate plans and activities that are age appropriate and body structure. Advanced Personal Training Specialist is capable to improve your performance in a lot of things and sports performance training improves your performance, flexibility, body capacity and resistance.

Flexibility plays a major part of most of the training programs available today. If you are flexible then it can make you less vulnerable to aches and possible pains that are common in most exercises and physical activities that you engage in. Again flexibility is important for you to join any activity that you prefer. In addition to flexibility you have the advantage of improved endurance and stamina because of body transformation program.

Thomas Kiriakou is a Certified Hockey Training Coach, Sports Performance Nutrition Certified with Precision Nutrition. He is the Founder of TK Sports Performance Training. Thomas believes that the key to elite performance is proper training exercises combined with supportive coaching and precise nutrition. At his academy, TK each player gets a custom design program to meet specific needs and advance in their career. Thomas is of the opinion that sport is tough, competitive and uncompromising, thus athletes who come through their program believe that sport is more than just a fun activity as it is more often their livelihood.


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