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Karlsson wants chance to win Cup with Senators

Former coach MacLean says defenseman loves Ottawa but not afraid of moving on

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, looks at the uncertain future of Sens' captain Erik Karlsson. Will he be traded? Will he be re-signed or will he part ways with Ottawa when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2019? Whatever happens, Karlsson's impact on the Senators franchise can't be emphasized enough.

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Players' stress, angst run rampant ahead of Trade Deadline

Mullen knows firsthand how it feels to go to new city, team

by Joe Mullen / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight. 

In this edition, Mullen, a former assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers and 2000 player inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, talks about what it's like for player to be traded before the NHL Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET on Feb. 26 this season) and how a coach can help that player adjust to his new team.

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Overtime approach no longer run-and-gun

Corsi says puck possession, structure key to scoring in 3-on-3 play

by Jim Corsi / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight. 

In this edition, Corsi, the former goaltending coach of the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, looks at overtime and the strategies involved.

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Puck-handling skills important weapon for goalies

Ability to start transition allows good teams to become elite

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, looks at puck-handling goaltenders and how they can impact a game.

 

A Stanley Cup isn't won with the puck-handling skills of a goaltender, but it can be lost because of a goaltender's puck-handling skills.

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Trade Deadline brings flood of emotions

MacLean says sentiment, tension take over, whether buyer or seller

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, discusses the effect the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 26 will have on coaches and players in the next few weeks.

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Bruins' improved defensive play among reasons for climb in standings

Mullen says Penguins, Islanders, Flames, Avalanche also on the rise

by Joe Mullen / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Mullen, a former assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers and 2000 player inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, talks about teams that have been playing better recently.

 

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Best way to start offense is with attack-mode defense

Corsi says faster, puck-pursuit game gets going at other end

by Jim Corsi / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Corsi, the former goaltending coach of the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, looks at how offense starts off a defensive-zone face-off win.

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Shootout tricks of trade for goaltenders

Marcoux shares insight into mindset during tie-breaking process

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, takes us inside the approach and the mindset for shootouts, which figure to become more prominent as the season progresses.

The NHL schedule has reached its halfway point and, as teams refine their defensive game and fight for points toward playoff positioning, it is likely that the number of shootouts will increase.

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World Junior Championship helping to fuel growth of hockey

MacLean says tournament lets next-generation players show off skills while playing for country

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, looks at the impact of the IIHF World Junior Championship on the development of young players striving to one day leave their mark on the NHL. The 2018 tournament began Tuesday in Buffalo.

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Mullen: Rookies making impact this season

Former Flyers, Penguins assistant says Hischier, Boeser leading group of impressive young players

by Joe Mullen / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight. 

In this edition, Mullen, a former assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers and 2000 player inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, talks about some of the top rookies in the League.

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