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Choosing starting goalie multipronged decision

Marcoux says state of team, schedule can factor into who plays

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season 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. David Marcoux, Paul MacLean, Daniel Lacroix and Curt Fraser will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, explores the often-difficult decision of which goalie plays the next game.

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Coaching adjustments needed with new generation of players in NHL

Fraser discusses challenges in teaching lessons as compared to past

by Curt Fraser / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season 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.

In this edition, Curt Fraser, who coached the Atlanta Thrashers for four seasons and served as an assistant with the New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, discusses the psychology of coaching the modern player.

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Top-end offensive players pose challenge in containment

Lacroix says awareness, discipline, matchups are key in slowing them down

by Daniel Lacroix / 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.

In this edition, Daniel Lacroix, a former assistant with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders, discusses how to contain top-end offensive players.

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In-season coaching changes not easy for players, replacement

MacLean says Kings, Blackhawks will need adjustment period with Desjardins, Colliton

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.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, takes an inside look at the issues faced by players and coaches when a coaching change is made, especially during the season.

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Small details matter to goalies when tracking pucks

Marcoux says distance, ability to read shots off stick, tape color among key factors

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season 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.

In this edition, David Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames, explores the subject of goalies tracking pucks and why small details matter.

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How NHL's most creative players create time, space

Desjardins breaks down video to show reasons shooters get open, finish plays

by Willie Desjardins / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season 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.

In this edition, Willie Desjardins, former coach of the Vancouver Canucks, explores how players create time and space for themselves in the offensive zone.

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Active defensemen becoming key to success

Lacroix discusses how teams are asking for more from back end

by Daniel Lacroix / 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.

In this edition, Daniel Lacroix, former assistant with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders, discusses how defensemen have been more active offensively this season, which has contributed to an increase in scoring League-wide.

Through the first three weeks of the NHL season we've seen an increase in scoring compared to last season.

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Pulling goalies earlier getting trendier in NHL

MacLean discusses case for giving extra attacker more time on ice

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.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, explores the thought process of when a coach should pull his goalie for an extra skater during a game.

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Goalies face challenges, hurdles to start season

Marcoux says position is made more difficult with new systems, coaches, equipment

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season 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.

In this edition, David Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames, explores the challenges faced by goalies early in a new season.

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Golden Knights must show sense of urgency against Capitals in Game 5

Marcoux expects Vegas to play best game of series with Washington on verge of Cup

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs 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, explores the shifts in thinking in the Stanley Cup Final and how each side might be looking at Game 5 at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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