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Puck Talk episode three: Mental mistakes and defensive fundamentals

Doug Taylor was kind enough to join me for the third episode of the Puck Talk. This time they talk about mental mistakes that lead to frustrating penalties on the rink, some defensive fundamentals, and the passing of Washington State University's President.

The goalie has the tough task of keeping the puck in his vision despite the constant action on the rink.
The goalie has the tough task of keeping the puck in his vision despite the constant action on the rink.
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I was joined by Doug Taylor for the latest episode of the Puck Talk. During the episode we discuss some of the frustrating mental mistakes that lead to penalties, how defenses can slow down the aggressive passing attacks common to Western Conference teams, as well as the passing of Dr. Elson Floyd -- the late president of Washington State University.

Puck Talk: Episode 3

One of the more interesting topics we discussed in the podcast was how the goal of the defense in hockey is pretty similar to the goal of the defense in basketball. And that's clog the passing lanes, force a turnover and quickly get the puck back to the offense in transition. Which should make it easier for basketball fan to pick-up what's happening on the defensive end of the rink.

As for Dr. Floyd's passing, he was a great man who's accomplishments have been heavily covered by CougCenter. He will be greatly missed

Thanks for listening.