Bourne: Amid the busy prep life of a hockey coach, there is a rare and special moment of tranquility – The Athletic

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The hockey season is a grind. Youve heard it before, Ive typed it before, thats not exactly new information. But it bears repeating because it shapes so much of how and why hockey teams operate the way they do.

I felt it as a player, but far more as a part of a coaching staff. During my time as a video coach with Sheldon Keefe and the Toronto Marlies, my job involved taking care of the many preparation-based details for our staff, which meant constantly looking ahead at the schedule.

Whats tough is, you can never get too far ahead, which means you can never really relax. Yes, I could put together player and systems scout sheets for our Friday opponent early in the week, but that team almost certainly plays once or twice that week, and on Friday youll want to know what theyre doing now, not what they did a few games ago. Youll want to know their most recent lines, power play units, penalty kill forecheck, and all those...

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