Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ice hockey exercises stretching

When your on the ice rink do some skating routines to get the whole body ready to play hockey.  Do a few skating drills like speeding up and slowing down between the blue lines. Do this both frontward and backwards this waorks the large muscle groups. It is important to get your body for the stress of ice hockey with good skating drills. You should do the same drills then you are contributing to muscle memory which is valuable for your hockey skills. By doing these pregame drills on and off the ice your are getting properly prepared to play ice hockey.
Remember the better you get ready to play hockey by stretching the less chance of being injuried. Ice hockey is a demanding sport that's why you need to properly warm up before you take the ice.
Make sure to stay hydrated drink plenty of water before and during the game.

 A warm-up is essential before physical activity especially ice hockey.  The purpose of a warm-up is to increase the body core temperature, heart rate, and blood flow, and decrease the viscosity of connective tissue, increasing muscular performance and enhancing psychological performances.  Most individuals involved in sports and ice hockey do a warm-up just because it is what they think they are supposed to do, however, most people do not know the reasoning behind it.  It prepares the athlete not only physiologically, but mentally as well. Flexibility is an important component for activities of daily living and for sports, particularly ones that call for increased mobility.  Although it has been shown that a dynamic warm-up is more beneficial for performance, a lack of flexibility may increase the chance of injury.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sergei Bobrovsky

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets has won his second Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. He beat out Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. Bobrovsky notched 138 votes to win, beating Holtby (87) and Price (19). Bobrovsky had a season to remember in 2016-17. He led the NHL with a .931 save percentage as welll as 2.06 goals against average in 63 games played this season. Bobrovsky also tied for third in the NHL in shutouts this season.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

John Totorella wouldn’t bite

John Totorella wouldn’t bite on the low-hanging fruit offered him twice during a news conference that followed the Blue Jackets’ 1-0 overtime loss to the Canadiens last night. Anyone who saw his reaction to the holding call on defenseman Seth Jones knows how angry he was. Anyone who watched the coach walk across the ice and yell at officials seconds after Alex Galchenyuk’s point shot beat Sergei Bobrovsky understood the fire had not diminished. Tortorella can rage with the best of them.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

favorites to win the Stanley Cup

They are also now the odds on favorites to win the Stanley Cup.
Yes. That is right. The Columbus Blue Jackets.
The folks at Bovada released their updated Stanley Cup odds on Tuesday, and there is Tortorella’s bunch right at the top of the list, currently sitting at 7/1 favorites to win it all.
On Dec. 1 they were 28/1.
The Blue Jackets enter play on Tuesday having not lost a game since Nov. 26, and even then they still gained a point in the standings by losing to the Florida Panthers in a shootout. They won the game before that which gives them points in 17 straight games, a stretch that has seen them earn 33 out of a potential 34 points.
Here are the current Stanley Cup odds for every team in the league. The Blue Jackets are followed by the Chicago Blackhawks, the Minnesota Wild (who have had a pretty impressive winning streak of their own), the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers.
The Arizona Coyotes and the Colorado Avalanche are the teams with the worst odds, currently sitting at 500/1.
Columbus Blue Jackets: 7/1