How to analyse defensive breakdowns

Mental models from two elite hockey minds

Here’s the dirty truth: for those standing on the bench in street shoes, seeing their team score seldom feels as good as giving up a goal feels bad. Playing for 0-0 regulation ties is far less emotionally distressing to coaches than winning 6-5.

It explains much of what we see when we watch NHL hockey on TV.

Would coaches really rather play for a tie thr…

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