Former ECHL All-Star forward Justin Bourne is writing a seven-part series called “A Hockey Player’s Life 24/7/365” for MaxHockey.com.
Video sessions provide some benefits to a team. How much is up for debate.
The problem is that the teachers want to teach, but don’t know how to use the tool. And the students? Well, they would rather be out on the playground.
Video sessions usually happen after practice, and it’s always the same thing. Guys sitting in their wet gear, staring at a blank projector screen while coach spends a fortnight figuring out how to make the little picture on his little laptop play as a big picture on the big screen.And you wait.
The worst part of the wait is, you always know how you played the game before. If the answer is “awful”, you’re guaranteed to be in the running for the Oscar (most screentime). And, there are so many chaotic plays in every game that even if you played well there’s a good chance you’ll sneak your way into a few clips.
Click here to read the fifth installment of “A Hockey Player’s Life 24/7/365”.
Bourne, who is injured and unable to play at this time, played in the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game and had 31 points (16g-15a) in 50 regular season games and two goals in 13 Kelly Cup Playoff games for the Utah Grizzlies as a rookie in 2007-08. He also played in American Hockey League where he had five points (2g-3a) in 16 games for Bridgeport.
MaxHockey.com features original columns by Stan Fischler, David Kolb, Debbie Erickson and many others as well as player blogs including Ron Hainsey of the Atlanta Thrashers and Blake Wheeler of the Boston Bruins.