Episode 397: An Avalanche of Talent

Jack Han joins the show to discuss the Colorado Avalanche, why they've been steamrolling teams so far this season, and what we can learn from their success.

Why we're interested in learning from the Avalanche

Adjustments they've made to their playing style

Having good players, and getting the most out of them

Their improved defensive metrics this season

The interplay between defense and offense

Aggressively defending the blueline, forcing dump-ins

The 'neutral zone regroup'

Snowball effect of shifts and concept of momentum

Role coach plays on highly talented teams

Creating environment that young players can step into

Their team-building approach

Respond to playoff disappointment and getting lucky

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