Hockey Tactics Retrospective (1975-86)

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Understand our game's glorious past like never before

- How can coaches teach Soviet-style possession hockey?

- Why were the '70s Montreal Canadiens & the '80s New York Islander such juggernauts?

- What can today's players learn from Wayne Gretzky & the high-flying Edmonton Oilers?

After penning the cult favorite ebook Hockey Tactics 2020, Jack Han returns with a deep dive into hockey's defining moments.

HT: Retrospective is a loving tribute to the great teams and players of the 1970s and 1980s

The author, a former AHL assistant coach and NHL front office staffer, uses detailed video analysis to break down and diagram the genius of hockey grandmasters Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Gil Perreault, Slava Fetisov, Wayne Gretzky and many, many others.

The ebook is 50% longer than its predecessor.

If you loved Hockey Tactics 2020, you'll love this one even more!

Illustrated by Bruno-Clément Boudreault and edited by Michael Farber.

Statistical tracking provided by Corey Sznajder.

About the creators:

Jack Han (Twitter @jhanhky) wrote for the Montreal Canadiens, the ATP World Tour and The Athletic. Between 2017 and 2020 he worked in analytics, player development, scouting and coaching in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. He is currently a coaching consultant for NHL, AHL, European and women's professional players.

Michael Farber (Twitter @MichaelFarber3) is the winner of the Elmer Ferguson Award presented by the Hockey Hall of Fame, the top honor for a hockey journalist. His work appears in Sports Illustrated and on TSN.

Bruno-Clément Boudreault (Twitter @bcboudreault) is lifelong hockey fan and the founder of, a communications agency based in Quebec City.

Corey Snzajder (Twitter @ShutdownLine) is an NHL analytics specialist and the preeminent hockey data tracker in the world.

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Illustrated ebook (PDF file, 17 chapters, 197 pages)

Original art by Bruno-Clément Boudreault
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197 pages


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Hockey Tactics Retrospective (1975-86)

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