Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show

Episode 54: And now, from Scandinavia...Part 1

May 02, 2021 Richard Bercuson
Grassroots: The Minor Hockey Show
Episode 54: And now, from Scandinavia...Part 1
Show Notes

Chicago native David Laszlo was once a middle school teacher and later owned a pro shop where he often sharpened the skates of some Carolina Hurricanes players. Today, after eight years coaching minor in Denmark, Finland and Norway, he has learned much about hockey overseas and his own skills as a coach. For instance, he uses his whistle judiciously and talks less, a lesson he learned in Detroit when hearing that ice cost $400 per hour. "Am I worth nearly $7 a minute to hear myself talk?" Here's his conversation, along with his Norwegian goalie coach Frederik Meling, and host Richard Bercuson.