Chris Osgood’s on Mental Preparation for Big Games
“Mentally you know how to prepare yourself better for games and put the other stuff on the side and clear your mind for when the game starts. You’re more aware of what matters and what doesn’t. And you just know how to mentally prepare yourself for games and be ready to play when they do start. Because there is a lot of stuff going on.” – Chris Osgood
The buzz surrounding big games like the division playoffs or even the Stanley Cup Finals can derail even the top players. The opportunity to compete for the cup is an incredible achievement. The chance to win the Cup is a lifetime dream. Winning teams know how to mentally prepare for the big games and how to put aside everything else that could distract them from the task at hand.