All posts by Craig Hartsburg

Why not be a defenseman?


Craig Hartsburg
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February 6, 2018

I am obviously being a little biased in this article as I spent pretty much all of my playing days on the back end, except for one year as a 14-year old. …[read more]

The importance of practice


Craig Hartsburg
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January 31, 2018

The part of coaching that I really loved the most was practice. It is the time you can have the biggest impact on a team and the players individually. …[read more]

Core values of our great game


Craig Hartsburg
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January 22, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: This marks the second in what will be on ongoing series of columns written for Hockey News North by retired National Hockey League player and coach Craig Hartsburg. Hartsburg retired from the game in 2016 after an eventful 27-year coaching career that included 19 seasons in the NHL and successful stints in the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League. As a player, Hartsburg had a world-class career as an all-star defenseman with both the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL and the erstwhile Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He was captain of the Greyhounds for two of his three OHL seasons and was captain of the North Stars for seven of his 10 NHL seasons. …[read more]

New identity for Soo hockey


Craig Hartsburg
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January 17, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: This marks the debut column of retired National Hockey League player and coach Craig Hartsburg. Hartsburg retired from the game in 2016 after an eventful 27-year coaching career that included 19 seasons in the NHL and successful stints in the Ontario Hockey League and Western Hockey League. As a player, Hartsburg had a world-class career as an all-star defenseman with both the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL and the erstwhile Minnesota North Stars of the NHL. He was captain of the Greyhounds for two of his three OHL seasons and was captain of the North Stars for seven of his 10 NHL seasons. …[read more]