Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs Winning Combination
They say, "Success leaves clues". But so does failure.
Last week, I was watching CBC's Hockey Night in Canada and they were showing off newspaper clips from the mid 70's, 80's and 90's of the Leafs. During all of these low times in the franchise, the headlines read very accurate to what they could read today.
In other words, the pattern of failure has been learned and repeated in the interior of the franchise, and it's been passed down to the coaches, their staff, which plays and develops the players, who learn how to lose in the exact same pattern. So it's consistent.
I've often said that losing on the ice has nothing to do with hockey and talent.
I want to be clear, that you need strategy and talent to win, but at the NHL level, it's the ante into the game, so to speak. Everyone has talent at the NHL level, but you never have enough talent to win on talent alone. That's where belief system and mindset comes into the winning recipe.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, but winning hockey games has nothing to do with hockey.
The algorithm of success has a pattern in anything it does. Unfortunately for The Leafs, they haven't discovered that pattern, and Toronto has waited almost a half century for its Stanley Cup parade. I've been down in the dressing room of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, and I've seen examples of this losing pattern.
Herb Brooks, the head coach of the Miracle on Ice USA hockey team at the Lake Placid Olympics demonstrated that he didn't necessarily need the best players, he needed the right ones. He coached the USA to the greatest upset in sports history on the world's biggest platform, the Olympics and showed the world his vision.
I think choosing the right players comes from a partnership. I discuss this with Yogic Numerology master, Yogi Akal on the pattern of this algorithm. Using numerology can give information in choosing the proper fit, just as the movie, "Moneyball" demonstrated in creating metrics in sports.
You can listen to my radio show about this numerology on Chuck's World of Infinite Mojo here: