NHL Bubble Life is True Leadership Challenge
"Asked about what challenges NHL teams might be facing in keeping up morale, now that they’re three weeks into bubble life, Ryan Walter thought of this old-time hotel policy that Habs management had long been following when he arrived in Montreal from Washington in 1982."
Read more by Patrick Johnston in the Province
August 19, 2020
We Are All Educators
"My friend Mark Woytowich recently shared a timely article from Ryan Walter, former NHL coach and Stanley Cup-winning player turned author and corporate trainer. In his column, Ryan talks about French philosopher Michel de Montaigne’s poignant observation about worry:
“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes...most of which never happened!”
Read more by Joe Battista from StateCollege.com
August 18, 2020
As the coronavirus-modified NHL playoffs unfold, the key to success is all in the players' heads.
“It’s going to be interesting to see how each of the teams are prepared to play at this level this quickly,” said Walter, a two-time Stanley Cup finalist with Montreal — winning in 1986. “I’m pretty interested to watch and see what plays out and what principles I can glean from that. I think it’s a very interesting thing that we’re not going to see too often.” says Ryan Walter.
Read more INSIDE the NHL by Geoff Baker in the Seattle Times.
August 4, 2020
Mathieu Schneider Provides Wealth of Experience for NHLPA
The former LA Kings defenseman uses his extensive playing experience to advocate for current NHL players
"Although it wasn't by choice, it didn't take long for Mathieu Schneider to get involved in the NHL Players' Association (NHLPA).
Early into his career with the Montreal Canadiens, Schneider was dragged, as he put it, to a meeting by teammate Ryan Walter."