The three pillars of health are diet, exercise and sleep. Shortchange one of the three, and just like a stool with a bum leg, the entire structure is likely to topple over.
Sleep is a precious commodity over the long haul of any hockey season, especially at the NHL level. That’s why the mantra for every hockey player remains the same—proper rest produces peak performance.
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman and Team USA veteran Jack Johnson said the key to maintaining the proper rest comes through mental discipline.