Sport Psychologist Saul Miller states that there are six main qualities of a "Winning Attitude".
  • Commitment
  • Motivation
  • Confidence
  • Deserving
  • Identity
  • Mental Toughness
One can look at this list and hope to find the one quality that creates a winner. Well, each of the qualities displayed above are not independent. They each are overlapping and interrelated. One must strengthen one key in order to strengthen the others.   Now, what will a head coach look for when he is entering the deciding game of a series... Both goaltenders have played within the 7 game series and he has to find the one that will give his team an edge...   The goaltender that a Head Coach is confident in is that goaltender that is confident in them-self.