"Throughout the two years there is a heavy focus on power skating and developing their stride on the ice," Monaghan said. "Off the ice there is a lot of power lifting and isometrics. There is a lot of focus on proper stretching and conditioning. There is also a focus on eating properly and nutrition."
"It's not that American fans can't identify with the great players from Canada or Europe. Anyone can watch a guy like [Alex] Ovechkin and appreciate him," Monaghan said. "[But] I think it would be help the average American sports fan to have more quality American players to identify with."