The Washington Capitals are currently holding their prospect development camp, where they're using chemistry lessons to instill wisdom from a basketball coach. No, seriously.
Many years ago, legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden developed what he called the Pyramid of Success. Blocks on the pyramid include self-control, cooperation and team spirit. It worked out alright for him—his teams won seven national championships in a row.
The Capitals took Wooden's pyramid and turned it into a periodic table, with of Wooden's blocks now a chemical element. The put the table on a shirt and gave it to their prospects.
The pyramid is much more aesthetically pleasing.
- Dan Gartland