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07-13-2009, 01:01 PM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: L.A. suburb
I find it a bit disconcerting that DL said: "We ran too much hockey school crap in the last couple of years but this one will be at the level I envisioned when I got here."
What?!? It takes him 4 years to get a training camp to the level he wants to see?
Anyway, I went to yesterday's game and it was quite good - a great crowd too (and Sat. was MORE crowded?) The tempo was good by both sides and there was plenty of hitting. A few comments:
1. Hickey: very impresseive. Has bulked up a bit from last year and he is very fluid out there - very smooth. He stood out. Will he make the team?? Where do you put him?
2. Garrett Roe: wow - he was good: physical and with some skills. but 5'-8"?? I know he's been reminded of his height his entire life, but he may turn into something.
3. Schenn: looked as good as I expected, and I expected a lot. Put 15 more pounds on him and in 2 years he'll start.
4. The RBK practice jerseys are still laughably embarassing. I mean come on, enough with the circle/waves under the arm and silly number font. Just use real practice jerseys.
5. and DA: last year Doughty played on another level than the rest of the group. From what I remember, Doughty looked better last year than Hickey did yesterday.
6. Bernier did not stand out as the best goalie out there. I was more impressed with Jones for some reason... What do others think about Bernier's play??
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