: News Article:
Rask Injured Overseas
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10-23-2012, 10:50 PM
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NHL training camps last a matter of a few days before they're playing exhibition games, and even then players complain that they're too long. Football training camps are an entirely different animal. You can't get a bunch of guys together and simulate football game conditions - you can with hockey players.
Was Rask in shape to play games without going through a week of drills under Julien's eye? Of course he was, just as every other NHL player was, because they kept on working out, and scrimmaging together, just like training camp. I haven't seen reports that they'be been dropping like flies in Europe, and if Rask WASN'T in shape, and his injury was due to that, shouldn't he have suffered it weeks ago, when he first went over?
This is pure and utter speculation on your part.
I'm not saying Rask doesn't have the right to go overseas and earn a living if he's locked out here, but I would hope that he had a proper training camp, because yes, they have those in Europe,even though you seem to think they are some antiquated notion. I believe they were in August for the SEL teams?
And who cares if the players think camp is too long, are they doctors now too?
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