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10-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by domdo345 View Post
First, I was talking about CHL training camps, the same ones Gally did. I know for a fact ( I played few games, really few, in the Q) that training camps have higher intensity and physical play than the first 4-5 games of the regular season. It's another story in the NHL as we can all see.

I was not talking about THIS particular thread but more about the last one. I said I did not think he was as strong as described by many about his defensive game and that I saw an offensive-first minded player which I was really happy to see. Then was the hate on me.
So, you experienced one camp? Where you felt the intensity (for your level of talent) was higher than the first 4-5 games of the season? Okay.
Now why would this mean that the same applies for Gally? Couldn't it be possible for someone of higher talent to feel the first games of the regular season are tougher than the preseason ones?
Your experience=/= Gally's. Generally speaking, I doubt you'll find a lot of people arguing preseason is more intense than the first few games of the season.
Competition is weaker in preseason, there is no denying that. I don't think I have to really explain what weaker competition means.

Also, there is no need to move this debate towards ''what's more intense, preseason or reg.season?''. Fact remains, training camps and physical training does not guarantee a full clearance of rust.
When you see someone's timing being affected, as well as confidence, that's a direct showing of rust. The fact he was able to start dusting it off rather quickly is further evidence of rustiness.

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