2012-13 Training Camp
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01-14-2013, 09:53 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Cory Conacher after he played Monday on a line with his idol, Vinny Lecavalier: "It's very exciting. I'm short of breath it's so exciting"
Lightning coach Guy Boucher on Conacher: "He's got speed. He did a good job. He pushed the pace with them. That's what I'm looking for."
They have 2 openings at F and he's in a high-profile spot. On him, but he has good chance RT @mirtle: Conacher make the team?
“It’s a dream to be here,” Conacher said. “There are so many guys in Syracuse right now who could have been in my spot, so I’m just trying to represent the [Crunch] organization well and show the management here in Tampa Bay that I’m willing to take that next step.”
"It's important for me to just save the same mentality I still have to make the team. It's something that I'm going to have to beat a lot of guys out to do that. There's only a couple forwards up from Syracuse but there could have been a lot more. If we don't represent them well they could easily pick guys out of from Syracuse like I said. I got the chance to play with Lecavalier and Purcell both yesterday and today and I just have to prove to the coaching staff that I can fit a role on their line and get the lose pucks for them and go hard to the net and make plays happen for those guys. You never know. It's all about keeping the coaches happy and doing the little things that they want you to do and developing as a player as well. With my size, it's all about working hard. You see a guy like St. Louis and he didn't get here by just showing up. He's a guy who works hard everyday and he spent those years in the east coast or in the AHL or wherever he did and he worked hard to get where he is now and a lot of people like to say I'm just like him but I have a ways to go to even be in the same boat as him. He's done amazing things and the reason why I've lived the dream a little bit and got to where I am now. Just from seeing his work ethic makes me work even harder now. It shows it doesn't matter how big or small you are, it's just the way you work and ow you are as a player and even a guy off the ice. Coaches look at that stuff and it's important to be a good teammate and that's important."
"Right now every player that's in this camp is getting a real look. We're not trying to fill jerseys, we're really looking at what every player can do. There's holes that we want to plug definitely. It's going to be a fight."
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