You can't replicate being in game shape though. Then again, if they started in October he wouldn't have been playing either. So I probably overreacted.
Yeah, I doubt many of these players really played hard enough to keep themselves in NHL ready condition. Some of them playing in other leagues might even suffer some consequences going from different ice sizes, level of competition, etc
We haven't heard about it a lot but I'm pretty sure most of these guys have been staying in shape
Maybe in a Swedish beer league, but not anywhere professionally.
Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87
Most of the summer Hank was practicing with some other Swedes over in Europe. Hank is the last person I would worry about.
Henrik just did an interview with ABC yesterday. The interview is on espn.com. The link is in the lockout thread on page 16 or 17 if you want to watch it.
Henrik said he has been training the whole time. Obviously he has trained harder at different times when he thought the lockout was coming to an end and other times it sounded like basic training. He will be ready to go.
And yes great to see this thread, the pics, and LoFFen.
Yeah im hoping that even though theyll want to get off to a hot start they wont pummel Lundqvist with games early on, especially with no preseason. Biron is going to need some time to get back into gameshape because hes been sitting in board meetings for the last 5 months as the Rangers rep.
I wouldnt mind even alternating games for the first week and then get Henrik in there for two straight. It might even benefit the team defense structure to make sure they focus on that right away. I have trust in Torts and the coaching staff, I think theyll do the right thing.