All Dean's talk about 'hockey culture' and junk is great, because I agree with it, but I always feel he's too vague about it.
Nice to see Murray put something tangible on that.
Also really liked this bit:
Originally Posted by Terry Murray
ďIíve seen it over the years, with players coming in, when youíre physically sound and fit and really strong, you have tremendous confidence when you step onto the ice... That, in itself, will accelerate and develop you into a better player and a better team.
I hope and pray Kopitar takes all of this conditioning stuff to heart. He should ritualistically burn the Homer slippers in his yard and pee on it to put it out. I love that he kind of has that 'big kid' disposition (though he is really just a kid), but I want to see the same type of commitment Johnson showed last summer to getting stronger, or the kind of commitment Doughty showed leading up to the draft to get in NHL shape.