Why have a scrimmage on a weekday when you can have it on the weekend when more fans would be able to attend. I remember having two scrimmages back in 2007.
The scrimmage isn't for the fans, it's for the team.
Look, jiggsaw, the Ducks have a schedule this season that isn't the norm. As it is, a normal NHL pre-season/training camp is about a month's worth of hockey and training compacted into about two weeks. Then there are usually a couple of days off before the regular season starts.
With them going to Helsinki on the 4th, they have even less time this season. That's less time to try to get the same amount of prep work done. You'll need to forgive them if their preparations for the upcoming season might be at the expense of running training camp on a schedule that is easier for you.
It didn't use to be so bad, the employess there have gotten worse over the years. Last year they kept chasing people off from standing by the railings....people were already pretty much sitting on top of each other there was no where else to go. There just wasn't enough room anymore, it's not like the old days when you could spread out. Moving it to the Ponda is a great move for us fans.
There are lots of reasons for the move. Security, keeping fans away, medical facilities, video & technical, equipment, personnel, etc. The players have been asking for this for a long time. The shortened training camp makes things possible.
Now they can try to sell tickets while people are inside the arena
Hope this helps the team win earlier this season.
why limited heis as fast a Palmeri and Bonino and I think that he have a better vision at least he does'nt shoot from the blue line all the time.
Bonino and Palmieri have shown more at the AHL level at this point, and are higher on the depth chart. If all three of them have good camps, Deschamps will be the least likely to make the team. That doesn't mean it can't happen. As Moose pointed out anything can happen. Injuries could open up a spot for him. He could exceed expectations at camp, and really impress. He'll have an opportunity to make a case for why he belongs on the team, but on his current path he's probably not going to be playing in the NHL this season unless there are injuries.
Also, Smaby has easily been the most physical out of both groups. First group was mostly veterans and they were pretty chill hitting wise. Second group has been a little more urgent with guys trying to get noticed.