September 15th, 2006, 01:55 PM #1
Training Camp Day 2
To start the day off Garon, Labarbera, Fukufuji, Munce, and Brust were doing goalie drills. Then Team Goring and Murphy came on and ran drills. I liked the way MC ran practice - he's not afraid to get in the face of players that are slacking off. On one particular play Pushy tried to be fancy and didn't get a shot off - he kind of was slow getting back until MC started banging his stick in his face to wake him up. Hopefully MC can get this squad together and we'll be in good form when the season starts.
Onto scrimmage - here were the lines (I'm not sure which team was Goring and which was Murphy, so I'll just classify them based on the jerseys they wore)
Moulson-Belanger-Kanko (O'Sully played a few shifts with this line too)
Schmidt-?(I forget who)
Garon (1st game), Munce (2nd game)
Zeiler-Kopitar-Hogeboom (Avery played a few shifts with this line)
Clarke-Avery-Jackman (Kopitar played with this line a lil)
Labarbera (1st game), Brust (2nd game)
1st game was all black - I think Cammy scored the 1st goal, I'm not positive since I couldn't see his side too clearly from where I sat. O'Sully got an empty netter at the end. Garon made a sweet save off Kopitar who was alone in front. Frolov also could have had a breakaway but he wasn't paying attention and let the puck slip by him. Black won game 1 2-0.
The 2nd game ended in a 2-2 tie. Murphy (I'm pretty sure it was him - either him or TK, again my vision wasn't the best) poked it in off a rebound for Black. Also for black, Henderson hit a slapshot right past Brust. Roussin scored 2 consecutive goals for the White.
After that I watched Team Berry (Dustin Brown, Army, Pushy, Willsie, Thornton, Matti, Lubo, Cloutier, Bernier etc) do their drills. I had to leave when they started skating drills.
Other random notes:
-Dustin Brown and Deano were laughing it up chatting with each other before the practice, so that should relieve anyone who's still worried about him not being signed
-Cloutier surrendered quite a few goals during practices - not looking forward to seeing him in goal this year
-Bernier looked solid during drills. Can't wait to see how talented this guy is in a few years.
If anyone who was there has more thoughts, please post them
September 15th, 2006, 02:02 PM #2
Thanks for the update.
I can not wait till I go tomorrow!
September 15th, 2006, 02:02 PM #3
Nice thanks for the update!
Did this line play well together?
September 15th, 2006, 02:08 PM #4
Thanks for the notes I went to see the SJ practice and honestly it really looked like they didint want to be there, Mike Grier and Scott Hannan were arguing like kids,few fan were booing any how I wish i could have seen the kings,, thanks
September 15th, 2006, 02:12 PM #5
Thanks for the Update!
I look forward to being there tomorrow.
September 15th, 2006, 02:16 PM #6
Was there one of these yesterday?
I looked all over...
Awesome stuff.. u guys going to camp...please continue to post these for those of us that cant make it.
September 15th, 2006, 02:23 PM #7
Yea me too - I wasn't able to go yesterday so I was also hoping to find a review. I guess not enough people were able to make it out yesterday
Originally Posted by bodycheck
September 15th, 2006, 02:23 PM #8
its getting close... this summer seems like it will never end!
September 15th, 2006, 02:33 PM #9
Thanks a lot for the report! I might try and make it out tomorrow.
September 15th, 2006, 02:34 PM #10
No there was not. The closest was the thread titled Kopitar but that thread got hijack
Originally Posted by bodycheck