Breakfast with the GM meant one thing this morning at the training facility. CROWDED. You can always tell when something is up when the parking lot is full. The meeting was still in progress when practice started, so the stands were relatively empty to start. There was one person in the stands, however, that got the attention of multiple players during warm ups. Particularly Hardy and Stoll…
…and me for that matter! It isn’t everyday that you see a beautiful woman watching practice all by herself.
First thing I noticed is that the lines hadn’t changed at all, which can only mean one thing. Brown is still up top. However, there is good news. According to Dr. Waves, Justin Williams is ready to play. The guy is skating and shooting really well. I see nothing in his play indicating he can’t go full tilt. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in a game by Friday.
Terry Murray had the guys start with wave after wave of 3 on none drills starting in the defensive zone, through the middle, to the net then cycle the next line. Everyone got in on this, including the defensemen. Next up were 2 on 1 drills, making the D-men work hard. This went on for the majority of practice. At around 11:40, the GM breakfast ended and in came the crowd. So for the last bit of practice, the place was packed to the gills with season ticket holders.