Today’s interviews are with Rob Blake, Wayne Simmonds and Trevor Lewis, but first I’ll transcribe yesterday’s interviews, since that’s something I said I would do yesterday.
The NHLers were back to work on the Olympic rink. In addition to the guys I listed yesterday, I also saw Thornton and Modry and a couple others.
Status quo with the rookie camp, although the switched up the order so that the forwards went last today. I had an informal chat with Marc Crawford while he was watching the practice and I was struck with how genuinely excited he seemed about the prospects. It wasn’t just a coach trying to pump up his players. He pointed out a number of guys and talked about their strong qualities. And not just the top-level guys. It even went down to guys like Dravecky and King, guys who really aren’t expected to show much at this stage in their development.
Crawford went so far as to list Dravecky among the players he thinks can contend for a spot on the Kings. Based on what I’ve seen and heard, Murray and Dravecky might be two guys to watch closely at the start of camp.