Come back later this morning for our first player community projection -- which is not my projection (well, I get one vote) but yours. That'll give us a baseline of individual expectations and make us put our money where our mouths are.
For now, it's become rote each preseason but I still love the tradition: Each training camp is marked by mini-features on each player, as erstwhile reporters feverishly go through the "what he did last summer" and "how much better he plans to be this season" drills. As a writer in a few different subject areas I can appreciate the challenge of making the routine sound new. So hats off to those giving us the goods when camp rolls around (and look for much more coming out from the following and other outlets today and tomorrow):
- Scott Gordon praises Jack Hillen's brain, skating, handsomely rebuilt jaw. [NYI Official] You'll also find video interviews with Matt Martin, Gordon, James Wisniewski, Matt Moulson and Mark Streit on the home page tabs there.