Just a short one this morning for a shout out to the opening of training camp. Players are in for physicals today and will hit the ice Sunday. Sadly, though, the boys at the Sun will focus 100% on how the Heatley meetings go with his teammates. On the bright side, since the media probably won't be able to find a new line of questioning about the same topic, maybe they can burn off these questions in September and October will be lighter for them. I know that's wishful thinking, but I'd rather the players and Heatley face the music this week and next and then we can all focus on hockey come October 3rd.
In another story, Matthew Berry says Jarret Stoll has awful arthritis that is very much affecting his ability to play. He's on medication to manage this, but it is still news that we didn't know a few days ago when we all thought Stoll was a Senator. I certainly wish the best for the guy as it is a shame to see a young hockey player affected by this. On the other hand, and I hate to be the insensitive one here, it absolutely changes his trade value. Lucky for us, Dean Lombardi called the trade rumour 'total bull'.
Back to the Sens - here's to a terrific and competitive training camp that produces a great team and a great season! God Bless the return of Senators hockey!