With the Canuck rookies in Penticton and veteran players from every team skating informal stakes around the continent it is only a matter of time till the 2013-14 puck drop October 1st.
Today as usual I headed out to UBC to see what I would see. Lisa Bonang, a friend of mine and former member of the UBC Thunderbirds Women's hockey team was working in the office at the Varsity gym. I popped into say hi and it was possibly the best gym session I have ever had. The gym and I aren't great friends. I prefer running outside or a dance class but today was different. Lisa and I were catching up and right next to me Jason Garrison, Alex Edler, Alex Burrows, Jannik Hansen, Dan Hamhuis and Daniel and Henrik Sedin were all doing "the plank position" in between breaks from sit ups and other strength training exercises. A women's dream come true. Good Lookin, athletic men, working out. I was not complaining, I just wish they had their shirts off.
Lisa and I wrapped up our conservation (she was working after all) and I continued to wonder around the rink. I crossed paths with Dale Weise, Tom Sestito, Chris Tanev and Jordan Schroeder all looking very handsome in street clothes chatting to each other. A couple minutes later I exchanged hellos with a sweaty David Booth. Although I didn't see any players skating on the ice they were definitely taking their off ice work outs very seriously.
Of course I spotted Vancouver Canuck fans, carrying their jerseys, sticks and pictures in an effort to get their favourite player's autograph. You can tell they can't wait for the season to begin!
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