The energy at practice yesterday all fun, smiles and work work work. I won't go on about the entire practice but here are the important parts:
!) The coach to start practice was Manny Malhotra. After skating with his team for about 20 minutes and yelling out drills, Coach Dragicevic made an appearance. After spending an hour on the ice with UBC, Coach D was back on the ice 30 minutes later with the Canucks
2) Who know Keith Ballard was so funny? This was my first time seeing Ballard skate and he was having a good time. Ballard was high fiving the trainers and chatting their ears off. Whenever I saw him on the ice he was poking his stick at some teammate making a comment and getting his buddies to laugh
3) After practice ended everyone got into their street clothes except Daniel and Henrik Sedin. They got into workout clothes and left the building. I am guessing they were either going on a jog or back to the gym?
4) Zack Kassian skated but not with the team. He skated on a rink across the hallway. Other Canucks skating at practice were Volpatti, Burrows, Raymond, Tanev and Ebbett
5) I believe no matter what NHL team you cheer for it is going to be a great season! This season is called a sprint. Instead of the usual 82 games, teams will be playing 48. Which means 4 games a week and no room for injury or error. If I could I would travel all over North America taking pictures of other teams. Since I can't right now enjoy these photos and video. Don't miss the funny funny Keith Ballard video below! Again, who knew he had such great comedic timing! Enjoy X