When the first pack was thrown on the ice in western Johnny Icehouse on September 23, it could be more like camp perspective Blackhawks Jersey training camp. As many as 10 of the best players on the team will not be there. Joel Quenneville probably not even be present. Stan Bowman could not be anything else, either.
group play at the World Cup of Hockey ending on 22 September and the final best-of-three finish on 29 either September or October 1 that will leave Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, Brian Campbell and a kids whole bunch young and role players, with Kevin Dineen and assistant coaches Mike Kitchen run things when training camp opens. At the time the World Cup is over, the Hawks have already played five of their six preseason games.
“We definitely will have a different feel to it,” Trevor van Riemsdyk defense said. “But it’s going to be fun. There will probably be a lot of young guys. It may be even more competitive as it is against the people who are in competition with, head to head, more than they could be in another field. I sure the kids bring their best, regardless. But when you are against other young guys fighting for points, which will carry out those competitive juices. ”
No surprises on the list Hawks camp, no family veterans in testing. In total, 37, 18 forwards and six porters defenses have been invited to camp. When the 10 World Cup participants appear depend on how well their teams do. Barring a catastrophic collapse of Canada in Toronto, Jonathan Toews Jersey, Corey Crawford and Quenneville (assistant coach Mike Babcock) will be late. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Swedish Marcus Kruger and American Patrick Kane also expect to spend two full weeks in Toronto.
With the start of the season pushed the October 12 (five days later than the first game of last season), Quenneville is not too concerned about the unusual situation camp, although only one team (Tampa Bay) has more Hawks participants that the World Cup.
“Every team has the same situation,” Quenneville said. “It will be an experience through the league. You should not change the way we approach our camp. As the season begins, there will be excitement for everyone, as it has always been.”
For many perspectives they hope to gain points list field, which is a mixture of things. They receive a bigger focus and perhaps more reps in practice and more action in preseason games, but Quenneville will not be around to see most of it.
“Everyone just wants to show their ability, and show how they can play the game,” said Tyler end Motte, who turned pro last spring after scoring 32 goals in 38 matches in Michigan. “It will be a great opportunity for all of us.”