Hey, Snakes fans! What a long day this has been!! Started at the rink at 8 AM...you heard me 8 in the morning!!
Our chief photographer Mike Haskey joined me this morning to shoot pics for my preview section. Mike and Robin Trimarchi are so great to me. We've worked together for six years now and their creativity has made me look good on many occasions. Thanks, Mike and Robin!
I can't wait for ya'all to see the preview section. I'm always excited about and proud of it, but I think this year's is especially good. Hope ya'all agree and that you'll NOT just look at it on-line. Go out and buy a hard copy of the paper. :) If I do say so myself, it's a pretty good resource on the Snakes.
So after my daily briefing by my buddy Smoke, Mike and I had the correct roster numbers and were all set. Mike finished just in time for practice "intermission" when the Zamboni resurfaces the ice.
Here is the way the lines shaped up this morning:
The guys had a full, strenous practice, followed by conditioning drills, the hockey equivalent of skating laps.
Tomorrow the guys are off to Birmingham in search of ice. They'll have a brief morning skate on Friday and the exhibition game that night. Off to Mississippi for Saturday night's exhibition game.
Wow...week one is going by quickly!! That means we're closer to Opening Night!