I believe it was Ex -Poet Lauriete Billy Connnely who said you should never meet a favorite poet, because you will be dissapointed.
And yet, here I am, venturing out into the public, to meet up with Blue Jackets bloggers and fans alike.
Monday, around 6:00PM, a few of us are meeting up at Mac’s, my favorite bar in the Short North. If you happen to be around, you should stop in. Meet a few of the Blue Jackets bloggers, and talk about hte upcoming season. You can find us by looking for the jerseys.
The Blue Jackets continues their practices and scrimmages today, first taking the ice in the Ice Haus practice facility, then moving into the main arena. Who could believe that they would be skating where Celine Dion was singing just the noght before (ugh).
Rick Nash was on the ice, but Mike Commodore was not. Since I did not make it to camp yesterday, I don’t know if anything happened to him. Fredrik Norrena got something in his eye during the early session (ice chips from a hockey stop?) which bothered him for a while. He flushed out his eye a few times, and was late getting to the later session. Afterwards, he seemed fine.
Here are your photos:
Photos of the arena session are after the jump. Most of them came out a little green, and I’m not sure why. Perhaps I need some sort of filter? Anyone have any suggestions? Read more
More photos from today’s camp. I thought I might be able to get along the glass for some close up shots, but there was too much condensation, making the glass extremely foggy. The mist that hung over the ice may not have been legendary, but it made for an interesting scene at the top of practice. Only one goalie today, but he played well. Enjoy what I got.
Here’s one I wish I had put up yesterday. There was a similar photo, but I like this one too:
I got down to the rink again today for some more Blue Jackets camp before the camp. A few more of the heavies were in attendance, while the kids took a break before they head up to Traverce City for rookie camp. I took a bunch of pictures, and will put them all out at some point. For now, enjoy the gallery.
Peca explaining the drill about to happen:
18X Zoom in action:
It starts like any other pickup game, with a lot of standing around:
Official NHL training camps are weeks away, but hockey is starting to blow the dust off the shelves, strap on the gear, and have some fun before the real work begins. This week, the Blue Jackets are taking a skate before the skate, gearing up for the start of the season, and even a few prospects and walkons trying to make an early impression.
This was also a nice training camp for the new Tapecam (translation: new camera for Tapeleg). You get the benefit.
I would say that the camera did just fine, but the guy behind it could use a little more help.
More Blue Jackets “coverage” when I can get back to the rink.