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Training Camp, Day Six: Practice makes perfect...

Monday, 09.17.2007 / 10:05 AM ET / Bish's Blog
By John Bishop  -
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Training Camp, Day Six: Practice makes perfect...
John Bishop is the beat writer for He covers the Black & Gold hoping to offer a positive look at the team, not only from the stands and the press box, but also from inside the locker room. A graduate of Boston U. and Northeastern, 'Bish' grew up in Connecticut and moved to the Hub of Hockey in 1993. Since then he has made all four rinks at the Beanpot schools, as well as both Gardens, his icebound homes away from home. Prior to joining the TD Banknorth Garden staff in 2005, Bishop had written for several publications, with his primary focus being college hockey. He coauthored the book Bygone Boston in 2003 and hopes someday to pen a bio of Hobey Baker.
I am still waiting on coffee number bear with me.

10:07 a.m.
Group A is on the ice:
Brick: Lucic-Metropolit-Marchand
White: Shaefer-Savard-Karsums
Gold: Axelsson-Krejci-Kobasew
Gray: Hoggan-Nokelainen-Thornton
Black (D-men): Chara, Stuart, Wideman, Lashoff, Ference, Hunwick.
Black (goalies): Sigalet, Thomas

I sat down with Marty Karsums after practice and we talked about his experiences at this year's training camp and how he prepared for the 2007-08 season. Click the link below to listen to our conversation.
Martins Karsums 

11:07 a.m.
With the second squad preparing for their session, I was able to catch up with Mark Stuart after the first. Hang on for that interview.

11:33 a.m.
Group B is on the ice and beginning their sesssion:
Brick: Reich-Thompson-Trevelyan
White: Hendricks-Kessel-Murray
Gold: Bochenski-Bergeron-Sturm
Red: Pelletier-Mowers-DiCasmirro
Black (D-men): Allen, Alberts, Ward, Sigalet, Curry
Black (goalies): Brown, Fernandez

Just like the first group, it looks as if they are working on offensive breakouts, etc. If the pattern holds, they will do some penalty kill and power play work.

This time I talked to defenseman Andrew Alberts.
Andrew Alberts  

1:36 p.m.
Rookies on the ice:
White: Collins, Rabbit, Knackstedt
Gold: Jorgenson, Sobotka, Bitz
Red: Lehtonen, Orr, Hamill
Black (D-men): Boyle, Reul, Bodnarchuk, McQuaid
Black (goal): Rask

I tracked down Zach Hamill and asked him about the rookie game and Training Camp.
Zach Hamill  

By the way, according to Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien, Team A (from this morning, whose lines are listed above) will be the squad that travels to St. John's tomorrow.

Savvy, Z and me, on The Rock!

5:33 p.m. Just updated the front page with roster news. I am sure we will see some of those guys back in Boston in the not-too-distant future.

And I also updated my Bear Essentials from yesterday with some Podcasts. Click here to revisit Saturday's scrimmage and hear Adam McQuaid, Phil Kessel and GM Peter Chiarelli.

Ok, off to write some other stuff. I hope that I run into some of you in Newfoundland!




1 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
2 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
3 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
4 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
5 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
6 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
7 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
8 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47


P. Bergeron 52 19 26 8 45
L. Eriksson 52 16 24 11 40
D. Krejci 42 12 27 2 39
R. Spooner 52 11 27 -5 38
B. Marchand 47 24 12 12 36
Z. Chara 50 7 20 8 27
M. Beleskey 50 8 17 10 25
T. Krug 51 3 21 6 24
J. Hayes 50 11 12 -5 23
B. Connolly 49 7 9 -5 16
T. Rask 19 15 5 .918 2.47
J. Gustavsson 9 3 1 .915 2.38
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