I’ll have more later from practice, but in the meantime, some quick updates:
Hollweg-Jason Krog-Adam Hall
Defensively, Dan Girardi looked to be practicing with Fedor Tyutin, while Aaron Ward was with Karel Rachunek, and Marek Malik was with Michal Rozsival. The real head-scratcher had Thomas Pock out of the rotation and practicing with Colton Orr. I’d love to offer an explanation, but I was knocked off course by something else. Which was….
“I’m a different player than Brendan,” he said.
When I then told Shanahan about my conversation with Jagr, the 38-year-old veteran was fairly diplomatic. “That’s why we need to talk,” he said. “I don’t care what we do as long as we get results. And if we’re not getting results, we need to change something.”
For the record, Shanahan and Jagr’s lockers are about 20 feet away from one another—not exactly on opposite ends of the globe.