I already spoke to Rick Carpiniello over at the Training Center, where players are being put through a series of physicals and interviews. I always wondered what would happen if they put the media through the same process, since most of us are either A) out of shape; or B) mentally unbalanced; or C) both. I suppose we’re held to a different standard.
Anyway, according to Carp (which incidentally, is the “name of his blog”:http://carp.lohudblogs.com), the only player to speak to the media so far is Darius Kasparaitis. As we’ve already reported, Kasparaitis is back in impressive shape and hopeful about a return to the NHL. That, of course, is standard issue for this time of year. Everyone is hopeful. If a guy walks into the first day of training camp and sounds like anything less than a first-ballot Hall of Famer, he might as well book his own hotel room in Hartford.
Anyway, Carpie’s plan is to pass along more later. In the meantime, you can occupy yourself with “my Rangers training camp preview”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070913/SPORTS01/709130398/1034/SPORTS.