Check out some videos from day one of training camp
From reporter Caley Chelios:
Day 1 Camp, team Andreychuk forward line combos:
Vlady Stammer Kuch
Mcginn Howden Brown
Yan Cirelli Joseph
Kunitz Cally Peca.
From beat writer Joe Smith:
Anton Stralman not skating today. Considered day to day.
Yzerman said it’s possible Anton Stralman is back on the ice by the end of the weekend. Stralman didn’t skate in practice today.
Cooper said with Stamkos having not played in so long, he wanted him w linemates he’s comfortable with. Hence 86 and 90.
Palat-Johnson-Point together. Bournival-Paquette-Dumont reunited. Conacher-Gourde-Killorn.
Cooper said not to read too much into Point at wing. Though he’s certainly capable.
Stamkos said that’s one of the fastest-paced, first skates. Joking with the guys, ‘That’s what you get when you don’t make the playoffs.”
From beat writer Bryan Burns:
Girardi on the start of camp: “It was a good first day out there, pretty tough but it was definitely fun to be out there with the guys.”
Prospects beat the vets 1-0 in a scrimmage. Verhaeghe scored lone goal in 3-on-3 action w/ a one-timer set up by Katchouk breakaway.
Asked Brayden Point if he prefers center or wing. His response? “I’m just trying to make the (team). Wherever they put me, that’s great.”
Cooper said Point and Killorn were “exceptional” for Team Canada at WCs. “They waived the Canadian flag and they made the Lightning proud.”
Stamkos on 90-91-86 line: “I’d love to get a chance to play w/ those 2 guys again. We had great chemistry before the injury.”
Cooper on today’s compete level: “One of the things we talked about…from day one, its game on…That’s how the guys approached it today.”
(Feature Photo/Christine Gunn)