“It went according to plan,” Pat Bingham said at the end. “No casualties.”
A good first-day skate, a bit more than an hour and a half. Lots of drills on the rush, two-on-ohs, two-on-ones, two-on-a-coach-sorta-in-the-way.
“We’re trying to establish a work ethic,” Bingham said. “Skating, so they can get the legs under them, and tempo.” There was a bit today, and maybe more in the next few days, of systems, “a style of play. We’ll sprinkle a bit of that in so we look like a team on Friday.”
Always tough to get a good read on guys when you’ve no idea who’s who. Here’s how it turned out they had lined up:
Gelinas and Nie were in the nets.
(Full names and brief sketches here.)
Mark Wotton is expected in the next day or two. With the surplus on defense, someone might skate up front.
Wade Redden among those to Hartford.
And RIP, Bob Shaw.