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from Aaron Vickers of CalgaryFlames.com,

CF.com: What veterans have surprised you in training camp?

BT: I wouldn’t say surprised. You’re always hopeful that they come in and are ready. I don’t worry about our veteran players too much in that they’re always prepared. Our fitness testing and levels were exceptional. I think in terms of just this camp, Matt Stajan is a guy that has really been good. He’s been a leader, as he always is. You can even see it, I think he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in. He’s moving better. There is a real assertiveness and seriousness about his game right now. There’s been a lot of guys that have played well but Matt just jumps out for me. He’s made sure he has come in physically and mentally prepared and it’s showing.

CF.com: You must feel pretty comfortable with the options Bob Hartley has to deploy for 3-on-3 overtime?

BT: We talked a lot about it when the rule came in. We talked a lot about personnel. We’ve had two of them now but they haven’t gone very long – a minute of two, I guess. I think we’ve got options. What I think is unique is we’ve got a lot of defenceman that can play in it and I’m not sure how many defenceman league-wide can play but we’ve got the Giordano’s, the Russell’s, the Brodie’s, the Hamilton’s, the Wideman’s. There’s players that are built for it. And then you get into the forward group. The coaches will come up with a strategy and some groupings of players but I think we’ve got some options to play with.

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