Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/16/11 at 09:36 PM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
It got going Friday with the opening of camp at Nationwide Arena, where players underwent medicals before they take the ice for the first time Saturday. Coach Scott Arniel didn’t waste any time confirming that Carter would begin camp centering fellow star Rick Nash. Where it goes from there is up to the two big guys.
“That’s something I’ve been looking forward to all summer,” said Carter. “I got to play with some pretty good players in Philly, but to play with a guy like Rick is taking it to a whole new level. I’m definitely excited and hopefully we can build some chemistry quickly and get things rolling.”
Nash has only had to wait nearly a decade to get to line up with a center of Carter’s ilk. Not that he ever complained. But after being a one-man show for so many years here in Columbus, which simplified the other team’s defensive scheme, help has arrived.
“To get Carter is huge,” Nash told ESPN.com on Friday. “Ownership stepped up big time; they showed they want to win. It’s what they said they wanted to do, and for them to do it is big.”
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