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Flyers And Rangers In Tranquil Settings For Training Camp

from Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly,

Vinny Lecavalier was here once before, to watch his younger brother play.

That was certainly fun for Lecavalier and his family, but to actually take the ice at the Lake Placid Olympic Center was a far different experience -- much better than sitting in the crowd cheering on Clarkson University.

“It means a lot,” Lecavalier said. “I’m Canadian, but the hockey history obviously is a lot, coming to this arena. It’s great, it’s a beautiful town and we’re happy to bond as a team.”

It’s impossible to enter this building, and especially the actual rink on which the 1980 U.S. team surprised the world and won Olympic gold, without being hyper aware of a sense of what was accomplished here.

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

He is from Murray Harbour, PEI, so Brad Richards knows something about natural beauty – the wonders of Cavendish Beach, the power of the Atlantic Ocean.

This, though, is different.

As NHL training camps approach their mid-point, the New York Rangers have been plunked down in the Rocky Mountains to continue preparations for the new NHL season.

In a 48-hour span, the Rangers went from the hustle and bustle of mid-town Manhattan to this serene mountain setting. Out here, they joke Rangers general manager Glen Sather owns half the town – and he has been bringing in hockey teams since the early 1980s, when different editions of Canada’s Canada Cup entries would also train out of the Banff Recreation Centre.

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