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Training camp opens: it’ll be over before you know it

Are the Sharks ready?  Is anyone? 

I had to decide not to go to training camp today since I had plans to go with friends to a Bulls game.  It takes us months to find a date that works for all of us, so I don't have regrets there.  But I am cranky that the Sharks couldn't skate early enough for me to do both.  It irked me that Flyers and Red Wings had volunteered to do physicals yesterday, and as far as I know Sharks didn't.  My crankiness is no doubt amplified by eager impatience for this season to get going.

Dan Boyle explained that this eagerness is shared by the players.  They can't truly know if they are ready either:

I did the best that I could to stay in shape... as much as you try, I think you need to play games to get into game shape.  It may take a week or two but... Everybody's so excited to be playing, I think adrenaline will kick in and this was just such a miserable summer for everyone so we're all excited to be back on the ice.  It should be a pretty exciting start to the season.

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Sharks Training Camp 2011, Day 3

Monday morning, Sharks Ice
The fact that all the wrist bands were given out yesterday, and the fact that so many people were here Saturday, has been mentioned in a few places.  Fan attendance is important, obviously, and a whole lot easier on the weekends for most.

Still no Vlasic on the ice, but reason to believe he is in the building somewhere.  So, safe to assume he’s not carrying the plague or anything.  Get well soon, Pickles.

This morning I asked a few of the fans some questions about who why and where…  It seemed like the thing to do.  I went looking for said people in the rink where the team was scheduled to warm up.  Heemskerk and Sateri were on the ice early, working with their coaches.  Shortly after 9 am, the rest of the skaters arrived and started with some short passing drills. 

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