A time for tinkering
Head coach Brent Sutter was putting his charges through the first full practice prior to today game against Switzerland in Fribourg 130 kilometres away when into the rink, carrying their Chicago Blackhawks equipment bags, strolled Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith.
hours late for a coach Sutter prac michael kors purses tice? I call that a veteran move, laughed Sharp.
The two Hawks were delayed flying out of Chicago, but they suit up against the Swiss.
haven been off long; it probably easier for them than the guys who come from teams that missed the playoffs, said Sutter.
Keith and Sharp took the ice together for their own private prac michael kors purses tice after the team completed their session.
it took off, it was an easy flight . and I feel good, reported Keith. hasn affected my breathing. said he didn think twice about accepting the invitation.
was healthy. It exciting to come and play for the group they put together this year, he said.
Sutter watched them for a few minutes and smiled.
really happy with our practice, he said.
looks like we really have our legs under us already. Islanders with Jeff Skinner of Carolina and Andrew Ladd of Winnipeg.
The other lines are to be determined.
Sutter said he plans to start Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk against the Swiss and go with Carolina Cam Ward, the Sherwood Park product, iTuesday in Kloten prior to opening the tournament against Slovakia in Helsinki on Friday.
a little bit of a shock to the body, Ward said of facing a full barrage of shots Saturday after the team had mostly just skated at a short practice the day bef michael kors purses ore.
it exciting, too, said the goalie who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after leading Carolina to a Stanley Cup victory over Edmonton in 2006.
Dubnyk is expected to start Canada second game, against Team USA on Saturday.
certainly expect to get in a couple of games. It doesn feel michael kors purses like that long ago I was on the ice with the Oilers. who practised in Calgary with Eberle and Flames defenceman Jay Bouwmeester before flying to Europe, has drawn Nugent Hopkins as his room mate.