Day two of training camp is in the books. By now you've probably heard the words "pace" and "compete" associated with camp in various outlets around the Internet. I can say that those words are more than an accurate depiction of Lindy Ruff's camp so far. The Dallas Stars practiced at near game-pace in their scrimmage again today. What is really great about these scrimmages instead of just doing drills is that you can see individual's play in a pseudo-game setting. It makes for easier comparisons against different guys of varying developmental levels.
Here's a few observations from today's session:
On a funny note, I saved a poor person from having a jersey foul today. An Antoine Roussel jersey had been made for a customer, and I noticed that there was an extra "L" in the name. (It will be fixed before it's given to the customer -- that's some good looking out there.) When you're out tomorrow at the scrimmage, and you order a jersey with customization, make sure you double-check your spelling! I was pretty impressed that I was able to purchase a victory green jersey today and get the customized jersey back by tomorrow's scrimmage. Very nice of the Stars staff to be able to get that done in such a short turnaround.
The big intra-squad scrimmage is tomorrow morning at 10 AM CST. Parking is about $10 in the garages around the Fort Worth Convention Center, and the scrimmage is free and open to the public. Plenty of the front office staff will be around tomorrow, and Jeff K is announcing the game in the arena tomorrow. There will be some ticket giveaways for the preseason games coming up, so be sure to be there!