On a team with a seemingly endless supply of defensive talent, this
Wow, Kevin. Maybe I should have written a “Step It Up” edition post for you.
In pre-seasons past, there is always one player to rise above the metaphorical ashes and somewhat surprisingly find himself with a spot on the team at the end of training camp. Two season ago, it was Dan Ellis. Last season, it was Joel Ward. There’s no question in my mind that the player with bragging rights to this title at the end of camp will be one or two of the rookie defensemen left. If I were Alexander Sulzer, Teemu Laasko, Jonathan Blum or Cody Franson, I’d be kicking it into high gear right about now. As Tyra Banks asks in the intro to her show, America’s Next Top Model, “You wanna be on top?”.
*The link is in French. I can translate it for you, if needed, because I'm talented like that.