Inside Training Camp - Day One
"I'm still standing," defenseman Matt Smaby said. "So wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be."
Apart from the testing was the overall feeling of a new beginning in 2009-10. Players met and mingled while also greeting the coaching staff. Those who have played before together shared stories of the summer. Yet still the overall feeling was of things to come.
"We're really optimistic for this season," Head Coach Rick Tocchet said. "This camp is the foundation for everything that will happen this season and today was a great start. I can't wait to put some pucks on the ice tomorrow."
The Lightning's alternate captain echoed the same sentiment.
"Nobody in that locker room was happy about last year," Martin St. Louis said. "We need to learn from it use it as motivation this season. I'm excited to get back to work."