Be sure to try and hit the Prospect Camp if you get the chance. It runs Sept. 11,12,14&15. It's a round robin tournament with prospects from eight NHL teams there (Wings, Thrashers, 'Canes, Rangers, Blues, Wild, Jackets and Stars). There are four games each day, two each on the two rinks, so basically you can watch two full games and parts of one or two more. Tickets are $8.00 a day at the door. These kids play some serious hockey, they're playing for positions on the NHL, AHL, or other minor league teams.
My wife stood in line and got tickets for the Wings Training Camp Red & White game and the Sunday practice/scrimage while I went fishing. Now, that is a great woman!!!!
idk why people are still saying Cooke needs to be punished. Why what rule did he break, even though it was a malicious hit and knowing Cookes history he probably did have intent to injure, you cant punish him.
Then I guess, by this logic, it should be OK for the Bruins to go headhunting for the Penguin's best player when they meet on Thursday night. Suppose Boston's most physical player (goon? thug? clean but hard checking player?) takes out Cyndy Crosby the way Cooke took out Savard. When Bettman regained consciousness, he would demand that the guilty party be banned for life for a "clean" (?) hit on the "face of the NHL". Above all, Political Correctness must be observed!!
Remember how Konstantinov used to play the game? He hit like he meant it and took everything the opponents gave him without a whimper. Personally, I would love to see every player in the league play with the intensity that Vlady brought (and Ovechkin brings) to every game. It would sure be a lot more exciting and entertaining. Remember, it is a contact sport and, like Mickey Redmond says, "It's no place for an nervous person".