In-depth Analysis of the 1st session
The first set of drills centered around some puck moving drills which went into 2-on-1’s with shots from the point.
The skating ability of Ruslan Fedotenko was exceptional today. Fedotenko has started out camp on a line with Max Talbot and Matt Cooke. Fedotenko playing in a third line role is a perfect fit for him.
Crosby was flying from the start. You could really tell he was working on his shot during the summer. He went hard in every drill.

1 on 1’s
This was a tough drill for defenseman like Daryl Sydor who are slow footed. Sydor struggled mightily and had a tough draw going up against Crosby twice.
Nick Johnson used his size and reach very well in this drill.
Alex Goligoski was 2-for-2 against Sidney Crosby
3 on 3’s down low
Crosby’s line went up against Talbot’s line. This was a very intense drill with a lot of physical play.
Mark Letestu is a gritty player down low and stood out in this drill
The Penguins then worked on some 3 on 1’s and 3 on 2’s. Talbot’s line looked very good in this drill.
Kris Beech didn’t look too bad. I was told he was in the weight room all summer and added some muscle. He was playing a little more physical then I‚Äôm use to seeing from him but he still lacks the speed needed for him to be successful in the NHL
Dupuis – Crosby – Satan
Fedotenko – Talbot – Cooke
Stone – Beech – Godard
Veilleux – Letestu – Johnson
Minard – Jeffrey – Wallace
Gonchar – Orpik
Sydor – Goligoski
Richmond – Lovejoy