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Practice Session Report: Day 2
In-depth Analysis of the 1st session
The first set of drills centered around some puck moving drills which went into 2-on-1‚Äôs 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 ‚Äì Crosby ‚Äì Satan
Fedotenko ‚Äì Talbot ‚Äì Cooke
Stone ‚Äì Beech ‚Äì Godard
Veilleux ‚Äì Letestu ‚Äì Johnson
Minard ‚Äì Jeffrey ‚Äì Wallace
Gonchar ‚Äì Orpik
Sydor ‚Äì Goligoski
Richmond ‚Äì Lovejoy