Daily REDLines: Getting Physical. July 15th

The Coach. Source: Little Miss Rat Trick

Today’s music choice on Friday Flashback goes back to 1984 for Killing Moon by Echo and The Bunneymen.

It’s the last day of developmental camp and the plan is for me to finally get there myself.  Hopefully you’ll see Dave and me taking notes, photos, and yelling out some instructions from the stands.  Just kidding about the last one.  I’m pretty excited about finally attending and getting a chance to see our future.  From what I keep reading and hearing this is a really good group of kids.  I heard that Thursday’s session involved some physicality and Erik Gudbranson was not only seen, but heard and felt.  This kid as I’ve been saying all along is the real deal.  Also, Alex Petrovic showed his toughness as well.  Defensively our future is looking pretty good.  As for the forwards Rocco Grimaldi has impressed, at least the Rat Trick ladies, and so has Nick Bjugstad.  It’s hard to really tell sometimes with the types of drills that these players are being put through, to see who really is talented and who has work to do.  I think that what you find is the players with the natural ability and talent just stick out.

Hope to see you there today.  Your Friday links after the jump. 

George Richards on the Panther’s future, air boats, beach volleyball and more.  On Frozen Pond.

New coach Kevin Dineen has some options for lines.  Panther Website.

We really could see red.  Sunshine State Hockey.

Former welterweight champ Mickey Ward offers some advice to the youngsters.  Sun-Sentinel.

Rocco Grimaldi may be small, but he’s making a big impression.  Sun-Sentinel.

Ex-Panther Mike Duco is apologizing for his Twitter mess directed at the Canucks.  Humbling I suppose.  Slam Sports.

The eight best pancakes of the NHL. Sabres.

Krissy Update.  Successful surgery on the winger’s pectoral muscle.  Blue Jackets. He’s still out for 4-6 months.

Scott Cullen looks at players who can’t miss….and some that do.  TSN.ca.

It hasn’t been easy rooting for the Panthers lately, but we aren’t alone.  Sports Business Journal.

Justin Bourne tells you how to dress your stick.

The top fighters that actually do other things.  TSN.ca.

Finally a look back at some of the biggest trades made in the NHL.  NHL.com.

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Topics: Erik Gudbranson, Kevin Dineen, Krissy, Micky Ward, Mike Duco, Nick Bjugstad, Rocco Grimaldi

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