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Onto the goalies

 I won't be doing this every day, but this is just to give you an idea of how the training camp is constructed, and who will be practicing with each of the three groups.

First group (which is the team that will travel to Terrace, BC for the Hockeyville game) is off the ice now after about an hour and a half. Goalies are on now. Martin Biron and Scott Munroe are working with goalie coach Mike Dunham. Dwayne Roloson and Nathan Lawson are working with the Islanders other goaltending consultant Sudarshan Maharaj.

Here are a couple comments from the first group after they finished their first training camp session:

Blake Comeau

On playing right away:

It's a little different. I'm used to a couple of days of training camp first, but it'll just be good to get out there.

On coming in this year with a sense of familiarity with head coach Scott Gordon:

It definitely helps a lot. You don't have to think about what to do; now it just comes natural. It makes it easier for everyone. We know what he expects and I think everyone's adjusting well.

Andy Sutton:

On getting back into training camp after a long break:

It was a long summer and we're eager to just get back at it. I just want to get back at it as quickly as possible and shake off whatever rust is left.

On whether he'll need an extra game or two to feel ready because of missing a lot of time last season with injuries:

Not really, especially because I got back to game-readiness by the end of last season and skated for an extra month during the summer to get ready to play early and often.



Tags: Andy Sutton , Blake Comeau , Dwayne Roloson , Martin Biron

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