GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Hockey players embrace routine as part of the fabric of their lives. For Antoine Vermette, that has always been the case.
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Vermette still goes to the practice rink near his place in Scottsdale, Ariz., then back home for a meal and a nap. Then, before he leaves for Jobing.com Arena, he jumps in the pool to wake up, and then he proceeds to get ready and head for Glendale.
Yeah, that part of his routine is a little different since he became a member of the Phoenix Coyotes.
"It is a little strange," Vermette told NHL.com. "That is not something that I did in Ottawa or Columbus. You adjust yourself to the situation. Certainly, the weather is something you wouldn't think of when you're growing up [in Quebec] playing street hockey with your buddies."