Believe it or not, but I went on a tiger hunt yesterday. Some of you are probably thinking that hunting a tiger, one of nature’s most elusive orange creatures, would be a good workout for training camp and you’re probably right. I was on the other kind of tiger hunt, I was in Medinah, Illinois, chasing Tiger Woods at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
That’s how true professionals prepare for training camp! I was starstruck the whole day.
Hi there, I’m Eddie Lack and I’m going to be blogging for Canucks.com during Chicago Wolves training camp. I’ve never really blogged before, but I English good for guy Sweden from! ;)
Camp opens today and goes for over a week. We play some pre-season games in there too. How does a professional prepare for training camp? Good question. I’ll go ask one.
Just kidding. I took a few weeks off early in the summer, then began working out off-ice five or six times a week trying to get into shape for camp. I don’t really need to lose weight, what I focused on was speed and agility and a lot of core drills, that’s very important for a goalie.
I did some yoga this summer too, I actually went with my mom, Mia, a couple of times. It was fun. That was one of the nice things about being home was spending time with family and friends.
The weather wasn’t great in Sweden this summer, but when it was, I tried to get out and play golf. I maybe played five or six times. My mom golfs, so we played together too.
I lived with my mom until I was 13, then I lived with my dad, Jan, in Stockholm, but me and my mom have always had a nice relationship. I don’t really know if I’m a mamma’s boy or I’m a daddy’s boy, I’m kind of both. I know I’m their favourite child though – and not just because I’m an only child.
It was nice to come back to Chicago to see the sun shining. I really like this city. I had never been to a Cubs game before, so I went to one not long ago. I came in the third inning and I left in the seventh. I don’t even remember who they played, I’m not very good with team names in baseball. I don’t really understand the game, that’s the bottom line. It’s a very slow game, but I know the guys that know the game, love it. I’m just not one of those guys. I’m more into soccer and football.
Now it’s time for camp and I’m very excited. This is what I’ve been looking forward to for like a month now, the vacation has been a little bit too long. I’m looking forward to getting everything started here.
Thanks for reading. I’ll try to blog again this weekend, depending on our schedule. If you have any questions for me, leave them below!