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A Day in the Life of a Caps Prospect: Day 2

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Last night we went back to the hotel and had a team dinner. Then I went with Pat Mullane and Greg Burke to see Horrible Bosses, which I wasn’t that happy with. I thought it was going to be a little bit better than it was. But it was enjoyable. And after the movie, we went back to the hotel and I played some Tiger Woods with Cody Eakin, Dustin Stevenson and Garrett Mitchell in our room. That was about it. I went to bed pretty early, everyone was pretty tired.

Today was a little bit different. We focused a little bit more on systems, and you’d think after three years I’d get it down. But it’s a tough system and it was nice to have a little bit of a walk through before tomorrow’s scrimmage. The skate was a little bit easier, which I think was a relief for everybody. Yesterday was pretty hard. We did some off-ice testing, which went pretty well. That was about it. I think the biggest thing was learning the systems today. I think that helps everyone out for the game.

I have no idea what we’re doing this afternoon, it’s a big question mark. I hope there’s a covering over it, because I don’t deal well with the heat. I’m a pale guy and I brought a lot of sunscreen. It’s cool to see the city, I never get tired of going on tours or boat rides. It’s such a great area here. I like Georgetown a lot, I like how it’s kind of a small-town feel. All the government buildings are really cool and I don’t ever get tired of seeing the monuments, either. But I think Georgetown is my favorite part of the city.
Nothing happened last night because we were tired. Again, I played a couple games of FIFA and I won and everyone got mad again, so I should stop playing. The team dinner had good food and then I went with Orlov and Kugryshev to get some pizza, so it was a good evening with us.

Orlov is a pretty fun guy. When he’s tired he does some funny stuff. Last night, he came into the room, put his head on a pillow and lay there for hours.

Today was pretty good, the ice was not really tough. We did a sprint test and I guess I won, so I’m really happy for that. We are going on a tour of the city this afternoon. It’s going to be fun and I’m very excited for it. Last year, we also did a tour of DC and we went to the Pentagon and then we went to play paintball. It was pretty fun but it was so hot, I probably lost five pounds.

The scrimmage tomorrow is going to be an exciting game. It’s going to be fun and I think tomorrow there is also an ice test, so I’m looking forward to beating everyone.
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