I was walking down the concourse at Honda Center at the end of the first day of Ducks training camp, just a few steps in front of a family of obvious Ducks fans, when I heard it.
"This," an eight-year-old kid said, "Was the best day ever."
Frankly, I couldn't have agreed more.
Considering what hockey fans have endured the past few months, and bearing in mind how quickly things had to come together after the final seal of approval on the CBA late yesterday, the fact that we had more than 2,500 people watching the first day of practice this afternoon was nothing short of inspiring.
And as you'll read in my story on Day 1, the Ducks took notice of the fan turnout. Meanwhile, we've got a few great photosto capture the day.