Just a few days ago, we opened the floor to Islanders fans, who for Training Camp can submit questions directly to the players. Since then, we’ve received hundreds of questions – many of them quality.
At day one of Training Camp in Moncton, NB, Trent Hunter, Bruno Gervais and Jeff Tambellini replied to your questions. Below are just a few of the answers.
To see all of their answers, check out Islanders TV and search “ASK.”
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From: Rick B.
For: Bruno GervaisRick:
What things did you work on this summer to improve your game? Did you hit the weights? Work on your shot?Bruno:
Rick, thanks for the question. During the summer we work on a lot of stuff. First, we do off-ice work. It’s important to work on all the little muscles. After that we move onto quickness and power. We bring that onto the ice and work on the little things that you don’t have time to work on during the year. You can work on stops and starts or whatever you want to work on. We progress over the summer until we get back on the ice.
From: Sean S.
For: Trent HunterSean:
Will it be tougher than in years past to gel, since there are so many new faces?Trent:
Thanks Sean. I don’t think it’s going to be tough even with all the new players. Every year coming in there are new guys. The team did a great job of bringing in great players. We’ve got a chance to meet each other for a few days. Guys are already starting to gel and the chemistry is there. It’s not something that’s too tough with such great guys here.
From: Chris Lynch
For: Jeff Tambellini
Chris: How did you get out to Wade Dubielewicz so quickly after you guys beat the devils to get into the playoffs?! It was a great day and an even better sight to see you leaping in his arms.
Jeff: Chris, good question. People have me been asking me that a lot. In all seriousness, I was actually halfway over the bench in the third period when they scored with .8 seconds left, so I had to pick myself back over the first time. The second time I was halfway over again. Dubes and I were roommates the whole time, so it was a great moment to be able to celebrate it. It was such a good accomplishment for him and the team. It was exciting to be in a few pictures.
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