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NOAH'S BLOG: AN UPDATE FROM MANCHESTER (May 18)

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Everyone was pretty excited after the game. We are pretty confident that we will be successful if we play our game. The fans are excited, Manchester has never been this far in the playoffs. (Noah's Blog I)

We are pretty much doing the same things that we were doing all year. We highlighted a few of their players and we know what we have to do to be successful against them. But you can’t take anyone lightly.

We have been a pretty close team all year long, we like to all go out and eat and have a good time. We had a BBQ the other day and we just kind of relaxed. We are starting to get some good weather out here and are really hanging out a lot which really helps out when you are playing if you are close off the ice.

We like to give the rookies a hard time, they get it pretty good, but there are so many of them. They can gang up on us older guys, we’re out numbered. We still make them do stuff and have that command and give them a hard time on a daily basis. We are always riding Brian Boyle when he is wearing his BC stuff. Anytime we see them wearing their college gear, we tell them to take it off…you’re not in college anymore

Boyle is one of the bigger guys I have seen on the ice. He is big and he is skilled. He protects the puck well. With the new rules, you can’t clutch and grab as much so he will use his body and it will be tough on guys to knock him off the puck because he is just too big. He is a lot more skilled than you would think for a guy his size.

We had a couple of pregame meals in Providence and he ate more than a few platefuls. When you shake his hands, you could really see his size, there are like two of my hands in his one. He has big hands, a big head, big everything.

-Noah Clarke

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