Claude Giroux can't wait to get the season rolling.
The Philadelphia Flyers captain is entering his 12th full NHL season and he certainly arrived in style, driving to the practice rink in his Bentley.
Fans can ride along with Giroux and go grocery shopping with goalie Carter Hart in the first episode of "Behind the Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp," which airs on NHL Network on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET) and on SN1 at 9:30 p.m.
The behind-the-scenes, all-access show will follow the Flyers as they prepare for the season, which begins against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Global Series at O2 Arena in Prague on Oct. 4.
Episodes of the four-part series will air each Wednesday on NHL Network. All episodes begin at 8 p.m. ET, except for Oct. 7 (10 p.m.), and will be available on NHL social channels two days later. The series will also air Mondays on SN1, except for the third episode, which will air Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m.
In the premiere episode, fans will get on the bench for the Flyers' first two preseason games and go behind closed doors with new coach Alain Vigneault, general manager Chuck Fletcher and the entire front office as they discuss which players made an impression, and which ones didn't.
One player they discuss is forward Chris Stewart, who sees this as a final chance to show he belongs in the NHL after agreeing to a professional tryout contract July 17. The 31-year-old forward played in England last season.
"Pretty obvious this my last kick at the can in the NHL," Stewart said. "Last legit shot I'm going to get to come in and make an NHL team."
Despite having gone seven seasons without winning a playoff series, there is a renewed sense of optimism with the Flyers because of Vigneault, Hart and new center Kevin Hayes.
"On paper this year, we have a team that can make the playoffs and make a push," Giroux said.