It took nearly nine minutes into his opening training camp media session Thursday for
Sutter used that in relation to the possibility of one of the young forward prospects — Linden Vey, Tanner Pearson or Tyler Toffoli — emerging in camp. "If one of them jumps out, awesome," Sutter said.
Even before Sutter got to that place, he was upbeat in what he guessed was his 35th training camp in the
"Obviously, a big difference," Sutter said. "If we had training camp last year, it was pretty well set, other than [defenseman]
Sutter talked about being "very cautious" with Mitchell, who missed all of last season with an injured knee, and giving left wing
Sutter also addressed the competition for the No. 2 goalie spot between
Garon "is going to get every opportunity," Sutter said. "And obviously, coaches have to show confidence in three or four guys there — we'll let them sort it out. He'll get the opportunity. The only thing as a coach is nobody is going to leave here and say they weren't given the opportunity."
The first preseason action is a split-squad affair Sunday. Sutter is planning to go to the game at Phoenix, rather than