Check out OttawaSenators.com this week for some great coverage of the annual Development Camp for the team’s top prospects. Over 30 players are taking part in on-ice and off-ice training and team-building exercises.
In particular, check out the player blog by Ottawa native Corey Cowick, who was drafted last week by the Sens. Here’s a sample:
The cultural differences between us are interesting. It was about an hour and a half drive out to Wilderness Tours and we had Jakob Silfverberg, who’s from Sweden, in our car. It started pouring rain, just a torrential downpour and we couldn’t even see in front of us. And he’s got the iPhone out taking pictures and saying ‘this is crazy.’ At breakfast this morning, the Swedish goalie, Robin Lehner, said ‘I’ve never seen this before. You have potatoes with breakfast.’ You know, home fries. Just the different cultural things are funny but everyone’s got the one thing in common and that’s hockey. So you have at least one conversation starter and then you tend to go back into talking about their hometowns and what their country is about. It’s a great learning experience.