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Not an Easy Task - SEP.14.07

Mason Raymond


<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/raymond_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=3 hspace=4>My new roommate has joined me on this blogging venture and to tell you the truth, after writing blogs for the past week and a half or so, I have zero advice for him. I don’t think it’s as easy as it seems and trying to come up with stuff to say everyday can sometimes be hard but I guess just being yourself makes for the best content.

Okay so if you read Ryan’s blog, he blew my cover – well not really cover but I said in an earlier blog that I’m messy – well not really. I’m actually pretty neat, even though my roommates in college weren’t, I like to keep my stuff pretty neat and know where all my stuff is you know. It’s not that big a deal I guess but thought I would maybe settle some confusion there (if there even was any)

Today felt really good out there and getting to practice with the vets is awesome. I mean, rookie camp was cool but this is what it’s all about. I’m always learning something and there’s still so much I’m taking away from this everyday and I can’t ask for more. Obviously the first day was the hardest and there were some nerves but I’m not intimidated. Everyone’s great but there’s a reason why I’m here and I just want to make sure that I’m able to show that as much as possible and let the coaches see what I’m capable of.

<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp13_b.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp13_t.jpg border=0 align=right vspace=3 hspace=4></a> I haven’t really thought about school but it’s crossed my mind a little bit. If I wasn’t here I’d be in school right now and I’m obviously way happier to be here right now. School was definitely not one of my favourites but I’m happy with my decision to go because there still lots of good things about it.

I miss my friends but I still talk to a lot of the guys down there. I’m now an alumni with the team so I still get the updates and I can keep up that way. The season for us doesn’t start until October so there are no official practices with the coaches or anything like that right away. The first football game of the year was a tradition that a lot of the guys like to do. We’d all go out and support the team in their home-opener but I’m not much into football. I’m a fan of the Colts because I like Payton Manning but that’s about it, I guess.



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Guest Guest_canucksfan_*


Hey Mason! Hahah, its fun to read both yours and Keslers blogs. Anyways, best of luck in the rest of training camp, and the exhibition games! B)

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Guest Scottie B


Hope you're having fun dude. You know what I'd do if I was at Main camp. I'd put on my hockey gear from the mid ninties and try not to get run over by a monster defenceman while cutting across the blue line with my head down. (Bad habit I had)

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