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Old Timer - SEP.15.07

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Ryan Kesler

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<table width=90% align=center><tr><td><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/kesler_blog.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=2 hspace=6>After five training camps, what’s different about it is that I feel more comfortable this year. All of the other years, I didn’t really know all the guys that well and this year is kind of like family and coming home.

Every year, they change the systems a lot so there’s still something to learn every year, which is good because it keeps us on our toes. You’ve got to pay attention every year because there are always little things that they change.

Something I’ve noticed in particular this year is that there’s a lot of skill this year, there are a lot of young guys that are good. Watch out for my roommate Mason, he’s going to be good for a while.

<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp20_b.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp20_t.jpg border=0 align=right vspace=1 hspace=4></a>I think that the worst part of camp is the testing but once that’s over with you can relax a little bit and enjoy being back on the ice again. The first day’s always hard because you’re trying to adjust getting back to the on ice training.

You don’t normally skate that hard or that intense in the summer and it’s hard to get that kind of practice during that time. The first day is always hard to get back into it but after that, it’s easy.

Just to get back into the swing of things and just to get back on the ice with the guys, it just seems like it’s been forever since I’ve skated with them with how my season ended last year. It feels good to get back out there and skate with them.

After practice yesterday, I didn’t actually end up going outside or enjoying much of the sun unfortunately, a couple of us just ended up sitting around the hotel. We didn’t do much at all, which sounds kind of lame, I know but we worked hard all day. We went to the Copper Rock Grill for dinner back at the hotel and that was about it.

Tomorrow I get to play my first game in a while so I’m definitely excited for that. It’ll be fun to see what the younger guys can do out there. It’s always fun to have a little competition after a long summer.

<a href=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp17_b.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://cdn.nhl.com/canucks/images/upload/2007/09/sep1407_camp17_t.jpg border=0 align=left vspace=1 hspace=4></a>Even though I’ve played in some games in the past already, it’s still competitive and fun. I think it’s going to be a good time out there. I’m excited to play with a couple of the young guys out there and it’ll be good to get a chance to play with some of the newer guys on the team too.

Overall, it’s been a good training camp and I can’t wait for the season to start. </td></tr></table>

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wow training camp seems fun yet tiring, personally I cant wait for the season to start...I just love watching hockey it gets your mind off things, I am really hopeing for a great season for the canucks and I hope you have a great season as well

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Make sure if you get a chance to hit Michael Grabner you hit him hard. You need to wake that kid up and make sure he is working hard.

Anyways, if you get a breakaway tomorrow, make sure you do that shootout move of yours.

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Hey

Sounds like you had a great time with your roomate Raymond

Have fun playing with the guys on your guys first preseason game vs the ducks!!!

SAY HI TO BERTUZZI FOR ME IF HE PLAYS:)

Goodluck

GO CANUCKS GO!!!!

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Guest Carmen Turner

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Hey Kesler

Training Camp sounds like alotta fun

and tiring too

GOODLUCK this Season!

Your blogs are pretty kewl and funny....

its kewl that your writing them this year :D

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Kelser! don't get hurt this year!

oh and how come we are losing now? come on canucks... do your best but don't get hurt! let the killer whales beat those stupid ducks!

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a goal and 2 assists?

on fire my man :)

congrats on the Oilers game, Kes, and I'm looking forward to your next blog.

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Hey keslerr, you did good in the game playin the sharks

last night. You and mason make a really good pair out

on the ice. you both kinda play alike. im sure he's gunna

make the team no dout about it! i can't wait to see you

play in the home opener next friday. it's gunna be so

great. ill be there cheerin for you and mason. if you can

when you get there and you see fans outside at gate9

im sure one of them will be me! so please stop and sign

some autoz and maybe a picture for your number 1 fan!!

Pleasse :D good luck this weekend in the two games.

ill be listening to the games!! B)

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