Caps goalies Braden Holtby, foreground, and Justin Peters. (Caps Outsider) The Washington Capitals...
Development Camp Day 2: Spills & Drills
Today, the Caps D-Campers got to kick off their day with the time trials portion of the week. It’s men in coaching gear with clipboards and laser triggers for digital stopwatches – boring and pedestrian stuff, really. Except for those inevitable moments where a player pushes the laws of physics just that little bit too far, at which point it becomes a golden Kodak Moment.
Case in Point:
During the time trials, things like how fast they can accelerate from a dead stop, how well they can corner, and how solid their edge control are all assessed. Judging the line between speed and control can be a tricky job, and today’s D-Camp photo collection is dedicated to those times when the prospects remind us they they’re still learning their limits.
Just the Facts: In the afternoon’s scrimmage, Team B (in red) defeated Team A (in white) by a score of 2-1. Team A scored their lone goal with 0:04 remaining in the final period, after having pulled their goalie.
Author’s Note: Out of respect, we’re not attaching names to any of these images. Every prospect who took a hard landing got back up and either tackled the trial successfully or got right back into the play during the scrimmage. These pictures are for entertainment, not humiliation. There are a few photos at the end from the scrimmage in general – those include informative captions.
Also Included: The Epic Faces of Concentration
More traditional photography from the day’s time trials & scrimmages can be found on the author’s Flickr Account. The collection will be updated over the next 48 hours.