WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Second day of practice here at Tate Rink is in the books, JM saying he was very pleased with the work done today. Says the team looked a little sluggish on Monday, and sure, after what they did Sunday night find it hard to blame them.
According to reports, the team took to hiking today, and while the climb was rough, most said the view -- and sense of accomplishment -- was worth it.
JM won't admit it, but this trip has taken its toll on him. It appears that the coach/GM has severely twisted his left ankle, making it hard for him to climb stairs and such. He's going to ice the ankle, but can't skate just yet.
Mark the coach/GM as day-to-day; chances for working behind the bench Thursday in New York very probable.
-- Can't say the same for Richard Zednik. He says he's day to day, says he hopes to practice today and will make a decision on whether to play Thursday. But he says he can't move his injured shoulder so I wouldn't bet on him being in the lineup. JM says he doesn't think any recalls from Rochester will be necessary, instead, he'll play all seven d-men and scrap having a true fourth line.
-- The Panthers are going to have a two-hour preview show Wednesday on 790 The Ticket; the show will originate from the ESPN Zone in Times Square and runs from 7-9 p.m. Sid Rosenberg, Goldie and Randy Moller host the show. Guests include Denis Potvin, JM, Michaell Yormark, Kenny Albert, Ken Daneyko and Bill Lindsay.
-- Took a tour of Army's football stadium today, as well as the enormous weight room. Here are some pics. The Army chopper from Orange County Choppers sits in the middle of the weight room. Seems like a good place for it.