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Sabres’ Ott thinks a short training camp is perfect

Jan 6, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

Steve Ott

Once the new CBA is signed off on, teams will be headed to training camp. While some worry about camp being only about a week long, at least one player thinks it’s the perfect amount of time to get ready.

New Sabres forward Steve Ott tells Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald that a week is actually too much time to get ready for a shortened season.

“I think it’s way too long,” said Ott, who recently began ramping up his workouts with [Mike] Weber. “I think if guys aren’t prepared and ready to go in the three-to-five day scenario, then shame on them. … I don’t think it’s going to be a problem at all. It’s more just getting the rust off the blades and being in game situations.”

It’s possible the players might’ve had to make due with just a few days if talks went all the way up to the NHL’s apparent deadline to get something done, but that’s not the case here. Judging by everything else Ott had to say in his interview with the Times Herald, expect him to be in his usual form right from the get-go.

  1. capesouth - Jan 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    I personally can not wait until Buffalo plays Boston. Old time hockey, especially with Ott there now.

  2. zetaone - Jan 6, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    I’m sure a lot of the guys have either been already playing elsewhere, or training at some rink or workout facility. At least the ones that actually care about the game and their fitness.

  3. sportsfan69 - Jan 6, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    If James “Boomer” Gordon is reading any of these post. Thanks for all your hard work on Sirius/XM (Ch.210- the Hockey Channel), the Power Play radio show. You’ve been awesome. I love the passion in your voice. As a fan, I appreciate it.

  4. bufffalojoe - Jan 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    I’d love to see the season start with Buffalo vs Boston for the home opener. Ott is much hated by Boston and Boston is much hated by Buffalo.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      Ott is a giant vag and will refuse to fight like always

  5. hawkeyplayer - Jan 6, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    I was glad to see OTT booted from Dallas, he didn’t fit on that team at all.

  6. Buford T Justice - Jan 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM


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