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Video: NHL holds first rookie orientation camp

Aug 31, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NHL held its first rookie orientation camp this past week. provides video of the proceedings:

It’s likely there was plenty of advice doled out during the sessions, but here’s a guess at what lessons were handed out (or should’ve been shared).

  • Don’t get too angry buying dinner for the veterans even though you’re on an entry-level contract.
  • Speaking of spending money, think twice before investing in a “no-brainer.”
  • Be careful on Twitter.
  • Really, stay away from Twitter altogether.

Anyway, it’s a great idea between the NHL and NHLPA, as teenagers aren’t always well-prepared for a life of professional sports.

  1. 950003cups - Aug 31, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Lesson 7: when going home with a girl, get video confirmation that she is planning and willing (and coherent enough) to have sexual intercourse that night and in no way plans to sue or press rape charges if you decide not to return her calls.

    • mpg44 - Aug 31, 2013 at 11:13 AM

      And photo ID !!! While holding the current days news paper!!

    • brentphillip - Sep 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM

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  2. vstar1us - Aug 31, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    I am a hockey fan and love this great sport, but the nhl will never be the NFL so why put these kids thru this.

    Chicks will chase them for money, not because they have great teeth

    • tru2joelu4eva - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      think: tyler sequin.

      this is appropriate and useful.

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