Kolzig Speaks Possible Lockout As Caps Hold Development Camp
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The Capitals held the second day of their 2012 development camp today. Caps prospect, defenseman Garrett Haar, has a “little tweak in my hip flexor” and says he thinks he should be back tomorrow, but didn’t skate the rest of today. Also Caps prospect, goalie Sergei Kostenko, will be arriving in the US today from Russia and will be at the camp tomorrow.
Capitals associate goalie coach, Olie Kolzig, talked about working with Capitals Head Coach Adam Oates to the looming NHL lockout.
“He’s always breaking down video,” Kolzig said on Oates. “He’s always talking system’s. It’s impressive to watch.”
Kolzig also described Oates’ system, “Go get’em, but with accountability in your own end.”
But Kolzig really went off on what went wrong during the 2004-2005 NHL lockout for the players.
“I don’t think our union was prepared for how tough a stance the owners had. I think we were waiting to call their bluff and they didn’t blink. We didn’t really have a plan B and as a result we missed the whole season.”
Kolzig also described it as “it was awful” and, “It was just an ugly situation that I don’t think anybody wants to ever see happen again no matter what sport it is.”
Listen here to the whole Olie Kolzig press conference from earlier today.
Also listen here to what Garrett Haar (2011 draft pick), Max Iafrate (undrafted free agent, Al’s son), Stanislav Galiev (2010 draft pick), Patrick Wey (2009 draft pick) & Brandon Anderson (free agent signed in 2010) had to say following development camp today.
Garrett Haar Development Camp Audio
Max Iafrate Development Camp Audio
Stanislav Galiev Development Camp Audio
Patrick Wey Development Camp Audio
Brandon Anderson Development Camp Audio