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#1 Spencer Carbery era is underway

The Spencer Carbery era is here and unlike his predecessor it seems like a majority of the players are all in with him if not all of them. And he’s got players hitting the ground running ever since he blew the whistle for the first time on Thursday.

The first two days had a lot of stuff. From skate tests, two on two, three on three, small area games, and breakaways. He’s got an intensity to his coaching style that should rub off on the veterans and the youth instead of just the veterans.

Everyone has noticed it and loves it. Tom Wilson was one of them:

"“His energy, his passion, his excitement, you feel it in the group… guys are flying around the ice, competing hard. He just has that presence that you want to wake up; you want to put in the work. Just a youthful kind of excitement.”"

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That energy, passion, excitement and intensity is exactly what a team that missed the playoffs last season and wants to get back in needs.