Great interview just now with Raffi Torres on Just A Game with Jason Gregor (Team 1260). It’ll be on his website soon I’m sure, suggest it’s worth listening to when you get a chance.
Torres was very frank about some changes in his personal life that will no doubt improve his on-ice performance. Long story short, he found a good woman who moved in with him and now he’s getting three square meals a day, has some routine in his life and is fit as a fiddle. He has made some very good decisions with his life.
Chad Moreau was on the Gregor show and mentioned that Matt Greene and Zach Stortini “blew the doors off” at the first day of “conditioning” today. Moreau also mentioned that Ales Hemsky tested well today.
As important as conditioning is during the grueling season, one hopes that the Oilers can stay healthier than they did last season. I understand very little about the conditioning program they are under and how well it marries itself to the game of hockey, but having healthy bodies is pretty damn important in the grand scheme of things.
Gregor just mentioned that the Raffi interview would be up on his site after 11pm tonight.