He may be Nick the new guy, but you get the feeling Nick Foligno never feels like the new guy for very long.
With his outgoing personality and ready smile, its doubtful the Buffalo native and son of former NHLer Mike Foligno has ever had any trouble fitting in with any team. So its not hard to believe him when he says the move to Columbus from Ottawa has been very smooth so far, at least in the locker room.
Its been pretty easy, said Foligno, who was acquired in a trade last summer for Marc Methot. Theyre such an easygoing, great group of guys here, and they make you feel welcome, so thats not an issue.
So now that he has the locker room camaraderie thing down pat, what about the hockey? How big is that challenge, coming to a new town and a new team and having had all of five days of training camp to get ready for an NHL season?
Its tough, Foligno admitted. Its obviously a little bit of a challenge not having the three-week training camp that were used to and getting the systems d...