Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 7/15/12
For the prospects its been a whirlwind week.  Its been a crash course of what professional hockey is all about.  They've been tested in a variety of ways.  From enduring a combine-like workout to find out where they are at as athletes, to more subtle tests to find out how they work as a team with a former Army Ranger J.B. Spisso as well as in team-oriented paintball teams.  It may seem silly, but its a fun way to see how players handle pressure and how well they work together to solve problems.  They have also gone through a course in nutrition so they know how a good diet can help improve their performance as well as speed up the body's own repair and recovery time.  These young players are also put through their paces with media training and with Twitter, Facebook especially its important to understand how comments made online are available to anyone.  If any of these young players doubt that they can ask Justin Fontaine just how 'public' those comments made on Twitter can be.  Th...
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