Thank you for the question and you are right, not a ton to share at this time of year, especially with the spotlight on the World Games, so much is focused on that. I have been working with Team Canada for the past couple of weeks and have spent a lot of time with the Mammoth guys.
More of our players will be in town this weekend with the Mammoth Camp starting next week, very excited about that as last year's camp was a huge success.
As most people know by now we are working through the issue with the Wings and a possible relocation, I can't comment on much there only to say that it is a difficult and challenging process for a number of people. As a Wings Alum, I am heartbroken for the loyal Philadelphia fans and I am hopeful we can find positive solution for them.
Lots of great discussion on the mini game in the playoffs, with every series going the distance and mixed results, it sure provided for some edge of your seat type intensity, great drama. Was it the fairest way to determine a winner? I don't know, but it sure accomplished what we wanted. I think everyone saw very positive momentum from the playoff runs in Rochester and Calgary, something we are striving to achieve constantly here with the Mammoth.
There will be an announcement very soon, following the World Games, regarding our coaches, I am thrilled with the plans and look forward to more positive momentum. We are already formulating our plans to be active in free agency and the draft. Our goal is to keep the core and most of the pieces of the team together while continuing to look out for players that can help us win. No doubt all the favorites will be returning with some new faces that will become favorites. We continue to strive to find the right mix and look forward to a new found resurgence with our developing cornerstone in goal.
Dillon Ward has been playing outstanding this summer in both the indoor Canadian league and the past few days in Denver with Team Canada. The future is very bright here for Dillon and we are hoping to announce a long term contract with him in the near future!! And yes, his gear will now be stored at my house!!!!!
Hope that helps a little, more to come as Free Agency opens on Aug. 1 and the draft follows in Sept.
See you all soon.