Sometimes, quickly turning the page after an exhibition game can be a useful thing.
The Blue Jackets did that today, less than 12 hours after a thrilling (and surprisingly intense) preseason affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins - their newly-minted, snarly division rival from three hours east - and got right back to work in practice. After all, Training Camp presented by OhioHealth is six days old and there's still plenty to work on before they play another game.
As for that next game, it's tomorrow night (and there are actually two games). The Blue Jackets are splitting the squad in half on Tuesday, playing a road game vs. the Minnesota Wild and a home game against the Buffalo Sabres. Full rosters for both games can be found by visiting our Training Camp Central page.
Both practices were held at Nationwide Arena this morning and each ran about an hour, with Todd Richards going over more systematic items like neutral zone play, defensive zone assignments and much more.
Here are some notes and observations from both sessions...