ONE-ON-ONE WITH: Peter Sarno

Saturday, 10.08.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
BlueJackets.com recently took time to talk with prospect Peter Sarno about training camp, his development, and other hockey topics.

BlueJackets.com: What part of your game would you like to improve?
Peter Sarno: I think every player needs to improve on their game. I think I need to improve my play away from the puck and getting involved a couple more times.

CBJ.com: What has it been like playing at the different levels?
PS: It’s definitely different. As you get older, you start to focus a little bit. Then you have to train that much harder and be that much faster to play at the next level.

CBJ.com: Was it difficult to adjust to the speed of the NHL game?
PS: It’s tough. It’s the fastest game in the world, and it’s the best players. It’s an adjustment, but it’s something you have to be able to do to stay at this level.

CBJ.com: What was the key to your success with Manitoba?
PS: I had a lot of confidence, and I was playing with good players. And anytime you get things like that, it’s a bonus duo.

CBJ.com: How difficult is it to win a faceoff?
PS: It’s pretty tough, especially when you are a smaller guy going against the bigger guys. And they’re trying to cheat as much as possible, too. I have to use my quickness and speed.

CBJ.com: What tricks have you learned over the years to become better at winning faceoffs?
PS: Cheat as much as possible and a little thicker blade on my stick.

CBJ.com: How frustrating is it when you get kicked out of a faceoff?
PS: It’s pretty frustrating. The refs in the NHL are pretty good about watching centermen trying to cheat.

CBJ.com: What is your pre-game ritual?
PS: Basically I take a nap in the afternoon, get into the arena really early and preparing my sticks, and getting focused for the game.

CBJ.com: What do you do during the off-season?
PS: Just kind of relax. But once June and July hits, I start training and get ready for the next season.

CBJ.com: If you weren’t playing hockey, what would you be doing?
PS: I would probably be a professional gambler. I am not a big gambler, but it’s something I enjoy doing in my off time. I think I am good at it, so why not make a living out of it.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
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S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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