|Ovi walks in all smiles.|
From Braden Holtby, to McPhee, to Oates and then Ovi finishing up the impromptu media day at Kettler, the mood was light, cheerful even. A sense of relief was on the faces of both players and coaches and the people that interview them. Even a spotting of Joe Beninati, who regaled his rough time finding work during the stoppage with fellow reporters, made it seem that hockey was right where it was supposed to be in DC.
|Oates addresses the media.|
So the smiles are fine for now. The real work begins when "camp" starts most likely on Sunday.