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BLOG: Eakins' conditioning tough on players

Thursday, 12.09.2013 / 1:28 PM
By Chris Wescott - / Inside the Oilers
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BLOG: Eakins\' conditioning tough on players

Coach Dallas Eakins wasted no time in putting his team through the conditioning ringer this morning. Each group of players went through endurance testing with numerous ‘down-and-back’ skates through timing equipment. It was tough.

“It was tough, man,” Hall told me after his skate. “I don’t think there’s really a way you can get prepared for that test. There’s a lot of stuff that goes into that. My legs on the fifth and sixth ones were burning pretty bad. It’s good that we got that out of the way. I think we can just focus on hockey now and really get prepared on what we’re here to do, and that’s win games.”