Penguins

Jay Caufield: Chemistry Will Be A Major Hurdle For NHL Teams This Season

(Photo Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Fan Morning Show The Fan Morning Show
Read More

Pittsburgh Penguins
Upcoming Games

Buy Penguins Tickets Full Schedule
Wednesday Nov 26
vs. Maple Leafs
Friday Nov 28
vs. Hurricanes
Tuesday Dec 2
vs. Devils
Penguins Central
Shop for Penguins Gear
Buy Penguins Tickets

NHL Scoreboard
NHL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — ROOT Sports’ Penguins analyst Jay Caufield joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to talk about the team’s hastened preparation for the season, after the NHL lockout ended over the weekend.

He felt that one of the biggest challenges of having a short training camp is becoming a cohesive unit, integrating new players and getting linemates in tune with one another.

He also mentioned conditioning and injuries as major concerns.

He explained that, while having played overseas during the work stoppage might help some guys, the effect of this on the team as a whole might be limited.

“I think it’s big from an individual standpoint,” Caufield said. “But still, you’ve got to work with teammates that haven’t been playing games.”

He said that the extra time off could be highly beneficial to Sidney Crosby’s health.

“If there’s a silver lining in this whole thing, it’s that he’s had even more time to recover and not take another shot,” Caufield said.

The interview can be heard here:

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,245 other followers