Marc Staal spoke with the media on Friday and said (NYR):
- How are you feeling, "good. Good summer and trained hard. Probably as healthy and strong as I have been in a long time. Looking forward to camp."
- On his conversation with AV, "I think that as much as you want to learn from the past, it's important for us to turn the page and get by last year and come into camp with a fresh, optimistic, approach. It's definitely a lot longer of an offseason than we are used to. Coming into camp I feel a good energy about our group and the way we feel going into camp."
- On being able to train this summer, "it was nice to take 3/3 1/2 weeks off with nothing really holding me back and waiting for things to heal. That got me excited to get into the summer and training and hopefully it pays dividends coming into camp and the season."
- On a chip on your shoulder, "I think so. We are a group that, me and a lot of other guys have a feeling that we need to prove ourselves over again. With the expectations of our group the last few years you have that feeling where you are supposed to be there at a high level and we were last year and everyone is excited to come to camp and have that chip where we know the way we can play and it's about performing and doing it on the ice more consistently this year and we are looking forward to it."