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A Day in the Life of a Caps Prospect

Capitals prospects Patrick Wey and Stanislav Galiev blog about their experience at the Capitals 2011 Development Camp.

Monday, 07.11.2011 / 5:31 PM ET / Features
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A Day in the Life of a Caps Prospect


Since first arriving for camp, I was happy to see that a familiar face, Cody Eakin, was going to be my roommate for this week’s development camp. I’ve known him from the camps before and playing with him in the juniors. He’s a great guy, a really good kid…we already got a chance to bond on our first night over a little Entourage.

When I woke up this morning I was a bit tired, but excited to take on the day. I didn’t have too many thoughts, I was kind of like a zombie, but definitely ready to get on the ice.

And Now that the first day is done I can say it went pretty well on the ice, toward the end my legs started to lock up a bit, so I wasn’t great toward the end, but it went pretty well. The one thing I needed to work on were my passes, they weren’t too crisp, but that’s to be expected in the middle of the summer.



We were all excited to see each other back at camp again since last year. I was happy to see Cody and my Russian friends Orlov and Kugryshev. I was glad to see the coaching staff again too. I also met for the first time my roommate Kyle Follmer, but he seems like a good guy, pretty funny too. 

Last night at the hotel we had a good dinner and afterwards I went over to Orlov and Kugryshev’s room to play FIFA Soccer but since I beat them every time they got mad at me and just said “get out and goodnight.” There is no point in playing against me – I always win.

When my alarm went off and it was time to get up I was just really excited to start today and I woke up really early…I couldn’t even go to sleep. I was awake at like seven in the morning, just excited to get on the ice for our first physical session.

After today’s session I felt good. It was a pretty tough practice, tough skate, but I’m happy to be here and just excited. I also just finished my season on May 29th, so I feel like I’m in pretty good shape.