I apologize, I missed this part about Hank yesterday because the whole Maltby not retiring thing was filed under “Duh” in my brain.
Apparently, our future captain cannot wait for the season to start either:
“I don’t think the summer is short,” he said. “I would rather play hockey than work out in the gym. It would be tougher is summer was longer. You have your two or three weeks to take off. You have plenty of time to go back and see family and friends. I don’t want summer to be any longer.”
When asked the obvious, overplayed buzz question of the off-season in regards to the offensive production lost to Free Agency, Hank had this to say:
“Everyone has to do their job. You are always going to lose some players and you are going to get some new ones. The good thing with this organization is that we lose guys but we find guys that replace them. There won’t be any problem with production.”
Confidence? Check. Hint of anger? Check. See you in Sweden, Hank.