By Bobby Scribe.
Heidi Androl interviewed Richard Clune & Kevin Westgarth during day one of training camp. Clune spoke to Heidi of the clawing and scratching he undertook to reach the NHL, his evolving maturity, and battles with injuries. He comes into camp in shape and ready to “piss off” the opposition, which includes but is not limited to the other teammates at camp.
Kevin Westgarth, the 6’5″, 245 pound Princeton graduate also has aspirations to make the team. Don’t let Kevin’s soft spoken style and smile fool you. He made his reputation in Manchester as a force with which not to be reckoned though for every fight he “won” by landing more than a few punches to his opponent’s face, he also showed the ability to take a punch or three. Kevin tells Heidi that he wants the other team to “worry” every time number 33 is on the ice. That will only happen if Kevin has worked and continues to improve his skill set. Skating, passing and good positional play will be the key to Kevin becoming a fixture on the Kings’ fourth line, not just his fighting ability.
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