The fine line between intensity and control

MLive’s Ansar Khan filed a notebook full of quips and quotes regarding today’s scrimmage at Little Caesars Arena. Among Khan’s notes:

Blashill wants to see more from the team in its final two scrimmages, Friday and Sunday.

“I thought the first four practices were really intense and we played at a high level. I wasn’t as pleased today with that part of it,” Blashill said.

“There’s a fine line between the level of intensity in practice. I don’t want to start G1 with half a lineup because we lost guys in practices and scrimmages. But I also know that come Game 1, things are going to happen fast and they’re going to hit us hard and we’re going to have to be ready for that. So, you have to try to have that balance.”

Tyler Bertuzzi scored a pair of goals.

“Whether it’s a game or scrimmage, just to get back in game shape and game format was fun,” Bertuzzi said. “Conditioning will come quicker. We’re athletes, we’ve been working out all summer. Timing will be the thing we have to figure out as quick as we can.”


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