Apparently, Mattias Tedenby needed a few days to get comfortable in a new pair of skates.
With them now broken in, Tedenby put on a show in this morning scrimmage at the Devils' rookie camp at Prudential Center, scoring four goals to lead his team to a 7-2 victory.
"I had new skates and I'm feeling better and better with them," the Devils' 2008 first-round draft pick said.
Tedenby is feeling more comfortable in other ways, too, after five days at the rookie camp.
"I've been here now five days and each day I feel better," he said. "I'm glad to be here. It feels great to show the coaches what I can do."
I asked Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello what he thought of Tedenby scoring four goals.
"It's just a scrimmage," he said. "We're pleased in general with how everyone played. Our scouts are very happy."
Lamoriello said they purposely stocked one team with offensive players to see what they could do. Tedenby stood out the most.
"A lot of luck," Tedenby said, humbly.
Tedenby had been playing on a line with fellow Swede Jacob Josefson at center and Matt Halischuk on the right wing earlier in the week, but today David McIntyre centered Tedenby and Halischuk.
Does it mean anything to score four goals in a scrimmage?
"You'll have to ask the coaches," Tedenby said. ""For me, it means something. It was fun to play and it's always fun to score goals."
I'll have more from Tedenby and comments from McIntyre and goaltender Jeff Frazee later.
I also have some video of Tedenby's third goal that I'll post later, but I have to stop into my office first.
I promise it will be up later this afternoon.
Also, the numbers I posted Thursday on Patrice Cormier's contract were incorrect.
Cormier will actually make $587,500 the first two years and $612,500 the third year. That's a total of 1,787,500 and an average of 595,833.