Brown trying to make a good camp impression
"We want to get him in, see what kind of shape he is in and just kind of check up on him and make sure he's headed in the right direction and having a good offseason,'' Yzerman said. " And for him it's going to be very important because he's got some strong competition for a roster spot with Connolly and Conacher, who are all good guys right around the same age as J.T. But we like him and glad that he is here. He's got some NHL experience under him so it's a very important off-season to train and, just like the other young guys, put a foot forward at training camp if they want to have an opportunity to make the team.''
Maybe it's just standard camp talk trying to make him not take it for granted but who knows.