Belichick: Relationship with Tom Brady always good

jets_059The Tom Brady- Rob Gronkowski Watch is officially over when it comes to the offseason workout program.

After being absent from the New England Patriots ‘ voluntary organized team activities, Brady and Gronkowski reported Tuesday morning for the start of the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp, as expected.

When McLeod went through some of the growing pains in his AHL transition, Kowalsky saw positive signs.

Even when he was caught out of position or holding on to a puck too long, he self identified the error.

Some of the mistakes he made, he knew right away when I was coming to him, whether it was on the bench or showing video, Kowalsky said. You like to see that. Some of these guys, where they play, they get coaching, but because they’re the superstars, they get away with some things from a habit and detail standpoint. He was making an effort to impress us that way.

Given the Devils’ depth at center entering the 2017-18 season, the team also had the luxury to give McLeod another season in juniors instead of throwing him into the fire early. Winning the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery and taking Nico Hischier No. 1 overall gave the Devils an NHL-ready center, and they already had Pavel Zacha, Travis Zajac and Brian Boyle in the fold.

Jenkins said it was a lost opportunity to have a meaningful discussion.

I feel like they could’ve had some productive talks, he said. You’re always looking to bring both sides together. Some positive could come out of a meeting like that. 

Recently, Trump hosted Kardashian for a discussion on prison reform. Kardashian also is pushing for a pardon of Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense.

If you can meet with a Kardashian, there are some other activists that you can meet with as well, Jenkins said.   

With McLeod’s skill, speed and size, he could often take over play and do a lot of things on his own at the junior level. When he’s playing against opponents with similar size and speed at the pro level, that’s not the case for anyone, with a few rare exceptions.

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