HALIFAX — When a season ends in disappointment, NHL players don't want to find themselves anywhere near an arena. Often, they don't even want to stay in town.
Ryan Getzlaf escaped to Kelowna, B.C., where he found some refuge among family and friends after his Anaheim Ducks fell well short of repeating as Stanley Cup champions.
Dany Heatley lasted just a few days in Ottawa after the Senators were swept out of the first round before travelling home to Calgary.
The vacations are over now. Both players joined Team Canada in recent days and admit that they still have some work to do before they're back in top game shape.