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Bill Zito ‘a kid in a candy store’ as his first Panthers training camp opens



Panthers GM Bill Zito

For the first time in his long hockey career as a player agent and executive with the Blue Jackets, Bill Zito finally gets to see the team he put together on the ice when the Florida Panthers open up training camp.

On Sunday, the players will officially report for physicals with the first practice coming Monday morning in Sunrise.

“The reason we all work in the sport is to be around the hockey part of it,’’ Zito said.

“I feel a little bit like a kid in a candy store. I think perhaps all you do as well. We’re just excited to be fortunate enough to be able to be back and be around hockey and be around the game and and have that air of anticipation.

“Just the anticipation that hockey’s back in the air, and then it’s a little extra, a little extra special for me I think maybe. It’s my first training camp. It’s exciting and I really look forward to it.”

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