Dan Vladar – 6-6, 192 – G - Good positioning on a 1-on-0 attempt. Made an outstanding save on Travis Konecny, some luck involved. He’s stood tall into the second period. Especially when his team was a man down. Quick covers. Good glove.
Jack Studnicka – 6-1, 170 – C -
David Kase – 5-10, 170 – RW – I’ve always liked his stickhandling ability, but he’s gotten faster. Add that to his already tricky arsenal and now you have a much-improved prospect. He played well in the SHL last season. He’s probably Phantoms bound but it’s not impossible that he
Voorhees - - JVR is back in Philadelphia. He fits in this town. He had mostly good times in Philadelphia. He was a home-grown player who was drafted 2nd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He didn’t need to be sold on the organization. He knew he was going
Travis Sanheim plays better in the friendly confines of the Wells Fargo Center. A lot of rookies play this way and the key is to get the most of them on the road as well. In the regular season Sanheim had 10 points on the season and seven of them
Team USA cruised to an 9-0 win over Denmark. No surprise there. The aspect of this team that could be worrisome to the competition is their speed and size.
Kailer Yamamoto (5-8, Oilers) may be the most dangerous player in the tournament. He’s surely one of the smartest and his brief
Team Canada had their conference call to talk about who was invited to their camp. There’s always that feeling that they have too many players to go around but if that was really the case they’d win a gold medal every year, and they don’t.
Owen Tippett was playing in the
Voorhees - - After the early morning sessions, I took some notes on how the guys looked. Many of them haven’t hit the ice in an organized fashion for a few months.
Connor Bunnaman – 6-1, 207 – C – Showing good agility for a bigger guy. The coaches were working
Pittsburgh - - Marc-Andre Fleury didn’t play in the first Winter Classic in Buffalo. He was the Penguins #1 goalie but he was injured. He did skate around and was quoted because of his importance to the team. Then at the last Winter Classic in Pittsburgh in 2011 Fleury got
Montreal - - Canada's Connor Ingram ended last game in net ranked ninth in save percentage in the tournament. Team Canada decided to go with him again and saw Sweden score two early goals (on just three shots). When Carter Hart came into the game to replace him, trailing 2-0, he hadn’t
Here's a look at the Harvard players:
18 – Adam Fox – 5-10, 185 - D - Calgary – Sharp passes to get the offense started. Good play against the wall to keep pucks in that were meant to be cleared. He plays on the PK. Has an active stick on