Nolan Patrick was booted out of the dot for his first face-off of 2021. He was so anxious, and that anxiousness faded, and his skill was on display. He deserved his goal, and it was a great motivator for him.
Joel Farabee will be a point-per-game player this year. I said
Joel Farabee – We can talk about the weight gain and his added strength but his confidence is even higher than it was in the playoffs last season. There were times last season before the Covid-19 stoppage where he was just surviving. He’s now thriving and I’m expecting a
Morgan Frost - Frost good offensive zone entries. He showed a solid all-around game without many great offensive chances. Still, you don’t want him to play in the NHL and have to deal with being scoreless for long stretches. That doesn’t help a young player develop.
Joel Farabee – He’s a
German Rubstov – He gets high marks. He’s back where he was pre-injuries. He’s strong on his skates, makes intelligent plays and is already solid on the PK. All great signs for him to start the season with.
Joel Farabee – He knows where to go without the puck.
The event moved to the Capitals practice facility this year. Once again, the NHLPA had a great group of very talented rookies for Upper Deck to shoot and for the media to talk to. Here are some insights that I walked away with
1) Jack and Quinn Hughes loved this event.
TORONTO (Aug. 14, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will host its 11th annual NHLPA Rookie Showcase Sunday, Aug. 25 at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., with 28 NHL® prospects and rookies scheduled to attend. This unique event provides Upper Deck – the official trading card
For the first time in over half a decade, the Philadelphia Flyers concluded their prospect development with a full five on five scrimmage. While the team had completed a three on three half ice tourney the previous day, it gave some idea of how some prospects would look in tight
Samuel Ersson – He made some great saves in the 3-on-3. He’s different. He looks the most like a pro even though he’s only 19. He was on the winning team (pictured above).
Kirill Ustimenko – He showed off a wicked glove hand and great leg strength against the post. He
The prospect pool is deep. If you hear otherwise it’s plain wrong. I use a lot of different variables to determine this. These are strictly players not on the big club currently. I’ll bring it up on the various shows that I’m on this week.
Today the prospects played a 3-on-3 tournament. If the score or who scored matters to you. Click off this post.
Gavin Hain – 5-11 – 194 – C – His defensive prowess showed. You don’t get to play for the NTDP without learning how to play a 200-foot game. His puck