I think this is a good hire. Let’s get that out of the way. I’ve known “Lappy” for a long time, and he’s a hard worker, and that work ethic rubs off on his players.
“We all know our style, and I know what kind of guy I am,” Laperriere stated.
After seeing Nolan Patrick in camp and during a scrimmage the report is going to be mostly positive. He was loose in practice, talking to Michael Raffl and Morgan Frost in-between drills.
In the scrimmage, his footwork was solid, his speed was there, and he had a few shots on net.
Here are some notes I took from this game:
Pavel Zacha – 6-3, 215 - C - On the first line with John Quenneville and Marian Studenic. Quick accurate passes and he was off and running. Wrist shot was crisp on the power play. Creating with passes on the power play. On
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
In a game where the Phantoms dominated the Penguins. Here are some notes:
Daniel Sprong – 6-0, 195 – RW - Showed speed on the wing. Missed the net after he was wide open. Needs to get in the flow of the game more. No power play late.
Lukas Bengtsson – 5-10,