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.
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
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
As always, I will point out some things about the players. Many are shaking off the rust on the first day and I will report on these players again to mark their improvement.
Kirill Ustimenko – 6-3, 179 – G – crouches quite a bit. He’s 6-3 so there’s still
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 - - The 3-on-3 scrimmage was fun to watch. I wasn’t watching to see which team won. I was looking for certain attributes with players and see who adjusted well. Here are some of those thoughts.
Mark Friedman – I really liked what I saw. His shot was fast and
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
It was a busy day on the trade front in the NHL today with the host of the draft, the Chicago Blackhawks, making the most noise.
Before teams even headed to the United Center to draft the future of the league, the Hawks pulled off two big trades sending Nicklas Hjalmarsson