Here’s what I saw on day one. I won’t be at camp again until the game. I will be writing some articles about the players, but here are the raw nuts and bolts.
Today was more about showing what you can do on the ice. There’s still instruction but a lot
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Tyson Foerster – C – With more intensive skating drills going on, he shined. His cornering is really improved. You can tell he worked really hard over the summer.
Linus Hogberg – D – He was another one who
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
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