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,
Sean Kuraly was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. A key component in the Martin Jones deal, some may have forgotten about him.
Last season he got eight games with Boston and had a good season with Providence. His 14 goals
Philadelphia – The Islanders are red-hot. One of the reasons it’s working so well is their team speed. It can be a lot to handle and Josh Ho-Sang has speed to burn.
“We have a lot of great skaters on our team,” said Ho-Sang. “I think overtime kind of plays in
When the Flyers acquired Jori Lehtera in the Brayden Schenn deal back in June, some of the pundits who cover the team weren’t thrilled. I even read he was overpaid and not that good. I suspect that “hot take” will change. This version of the talented Finn is trimmer and
German Rubstov – In 3-on-3 he really snuck behind the defense to get a goal. He can be physical but he also has a great hockey sense to make plays like that.
Mark Friedman – He continues to look fast and strong. He frustrated offensive players by freezing the puck along
Philadelphia - - The Islanders beat the Flyers in a rookie game. The results aren’t that important. Mitchell Vande Sompel scored the OT game-winner but that was just icing on the cake of an already solid night.
“It was a bit sloppy. It was our first high intensity game. Everything’s going
Nolan Patrick looked fast, stronger than a few months ago and his hands are just as good as they ever were. Sometimes after an injury layoff they take some time to get back to where the player was before. Not with Patrick. I saw him passing as seamlessly as he
Some players stand out in development camps because of their play. Noah Cates certainly did that. I felt like it took him a day to get used to the talent level and by Day 2 I gave him this report:
Noah Cates – 6-1, 165 – LW – Stillwater High School
Darion Hanson – 6-3, 180 – G – Union Commit - He's good post to post. Quick up and down. Covers corners well. Quick cover ups. His head trajectory in traffic needs work. He rarely sees that first puck in traffic. And then you can beat him glove side in
Buffalo - - One player was ready to attack the rigors of the NHL Combine was goaltender, Dayton Rasmussen. The 6-2, 200 pounds this goaltender is physically “ripped”.
Watching him on the long jump he held his own. I was anticipating him on the bench press and that’s when he