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
For those of you who ask me where to buy my book? Here are the titles and where you can get them.
100 Ranger Greats - This is currently out of print. But you can find it.
Barnes and Noble has a great out of print section as well.
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Montreal - - Team Sweden is very talented. They’re focused on winning it all. This instantly puts a ton of pressure on Flyers draft pick, Felix Sandstrom. In a recent 8-3 win over Slovakia, Sandstrom had some shaky moments. Even though Sandstrom was a bit scrambly and had trouble with
Travis Sanheim isn’t looked at as a first round pick anymore. Now he’s looked at as another talented defenseman in a growing stable. Flyers GM Ron Hextall plays no favorites. He favors results. He had to like Sanheim pinning the very talented and slippery Travis Konecny in the recent 3-on-3
There aren’t many 4th round selections that make it to the NHL. Even less 4th rounders make it to NHL after an injury takes a year of their development away. Luckily for Samuel Dove-McFalls, he isn’t like many 4th round selections.
Dove-McFalls sustained a knee injury early into last season and