John Tortorella was introduced to the Philadelphia media today. To say he was very prepared would be an understatement. He had just come off nailing the interviews to get the job and he answered every question with great ease. In the summer, everything is easy, breezy.
“Culture and accountability are easy
Travis Konecny was always on a collision course with being an All-Star type winger. This didn’t start with Alain Vigneault and it won’t end with him either. Going back to his Ottawa 67’s days he was an exciting player who could score the exciting goal but also elevate his linemates.
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
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
Having voted on more than a few NHL Awards ballots here is my early list. My criteria has no analytics, preseason doesn’t count, they have a clean slate. Pavel Zacha didn’t play enough to care last season. The list has nothing to do with who is the better long-term player.
Voorhees, NJ - In the final day of camp, tomorrow is the Trial on the Isle, I saw just the 3-on-3 scrimmages. There were two run simultaneously and then there was a final. Don’t expect me to tell you the score. I was strictly watching for attribute.
David Kase – 5th
Voorhees, NJ - - Here’s what I saw. I saw the forwards, defenseman and goaltenders in drills. None of the off ice testing was done this morning. It was being set up for this afternoon. Sam Morin had an illness, Philippe Myers is getting over a hip operation and Alex