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Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:47 am

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:11 am

Interesting - A couple of giant Quebec goalies, and Indrasis from Latvia...

Phillipe Trudea was on the same crappy Cape Breton team as David Honzik at the beginning of last season - Honzik's absence puts the exclamation point on his bust status.

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby mpp » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:53 am

The ones to watch closely, IMO, are Indrasis and Kenins, both playing with men already & holding their own (even more than that if you check number and quality of Miks' goals). Sylvester is also an intriguing invitee.
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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:53 am

Camp began Sunday

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The players jumped on the ice after lunch to find it had been littered with cameras and more trainers with stop-watches and iPads. They were then run a gauntlet of skating drills meant to measure their speed, stride, turning and pivoting ability.

A few, like Brendan Gaunce and Corrado, were hooked up to heart monitors connected to computers spitting out their breathing rates, heart rate and countless other readings. Corrado took quite an interest in his readings, joining the doctors on their separate bench.

“Under Coach Tortorella there’s going to be some different testing," said Corrado. "It seemed like some pretty challenging stuff, but you prepare for it and just do your best.”

While the skaters were stretching their legs out on the ice, the goalies were stretching just about everything else off the ice, in a yoga session.

It will be a busy week for the Canuck prospects, who will be dragon-boating, climbing up the grueling Grouse Grind and visiting BC Children’s Hospital before scrimmaging on Thursday
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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:24 pm

Prospect Camp Day 2

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:01 pm

Cederholm breaks the medicine ball:

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Aaronp18 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:Cederholm breaks the medicine ball:


He's 18.

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:11 pm

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby sagebrush » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:00 pm

Indrasis is an interesting story. He got skills, height (a frame to build on), & KHL success, at 22. Hilites here.
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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:20 am

Not a lot of news from Day 3 where the prospects did Dragon Boating and got a cooking lesson...

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:50 pm

Day 4 was the Grouse Grind, and a visit to Children's Hospital... but welcome to Day 5 where they will be playing a live scrimmage at 3:30pm; you can watch in person at Rogers Arena, or on youtube:

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:12 am

Training Camp Day 5

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Team Green, featuring first round picks Bo Horvat and Hunter Shinkaruk skating on a line together, took home the bragging rights following their 4-3 win but seeing the young players in game action was more important than the final score.
The pair of first rounders were impressive, with Horvat showing off some slick puck work and the hard-nosed determination that lead to his high selection. The 9th overall pick left a defender swinging and missing on a great toe-drag, going from his forehand to backhand. Joacim Eriksson was up to the task however, blockering Horvat’s backhand before it could reach the top shelf.

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Alexandre Mallet, a second rounder from last year’s draft, received a rousing ovation from the crowd with a primo penalty shot goal. Coming in with speed Mallet faked forehand, getting Joacim Eriksson to bite before cutting back hard on the backhand to roofing it. The guy with the silkiest of hair in camp showed that he has the hands to match.

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Brendan Gaunce centered the most dangerous line for Team Blue, lining up between Nicklas Jensen and Latvian camp invitee, Ronalds Kenins.
The Belleville Bulls captain picked up a goal in the garbage area around the crease but was mostly setting up his wingers with hard, tape-to-tape passes for most the scrimmage. He sent in Kennins on a breakaway just prior to scoring his goal.

duh...silkiest hair? OK, Colin Hope.

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:04 am

Watched a fair bitof the game as well, most impressed by Horvat, Mallet and Gaunce.

Jensen was non existent. Shinkaruk didn't really standout much.

You can see that Gaunce has that quiet poise and great hockey sense about him, not flashy but affective good all around player
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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Southern_Canuck » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:42 pm

In today's 4-on-4 scrimmage, I read that Corrado, Tommernes, Jensen, and Cassels had a "Sedin-like" shift.

Watching Tommernes play yesterday in the scrimmage, I thought wow - this guy reminds me of Brian Leetch! Super calm and collected, good vision, and good passer. His problem is probably going to be that he is too small, and does not play much of a physical game.

It should be interesting to see how he does through training camp and in Utica - hopefully he can take some steps to improve his physical game, or at least go from stick checking to using the body.

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Re: Prospect Camp 2013

Postby Diehard1 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:19 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Watched a fair bitof the game as well, most impressed by Horvat, Mallet and Gaunce.

Jensen was non existent. Shinkaruk didn't really standout much.

You can see that Gaunce has that quiet poise and great hockey sense about him, not flashy but affective good all around player


I still think one of Gaunce or Horvat have to be favoured to make the team. Both guys have advanced defensive games at center, which is exactly what is needed for a 3rd line center. The offence will come given added responsibility and development.

I'm just not sure who else they will use if one of these guys don't make it. Barring a trade, there's very little left in free agency that will help and somebody has to take the role.
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