Thread: Prospect Info: Prospect games -- Atlanta roster
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09-22-2008, 08:47 PM
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This was actually a pretty lopsided game in favor of us.

Mark Santorelli was head and shoulders above all our other forwards. Not even close.
Ryan Jones showed some good stuff, as did Mike Santorelli and Ian McKenzie.

A little disappointed by Nick Spaling, who I had high hopes and expectations for.

On defense...yet another time that I've seen Cody Franson and he's been terrible. He has a way of coughing up the puck at exactly the wrong time or firing passes right on to the tape of opposing forwards that are charging into our zone. Jonathan Blum looked pretty solid. Robert Dietrich was the worst player on the ice for either team, and directly responsible for the second goal given up by Jeremy Smith. Of the tryouts, Stephen Werner was decent. Didn't notice Brandon Buck all that much.

Goalies...Dekanich was *very* good. No rebounds, great lateral movement, great at seeing the puck. Pickard wasn't tested much, but looked great in the shootout. Guy who won the shootout for the Thrashers just picked the right spot to put it.

Jeremy Smith...ehhhh. Looked...very uncomposed. Frantic. First goal he clearly should have had, second goal...mostly Dietrich's fault, but he still probably could have had it.

Special teams...our PK chased a little at times, but overall was decent. PP...well, they've got the Predators spirit already. Couldn't get into the zone, couldn't hold it in when they did, and gave up a shorthanded goal.

Decent crowd onhand for a season-ticketholder-only event. Lines for the meet the team party were pretty absurd. Free food vouchers were pretty cool.

Hope to make it down tomorrow morning for the next rookie game.

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