Thread: Prospect Info: 2012 Prospect Camp
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07-12-2012, 02:44 PM
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Team Black 17 (Chiasson, Ritchie, R. Smith, Bystrom, Nemeth, Troock, Stransky, Hohmann, Vance, etc.)
Team White 11 (Dillon, Oleksiak, A. Smith, Glennie, Faksa, Molin, Winther, G. Smith, Sinitsyn, etc.)

Scrimmage today was a glorified pick-up game. Structured as 3 20-min periods (1st period - 3 on 3, 2nd period - 4 on 4, 3rd period - 5 on 5). Rosters were mixtures of Team A & Team B from prior development camp days. Positions were basically ignored (often defensemen playing forward & vice versa).

First, disregarding the undrafted camp invites, impressed with the collective skill level of the Stars prospects.

New observations...

Molin is Ribeiro-lite. Hangs on to the puck and waits for spots to open up for teammates. One of my favorites right now.

G. Smith is like, really really fast. At one point, he went coast to coast along the right wing boards. Team Black took bad angles on him. He couldn't finish though. Prior observations about his stone-like hands are correct. He got high-sticked later and mishandled the penalty shot before getting medical attention. You can just watch him skate all day long, though.

Troock made the biggest impression today. Surprisingly made some really nice offensive plays. He had at least 3 goals.

Jokipakka's lack of relative skating ability is much less noticeable in "real" hockey scenarios. How it would be exposed in the NHL is another matter entirely.

All this said, the wheat shall separate from the chaff at training camp.

P.S. Asked a Stars employee about the $10 student tickets (best deal in the NHL!). The guy confirmed it for next season.

Oh, and Glennie slammed into the corner boards at one point...
... But he got right back up and didn't miss a shift. You can breathe now.

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