Probably a bit early but I am curious who will folks be looking forward to seeing at this year's Development Camp besides 2011 draftees?
I will be very interested in hearing about alphabetically...Carrier, Eakin, Galiev, Kuznetsov, Orlov, and Wey in action together. We always get to hear and sometimes see clips on how these kids are doing in their perpsective leagues and teams but seeing them on the ice together can better assist in projecting where they fit and when they might help at the NHL level. We got to see Kuznetsov, Orlov, and Wey preform at World Juniors in the medal rounds so your opinions about their "potential readiness" to contribute going forward would be valued since I cannot attend the Camp.
I am equally interested in knowing who additionally is invited and how they fit. Free agents, new faces, old faces, etc. It should be a fun week that might put some distance between the distaste of last season's ending and provide a nice transition to realizing a better 2011- 2012 outcome.
Kuznetsov & Orlov are the two top talents that are going to be there, Galiev & Kugryshev are as well, alongside Eakin. Too bad Sjogren won't be there. Also looking forward to see Flemming, Carrier, Herbert, Wey, Mitchell, Stevenson, Grubauer. It's also going to be one of the last chances for the Finley's & Godfrey's of the world to shine.
2011 Washington Capitals Development Camp, July 10-16
Information on invitees, attendees and the schedule will be updated as it is released.
Schedule: listed in development guide; please let me know if any typos below
Sunday, July 10 Players arrive
Monday, July 11 Group A on ice at 9:45am; Group B on ice at 2pm
Tuesday, July 12 Group B on ice at 9:30am; Group A on ice at 11:45am
Wednesday, July 13 Group A on ice at 9:00am; Group B on ice at 10:20am; scrimmage at 3pm
Thursday, July 14 scrimmage at 9:00am
Friday, July 15 Group A on ice at 9:30am; Group B on ice at 11:15am
Saturday, July 16 scrimmage at 10 am
FanFest/Equipment Sale is open to the public at noon link
Location: Kettler Capitals IcePlex, Arlington, VA at Ballston Common Mall (link)
The on-ice workouts, which will include multiple scrimmages, are open to the public and media. The off-ice workouts are closed.
I loooove the equpiment sale,but they never have any right handed sticks from any of the players I want. I hope this year to grab a green,semin,carlson or mojo stick but I know all that I will see are leftover erskine and nylander stuff again. Then seeing people sell the sticks for almost triple what they paid on ebay pisses me off.
19 players on the roster, see FA invites identified via other sources above.
No surprise to see Kugryshev on the roster again.
As far as I know the Caps still retain Nick Larson's rights, but as an NCAA prospect he has yet to attend a Capitals camp. Kuznetsov is the only other unsigned prospect not on the roster, but he wasn't expected to attend camp this summer.
All 4 2011 draft picks are on the 19 player roster released.
Of those listed, Sjogren, Grubauer, Anderson (returning to juniors), Eakin, Flemming, Stevenson, Mitchell and Orlov are under contract with the Capitals.
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