am i the only one who dislikes our guys being on twitter? So many opportunities to write something stupid or be misunderstood and then get slammed for it.
I think what Ellis wrote is funny but you could easily see it spin out of control.
Maybe I'm just too old school or old or both
No. Its nice to see them having fun, not being forced to follow through a strict regime because of the media. They will adjust in time being. For now let them have fun. Its a whole new scene. Once they make the Habs, then they will probably tone it down and know when to have fun on Twitter or not, depending on how the team is doing.
He looked to be a solid 6'1, the only person that was clearly talller then Gally was Pribyl.
Originally Posted by scrowe21
I dunno much about Pribyl.. Where is he playing next year?
Good size..6'4 200 pounds.
He's under contract with Sparta Praha of the Czech Elite league, they are not a part of the current PTA between the NHL and IIHF so if the Habs plan is to bring him over this summer, they will need to buy out the final year of his contract although that shouldn't be a problem. So he likely either plays for Sparta or one of their feeder teams (he played in the 2nd mens league and the junior league last year) or Hamilton if the Habs want to bring him over now.
He looked bigger then I remember but his skating isn't pretty.
I really liked the idiot asking Gally..''A lot of scorers have come to Mtl and failed to produce, for some reason they just don't produce as much here..what do you think about that??''...
I wonder how these guys become sport journalists. I always figured sport journalists were like the ''last in class'' type, but man, come on...
Might be a stupid question but you yourself have mused that "player x would not put those points up in Montreal" or things to that effect, so there must be a cause. The water? The coaching? The tradition of defensive hockey?
Yeah, loft softball questions to the kid to be easy on him, but it's not exactly a question that hasn't been asked (and perhaps needs a legitimate answer).
Listening to some interviews with Galchenyuk, I can't believe how stupid some journalists are. Some really dumb questions get asked. Congrats to Gally on answering those with so much class.
This is exactly why I hate the media, I rarely watch interviews or read articles because I hate almost every question they ask. I'm always baffled as to why teams pander to the media so much, do they listen to the garbage they spew? Do you people really read and listen to this stuff? Cause as a huge habs fan I can honestly say I do not, but I guess i'm alone.
Was there today and while you can't know anything about how those prospects will end up to be with those kinds of practices, here's my thoughts:
Bozon: I will start with the guy who I thought struggled the most as far as the wirsters are concerned. Not often hard, not enough precise, and clearly didn't put hard and precise often together. Somehow stranged when you compare his goals and when you compare the guys he was with. Clearly, for me the worst of the chosen prospects....TODAY.
Collberg: I know, it's just skating and shooting...but this guy will make it. I just love how he handles himself and how he looks like a player. And he does have one nasty wrister. I just couldn't believe he was ours till the end of the practice
Galchenyuk: A man amongst boys except the initial exercice....geez Alex...you have to look better when you're skating without the puck in a direct line but you CLEARLY can look that akward when you skate backwards....there was a whole lot of laughs looking at him but then the laughs stop and it was transformed into ohhhhh....ahhhhhh. His wrister is just insane. Maybe needs some work in his precision cleary compared to another guy I'll name later. But awfully hard and undressed the goalies in a couple of occasions. Looks akward while he doen't have the puck, looks dominating when he does. Just a fun show to watch.
Girard: Didn't really notice him till towards the end of the exercice, had a couple of nice roofers....other than that....nothing to say about him. Will be heading home right after.
Hudon: I thought it started slow as far as his wristers are concerned, but he picked it up as the practice progresses. Crisp and precise top corners were in order. Great skating.
Lane: Well, I'd like what I saw. Started the practice incredibly well with well precised and crisp wristers but kinda cooled down towards the end. But he's a nice skater with good wristers. Seems to have good technique and nice balance, actually he really seems a pretty nice try-out....we migth want to take a closer look.
Nystrom: Liked what I saw, another diminutive player that had his good and not so good moments. You see that his wristers needs work, yet was able to get a few good ones in there. Something you notice though, is that he seems a little bulldog. Was probaby the only one on one exercice that was shooting on the goalie and rushing hard towards it to get the rebound. Great effort
Pribyl: Some good and odd moments. He clearly grew up till the last time I saw him. Had some great precise wristerse and not-so-great as well. Yet, the most obvious thing, for me, is that he seemed to me as a little uncoordinate. Not sure if it's just in my mind, but seems to me like the guy who has to deal with the growing up he had recently. Not sure if it's that recent, but he really does seem as trying to work his body out. Quite an odd practice for me as far as he's concerned.
Vail: Like how his upper body look like. Looks like a player, with tough hard wristers though precision was not always there. But good solid skater. Not the fastest, but really solid out there.
Bennett: Better looking skater out there for me. Again, maybe not the fastest, but clearly the guy with the better technique and the smoother. Wristers might need work, one-timers, that he practiced at the end, looked pretty good though. Hard and in the net often. Would also say that I believed he gain some mass as well. Not sure if he grew up but clearly looks bigger. Great to see. I really like this prospect
Oligny: See Girard. Thanks, was fun.....
Thrower: I'll name him the most precise wrister of them all. Maybe it doesn't look that hard, but he does seem to have insane quickness in his wrists 'cause he doesn't seem to work as hard as a Vail for example, but his shots are quite quick and often seemed to be able to pick whatever spot he wanted. Yes, quickness in his feet as to be worked on but not as bad as I anticipated.
Lagacé: I was at the other end so didn't concentrate at him too much. I'd say that he looked to have more problem positionnally than Marcoux though.
Marcoux: Well he seemed good. Not incredible, but I loved how he challenged most of the shots. Low blocker side are something to work on. Pretty good glove that seemed to be fixed after being laughed at repeateadly by Lane at the start of the practice.
I say that both goalies doesn't exactly look out of place and needs to be looked at closely. Which in the end makes out of the try-outs, both goalies and Lane as the most interesting guys. The other 2 are clearly out for me. But that's jut one practice.
Was fun to see most people out there from Brisebois, Lapointe on the ice, to Therrien, Timmins, Dudley, Jodoin, Mellanby, didn't see Bergevin though there was some people in the upper left side, so maybe it was him but I was too far to see....and there was really 3 gorgeous girls near me so it was a little hard to concentrate.....but hey I'm married and CLEARLY too old for them....
Anyway, fun time. But as always, it just means what it means. Don't write off Bozon just yet.....
I was at the practice this afternoon and this is my evaluation:
Fluid skater with great speed. Seems to be taller than what I expected.
He doesn't have the strongest shot of the camp but still get some goals.
With Galchenyuk , Collberg was THE man on the ice today. Impressive speed with quick feet. Amazing wrist shot.
This is a whole offensive package that will definitely be in our top 6 forwards.
Well , I think everybody expect a lot from this guy. He shows that he's an future elite center in the NHL. Not the most fluid skater , but damn he's explosive. Strongest shot in the camp.
Girard was the weakess guy on the ice today. Shows up some speed , but he wasn't the fastest. Puck control IMO was his biggest weakness. Will not be signed for sure.
Expectations were high on this one. Saw him a couple times in the Q last year , and I was a bit disappointed. Great speed , great shot but damn that he never hit the net!
The surprise of this camp is defenitly this guy. One of the fastest skater , fluid. The most surprising thing was his shot , despite his size 5ft10 170 lbs , he was the guy (with Collberg) who scores the most. I think tabs should take a shot on him and give him a contract.
Fluid skater , good speed but a terrible shot. No power , no aim.
Sloppyness with this one. 6ft4 about 200 pounds , his size defenitly help him to get drafted cause despite of his skills with the puck , this guy has nothing. Poor skater and do not use his body to get strong and heavy shots.
Pretty good skater , looks like Pacioretty style. Good shot. He wasn't the flashiest guy but he ends up well.
Bennett has good speed and quick foots. Not the greatest shot tho.
I was surprised by the speed of execution of this player. Has an excellent shot.
Best D-man of the camp. There were no contacts in this camp but he shows us some offensive aspects of his game with his shot , a heavy and aimed shot.
That's it for me. I will not comment on goaltenders , they were awful.