Shore can be assigned anywhere, but his NCAA eligibilty is done. Whether he makes the NHL squad or not is up to the coaches, and if he doesn't, he'll go to San Antonio.
Bjugstad is still a student at Minnesota, and it's up to him whether or not he returns to school or signs a professional contract. If he signs, he's in the same situation as Shore. He has said that he's going to wait until development camp is complete before making his decision, and my guess is that he's going to see what Tallon and the coaches say about his chances of making the NHL team. If they say he has a spot, my guess is he'll sign. Otherwise, he'll return to Minnesota to try to win a championship. Again, just my guess.
he doesn't look any bigger to me. he's about skinny as a real athlete can be with that frame. that said, he will starting up serious training for september very soon and i think he'll look a little different by then.
He willbe fine... a summer with a personal trainer and some NHL meals wil make all the difference.
I'm not worried but he needs to put on weight for his style of game. Everyone knows how slick he is with the puck and can dangle but he really likes going to the dirty areas around the net. For him to last all season he needs weight.
I saw Volkening on the roster and wondered who the heck he was!
BTW, I love your avy, is it new?
I've had it since May, but I haven't really been on the boards to much since the end of the season. Ratmanfu made it for me, I had one similar to it when we were with the Coyotes.
Volkening is a nice guy from the little I have spoken with him. He would come to practice in his uniform (the BDU one, where it is the camo, atleast that is what I think it is called). After practice he would then go back to the base and do his job. I would have loved to have seen him play atleast one game during the season, when he was back up to Dov. In practice he looked really good, so it would have been nice to see that translate into a real game.
I was pleasently surprised to see him listed on the roster. Due to being our emergency back up while he is stationed here.
Lots of skating/shooting/puck handling drills.. My first thought on Bjugstad is that his skating and shot are there but seems tone fumbling the puck a lot on quick plays along the boards, with that huge stick.. However, that long stick scored one rediculously fast wraparound just now haha