Didn't this player want out of town, I mean its not like he signed for 6 years or anything
Hah! Interestingly, though Camara doesn't have the hands of Kane, he does play a similar power-forward type game. He seems to mesh really well with Scheifele - bodes well for the future where, if Scheif progresses as we hope he does, he could be centering Kane.
The WHL website has a season preview broken down by team. I've clipped the comments about our prospects and have included them below with the appropriate links to the full content. They are fairly generic in nature but are worth a glance nonetheless...
Up Front: It’s a big year for the Blades, who host the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament. Though they lost a few veterans from last season, they still return a number of quality forwards who can put the puck in the net, including their top three scorers. Veterans Matej Stransky, Josh Nicholls and Lukas Sutter all topped at least the 28-goal, 59-point plateau last season and will be expected to match or better those numbers this season. Sutter, a second-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2012, also brings a feisty, physical element to the table.
Player to Watch: Lukas Sutter
The son of former NHLer and Lethbridge Bronco Rich Sutter, Lukas was the Blades’ second of two second-round picks in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft. An energetic, hard-working, physical forward in the Sutter mold, Lukas makes life extremely difficult on the opposition with his willingness to hit, grind and stand up for his teammates. Yet, Sutter is coming off a 2011-12 campaign where he potted 28 goals, showing he can also bring plenty of offense to the table. Drafted in the second round, 39th overall, by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012 NHL Draft, expect Sutter to be a key cog in the Blades’ plans as they embark on their Memorial Cup run.
Swift Current Broncos
Adam Lowry is back and ready to go for the Broncos after missing the last half of last season with an injury. Having Lowry back not only adds a point-per-game player, but a big, physical presence as well.
Tri-City AmericansOn The Blue Line: Zach Yuen heads up a group of six rearguards eligible to return from last year. Yuen, a prospect of the Winnipeg Jets, led the Ams’ defence corps in scoring with 12 goals and 38 points last season, and is expected to equal or better those numbers this season. http://www.whl.ca/article/2012-13-wh...erence-preview
Forwards: Overager Cody McNaughton will also be counted on heavily to energize Guelph's offence this season with support from veterans like Ryan Horvat and Scott Kosmachuk. First round pick Robert Fabbri was impressive in camp and is already earning the confidence of his teammates and coaches.
Key Returnee: When Mark Scheifele made a late return to the Colts lineup from the Winnipeg Jets last October, he went on an offensive tear that was a huge boost for the rebuilding squad. This year, he should be a dominant force in the Eastern Conference unless he gets another chance with the Jets.
Behind the Bench: Dale Hawerchuk helped the Colts become one of the biggest surprises in the OHL when they made great strides forward last year in his second season behind the bench. He will be hoping to build off of that again this year. http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/a...preview/127187
Lowry: to prove the start of last season wasn't a fluke. I'd like to see him pull a full season this year. He's expected to be on the top line and lots of PP and PK.
Sutter: maybe take a few less penalties and get some PP time since he'll be on the top line this year and not the checking line. I don't expect the kid to be top6 for the Jets but I'd really love for him to turn out to be a puck/game controlling checking centre who can be dangerously offensively. Also hope he gets on the WJC team for the bottom 6 role.
Scheifele: continue better his skating and playing a bigger game... and a year at WJC to shutup all the naysayers. Obviously he'll be on the top line, PP and PK while refining his game even further.
Kosmachuk: most saw this kid to be a late 1st rounder but fell to us in the third. If he can start to show he deserved to be a first rounder he could be a Telegin like steal. Most fans also expect Kosma to be on the top line.
Brassard: he's expected to be on the top line this year so hopefully he can improve his offensive game and look to be better than just a depth forward (our right wing prospect pool is in desperate need!!).
Yuen: see in dictionary the word dominate (our left D is just as bad or worse than our RW situation). He'll be on the first pairing again this year.
Olsen: don't know much about the kid but his points weren't bad from a bottom6 in the WHL standpoint. Hopefully he'll get top6 minutes, secondary PP and some PK this year to refine his game with more experience. I don't think he'll be more than a depth forward but if we luck out then we luck out.
Question - Who is captain of the Colts if not Scheifele? I realize that I don't know the behind the scenes lockerroom stuff of the Colts, but from what I saw in the Canada / Russia series, how is Scheifele not the captain?
Notes from 5 minutes of highlights:
Ceci's skating stood out on his goal and his setup of another goal.
Monahan's hands stood out in his 1st goal, and his tip of another.