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09-23-2012, 10:01 AM
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I'll be taking mental notes, if not physical notes.

I'm going to be watching Brodin and Scandella like a hawk. And that first line with Granlund as well.

I want to pay real close attention to Coyle, as well, I wasn't remotely impressed with him at the earlier camp, so I'm hoping that he impresses.

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09-23-2012, 03:17 PM
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Jason Zucker is soooo dreamy...

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09-29-2012, 05:20 AM
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So... Is it Team Red or Team Green? Who'll score most points?

Team Red

Forwards

Nick Petersen
Kris Foucault
Brennan Vargas
Brett Bulmer
Chad Rau
Johan Larsson
David MCintyre
Josh Caron Ryley
Eric Lampe
Ryan Ginand

Defensemen

Sean Lorenz
Marco Scandella
Corbin Baldwin
Jonas Brodin
Chay Genoway
Tyler Cuma

Goaltenders

Matt Hackett
John Curry


Team Green

Forwards

Charlie Coyle
Jason Zucker
Jarod Palmer
Carson Mcmillan
Justin Fontaine
Rob Mignardi
Zack Phillips
Ryley Grantham
Joel Broda
Mikael Granlund

Defensemen

Drew Bagnall
Mike Montgomery
Kris Fredheim
Kyle Medvec
Brian Connelly
Colton Jobke
Steven Kampfer

Goaltenders

Mike Brodeur
Darcy Kuemper

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09-29-2012, 05:28 AM
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So... Is it Team Red or Team Green? Who'll score most points?

Team Red

Forwards

Nick Petersen
Kris Foucault
Brennan Vargas
Brett Bulmer
Chad Rau
Johan Larsson
David MCintyre
Josh Caron Ryley
Eric Lampe
Ryan Ginand

Defensemen

Sean Lorenz
Marco Scandella
Corbin Baldwin
Jonas Brodin
Chay Genoway
Tyler Cuma

Goaltenders

Matt Hackett
John Curry


Team Green

Forwards

Charlie Coyle
Jason Zucker
Jarod Palmer
Carson Mcmillan
Justin Fontaine
Rob Mignardi
Zack Phillips
Ryley Grantham
Joel Broda
Mikael Granlund

Defensemen

Drew Bagnall
Mike Montgomery
Kris Fredheim
Kyle Medvec
Brian Connelly
Colton Jobke
Steven Kampfer

Goaltenders

Mike Brodeur
Darcy Kuemper
team green should get more points since its built to score, while team red is built to try and stop granlund.

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09-29-2012, 08:41 AM
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Too bad Jon DiSalvatore isn't with the club this year. ... hard to lose your top scorer and captain.

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09-29-2012, 08:49 AM
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Too bad Jon DiSalvatore isn't with the club this year. ... hard to lose your top scorer and captain.
Not with the influx of talent. He likely would've been a 3rd or 4th liner.

I believe Torchetti referred to last year's top line and said "that could be our 4th line this year".

Edit: also, who else is going today? I am.

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09-29-2012, 11:09 AM
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09-29-2012, 11:10 AM
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09-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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Green up 1-0 at end of first. Phillips with nice defensive play, goes west to east over blue line, feeds it to Granlund on his left, and Granlund with beauty pass to Zucker in the middle who puts it into an empty net.

With that said, I thought the Larsson/Bulmer/Foucault was the most consistent. Bulmer did not look good on the powerplay though. Definitely the best transition line out there. But, credit goes to Brodin and Scandella since they are easily the best D out there.

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09-29-2012, 11:44 AM
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Phillips looked great, guy moves around really well, kind if surprised at his two-way game.

Larsson looks great as well.

Brodin and Scandella together have looked great, very calm.

Coyle still hasn't really impressed me, doesn't use his body and doesn't seem to ever be where he should be.

Zucker and Granlund looked pretty good together, but both were trying to be too pretty.

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09-29-2012, 11:52 AM
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Players I've been impressed with:

Phillips - I've always been the big Phillips supporter, and he really made that goal.

Brodin - He's been great, even getting involved on the offensive end with rushes and pinches.

Rau - I've only noticed him once, but he's been relentless in his work around the ice.

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Anybody got a direct link to the stream?

edit: got it.

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09-29-2012, 11:57 AM
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09-29-2012, 12:13 PM
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Brodin is really, really good. Just so smooth. Can't wait to see him on the Wild (******* lockout).

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09-29-2012, 12:22 PM
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Few notes,

Not much physical play on anyone's part, as expected (it's a team scrim). Bulmer and Coyle don't play/showcase their games when it's like that.

Granlund has improved his skating, and so has Phillips. I'm actually very happy with how Phillips looked.

Brodin is a BEAST on defense, and he was, like the rest, taking it easy. If there is a season, he will be on the Wild roster.

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09-29-2012, 12:36 PM
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Aw, I thought this started at noon. Only caught the second half.
  • Brodin looked great - did lots of small nuance moves that made a difference. He's been working on this spin move which allows him to get away from defenders; this skill will be extremely valuable to Brodin while playing on North American ice.
  • Zucker was hungry for goals today. Extremely accurate shot.
  • Coyle forechecked pretty well. He needs to utilize his strength more often because the size advantage he's grown accustomed to is pretty much gone.

My 3 Stars:
1.) Zucker
2.) Brodin
3.) Kuemper

Brodin was the best player on the ice all night. So excited for this kid.


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09-29-2012, 12:39 PM
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I'd like to see someone other than Foucault with Larsson and Bulmer.

Zucker is a goalscorer. Him with Granlund or Phillips is gonna be great.

I did not notice Coyle much (other than his great assist). I think he plays a cycle game and we did not see a lot of that.

Can't express enough how awesome Brodin was. Keeps the puck in, makes a great first pass EVERY time. Scandella looked good but he even had a hard time keeping up with Brodin as far as anticipation, passing, and positioning.

I am biased regarding Larsson but I just love his whole game. Good on the boards, good through the neutral zone, good defensively, etc.

Bozak tweeted about Cuma and he was dead right. Bits of Cuma looked pretty good. He looked mobile, sound defensively, and had some great first passes out of the zone. But then there are other times where he coughs up the puck and looks lost.

I like Bulmer's game. I thought he tried to do too much at times and did not distribute the puck when he had the chance. Still, his progression has been great.

I thought Phillips played an extremely intelligent game. His IQ was evident and his skating looked fine. He will have some growing pains as far as some turnovers when he tries to create too much but he just makes smart plays and has a lot of skill.

Even though Zucker scored the two goals, I still cannot believe how easy Brodin makes it look. I could watch him skate all day long.

Can't wait for tomorrow.

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09-29-2012, 12:46 PM
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The moment the scrimmage stops my internet connection starts to work. Wow... just wow...

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09-29-2012, 12:54 PM
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I can't say enough about how great Brodin looked. Some other little notes:

Granlund is not afraid to shoot. While everyone (except Zucker) overpassed, Granlund seemed willing to take the shot.

That tryout guy Greenlay was salivating over seemed like a player.

Kampfer wasn't on the Brodin and Scandella level, but he seemed like green's best defenseman (as he should have).

Zucker. That's really all that needs to be said there.

Kuemper looked good, and seemed great at handling the puck. However, it seemed to me he played it outside the trapezoid a few times, or at least very near to.

Hackett said he worked on his puck handling in the offseason and it seems a bit improved. He certainly needed the work there.

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09-29-2012, 01:05 PM
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I just missed the stream

Anyway it sounds like Brodin was great
Zucker scored some more goals
Phillips has skills

I feel like we know Granlund is great so we just skip over him like yea he was good but he is supposed to be because he such a highly touted prospect.
How did Granlund do?

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Anyway it sounds like Brodin was great
Zucker scored some more goals
Phillips has skills

I feel like we know Granlund is great so we just skip over him like yea he was good but he is supposed to be because he such a highly touted prospect.
How did Granlund do?
Granlund played well. He was the most consistent and skilled forward on the ice. You can tell he is always a step or two ahead in his mind than everyone else. Comes so naturally to him. Made a sick play to set up Zucker's first.

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09-29-2012, 04:14 PM
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I'm getting the vibe that Brodin did pretty good.

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09-29-2012, 05:04 PM
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In the interview with Walz after the game, he said Brodin was by far the best player on the ice

and that it wasn't even close


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09-29-2012, 06:56 PM
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As much as this lockout sucks, hearing the reviews about these guys helps so much so that this will be the one good thing to come out of this lockout. Some sound pretty dang close to NHL ready, and putting them all together on the same team for a year in the AHL would be freaking awesome for them! I truly think Granlund is gonna need some time to adjust over here. And as good as he could potentially be, he still has things to learn. People have placed such high expectations on the kid that it could backfire. It'd suck to have him start with the Wild, struggle, and then be sent down only to have his confidence lowered. This situation is perfect for him. They still need some polishing and lessons learned, and learning them together will payoff big time. Not long ago we barely had one decent prospect who would be rushed onto the team with the big boys. Now the shelves are filling up, Fletch hasn't pulled the trigger to throw any of them to the wolves, and due to an unfortunate lockout....these kids are going to take the next step to the AHL rather than skipping a grade to play with the Wild. They'll be a better, more experienced tight knit group this time next year.


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