Daniel Pribyl and Alexander Avtsin are magicians with the puck. Danny Kristo has explosive acceleration. Nathan Beaulieu is very smooth. Brendan Gallagher‘s switch goes ‘ON’ the moment his skates touch the ice.
And there were a few initial impressions that we will keep our eyes on:
Patrick Holland may be a better skater than advertised. Darren Dietz looks much more confident this year. Aaron Dell turned heads with his goaltending at least year’s camp but may be challenged this year by Brandon Maxwell. Cody Reichard looked competent in goal with a good glove hand despite his try-out status.
If this team had a captain, it would be Jarred Tinordi, hands down. Solid leadership qualities.
I really quite like this Pribyl character. It's good to hear about him doing well in drills, as I got a chance to watch him in game this year. He's clearly got in game intelligence to apply his skills. Just watching him in warm ups he's got eyes on the back of his head.
A bit unfortunate that he won't be in hamilton until 2013-2014, but overall I think it could be for the best.
Yeah i was hoping Berger would look good in his first year in Hamilton cause some of the OHL fans were praising him both as a fighter than a defensive forward who could score some goals. I was disapointed to see he didn't perform that well in the A.
Reading that article makes me hope he just needs more time to adapt to the pro game. We need big physical guys like him.