I'm surprised to see Fehr cut. He is scoring like mad in Brandon. Not only did I think he would make the team, but I thought he'd have a pretty big role too. Oh well.
I had a conversation with a season ticket holder in Brandon and he had some very uncomplimentary things to say about Eric Fehr regarding his lack of toughness (he described him as "bluff tough" who doesn't mix it up unless he's surrounded by his teammates in a scrum). I found the comments somewhat puzzling because he has been putting up great numbers at the WHL level.
My guess as to why Fehr was cut had to do with him in competition with Brent Burns for the same kind of spot. I would say they play a similar styled game (similar size too) and Burns is just that much better (plus NHL experience).
So now that they have made their first cuts, how many more players do they have to trim? Also, I am interested in how Tambellini has looked so far(I believe he has been invited to the camp).
Jeff looked very good today, scored on an amazing shot. The goal was very Sakic like as he came down the wing at top speed and snaped it top corner in full stride. He forechecked hard and was very strong on the puck, created some chances for his linemates and backchecked hard as well. I thought he could of had at least a couple of assists if his linemates had played better. Overall i was very impressed with his play tonight.