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09-13-2008, 07:06 PM
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Prospect Camp Observations

Howdy all,

Can anybody give us Kings fans from far away an update about what went on today? I know that there's some stuff over in the Doughty thread, but it'd be nice to have some of those awesome long-winded, point by point observations that allow people like me the luxury of talking about the prospects as if I actually had some first hand knowledge of them as a group.

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Howdy all,

Can anybody give us Kings fans from far away an update about what went on today? I know that there's some stuff over in the Doughty thread, but it'd be nice to have some of those awesome long-winded, point by point observations that allow people like me the luxury of talking about the prospects as if I actually had some first hand knowledge of them as a group.

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Voinov and Legault.

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Ask about a player and i'll do my best.
I'd like to know about:

84 -- Azevedo, Justin -- Center
45 -- Bernier, Jonathan -- Goaltender
55 -- Cameron, Bryan -- Right Wing
81 -- Campbell, Andrew -- Defenseman
72 -- D'Orazio, Mike* -- Defenseman
80 -- Doughty, Drew -- Defenseman
44 -- Drewiske, Davis -- Defenseman
77 -- Fillier, Matt -- Left Wing
37 -- Hickey, Thomas -- Defenseman
50 -- Holloway, Bud -- Right Wing
64 -- Kidd, Josh -- Defenseman
74 -- King, Dwight -- Left Wing
83 -- Legault, Olivier* -- Left Wing
48 -- Loktionov, Andrei -- Center
53 -- Martinez, Alec -- Defenseman
51 -- Moller, Oscar -- Center
75 -- Rowat, Linden -- Goaltender
57 -- Simmonds, Wayne -- Right Wing
79 -- Teubert, Colten -- Defenseman
76 -- Voynov, Viatcheslav -- Defenseman
82 -- Wudrick, Geordie -- Left Wing
36 -- Zatkoff, Jeff -- Goaltender



OK seriously I'd like to know how Martinez, Moller and Doughty did.

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as well maybe some of the forwards, such as Simmonds, Lewis, Cliche, Moller.

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Ok from top to bottom. Voinov is going to be awesome as soon as he fills out. I heard quite a few fans there asking who number 76 was if that says anything. He just seems to do everything right and i'd imagine language barrier out there would make it tough. He's the guy nobody talks about but may turn out to be one of the better defensive prospects. He and Loktionov look like the Grebeshkov twins without the zits.
Legault is awkward so no dice on him. Couldn't really keep up and minus the fisticuffs which we won't see until the Phoenix game I wouldn't really know where to place him. Other than no-chance!

Martinez just went through the motions and didn't do anything high end. Most of these practices you can't really tell anything. He may just be a really poised guy out there and doesn't do anything that he doesn't have to.

Moller was probably one of the best forwards out there along with Simmonds who was by far the best regardless of the goal.
It also looks like Simmonds added some width to that scrawny frame. I look forward to the days when he drops the gloves with Avery and i'm imagining soon.
The other forward who really caught my eye was Dravecky. He worked his hole off and his passes were real crisp. He doesn't have the big name but he was really, really good today.

Doughty didn't really get my attention until the scrimmage. His first few shifts I thought he was over-doing it with his rushes. But he has the work ethic and the speed to get back. But the NHL will skin him alive if he tries some of that stuff. But like I said once he starts moving other guys just look like pylons.

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as well maybe some of the forwards, such as Simmonds, Lewis, Cliche, Moller.

Didn't notice Cliche out there. Not saying that's a bad thing.

As for Lewis I can see him being a bottom six guy that has good speed and more of a defensive specialist. Don't know if he'll ever make it though.

But I don't know ****!

The practices are hard to guage in comparison to game like situations. I'm sure Chartrand was a coach's dream at practices but practice players and game players are two different things in my book.

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I'll bite:

Hickey, Teubert, Bernier, Wudrick please.

Thanks ahead of time,

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Thanks a lot, these recaps are much appreciated.

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Didn't notice Cliche out there. Not saying that's a bad thing.

As for Lewis I can see him being a bottom six guy that has good speed and more of a defensive specialist. Don't know if he'll ever make it though.

But I don't know ****!

The practices are hard to guage in comparison to game like situations. I'm sure Chartrand was a coach's dream at practices but practice players and game players are two different things in my book.

Thanks for the recap. Good stuff. I think most know how to keep this all in perspective. Just good to get first hand observations.

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Doughty had two good hits on Meckler, and then Meckler paid him back. They were going at it all day. Azcevedo was the odd man out today. don't know why. He had his own yellow jersey during practice and didn't play on any particular line. Did not play during the scrimmage.

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Doughty had two good hits on Meckler, and then Meckler paid him back. They were going at it all day. Azcevedo was the odd man out today. don't know why. He had his own yellow jersey during practice and didn't play on any particular line. Did not play during the scrimmage.
Isn't he still hurt?

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Isn't he still hurt?
OH maybe that was why he was in "don't hit me" yellow... he just shadowed the lines all day and did not play in the scrimmage.

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It seemed to me that black team was stacked. They had Doughty, Teubert, Moller, and Simmonds. Purple team had Hickey and Bernier. Doughty and Teubert played as a pair for most of 1st half, and they looked really good together. They shut down the purple team most of the time, and held the puck in the offensive zone really well. Good crisp passing and lots of breakouts from them.
After seeing Doughty today, I don't have any fear about his defensive play. His defensive play was fantastic. Teubert had a really good hipcheck along the boards, was solid positionally, and even took a couple of shots from the point.

I was standing near the glass, and Bernier was on the opposite side, so I didn't get to see him very well, but black won the scrimmage 1 to nothing. It wasn't Bernier that was scored on. I think it was invitee Martin Jones.

Martinez wasn't too impressive today. He made a bad pass, but that was the only thing that stood out good or bad. I've heard some stuff about how he might be able to stay on the roster this season, but I don't see that happening. As least to my untrained eye based on one day of a rookie training camp.

Because of where I was standing I didn't get to see too much of the black teams forwards. They were always skating away from me. Simmonds was pretty physical in the defensive zone though. A surprise was Richard Clune. He had me looking at the roster a few times. Good energy, decent skater, and not afraid to crash the net. He seems like a better player than his 57 games, 4 goals, 14 assists, and 178 penalty minutes last year indicates. Dravecky looked ok, had a few shots and a good move or two.
About Legault, whom lakings41 mentioned, he has 9 points and 178 penalty minutes last year, so...

Hickey is a really smooth skater. Really, really smooth. He can hold the puck and make a really good pass. The problem is that his team wasn't quite as good as he was. I'm interested to see what he can do in the regular training camp. We have decent depth at forward, but the top tier talent is definitely on the defensive side. If Purcell or Boyle were there, I think the we could get a better sense of things.

I won't make it tomorrow or Sunday, so someone let us know if anyone takes a step back or forward. Other than that, i got nothing.

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I'm planning to go tomorrow morning, at least to the scrimmage. Any requests for players to watch/scout?

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I'm planning to go tomorrow morning, at least to the scrimmage. Any requests for players to watch/scout?
Purcell - Moulson - Zattkoff - Teubert please

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I'm planning to go tomorrow morning, at least to the scrimmage. Any requests for players to watch/scout?
There's no scrimmage tomorrow.

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Purcell - Moulson - Zattkoff - Teubert please
The first two aren't involved with the prospects camp.

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There's no scrimmage tomorrow.
BUUUUUURN!!!!

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There's no scrimmage tomorrow.
Why not?

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The players will practice from 9:15-10:30 a.m., then scrimmage from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The schedule is the same for Sunday and Monday, except that Sunday's scrimmage lasts 15 minutes longer.

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Dave Meckler lead the Monarchs in ES goals last season...

Great guy with an incredible work ethic...

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I'm planning to go tomorrow morning, at least to the scrimmage. Any requests for players to watch/scout?
I would say in respect to Defense, i would appreciate any further reports on Doughty, Hickey, Teubert, and Voinov or is it Voynov?. It would be good to see how Martinez progresses through camp.

In respect to forwards, it sounds like Moller, Simmonds, and Clune had good first days. I would also like to hear more about Loktionov and Meckler, and Holloway.

Of course it is good to hear from you guys about any standouts in your mind etc.


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Hey guys! Got a question about a rookie here, can anyone give me some reports on how Michael D'Orazio played? He's my friend's brother so I'm a bit curious to keep tabs on his progress.

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