I would love to get a chance to see any Kings games or development camps The closest NHL game I can get to see this year is a preseason game between Ottawa and the Panthers. Other than that, the closest team to me is the Canadiens (about a 15-17 hr drive away).
"Group A, dark team that had early practice, manhandled Group B (rosters did get changed).
I think the final score was 5-1.
Bernier had 2 scored on him, Berube had 3 scored on him.
Zatkoff pitched a shutout and Jones let in 1.
Best goal - Brandon Kozun, roofed an amazing backhand past Berube who didn't even know it was in the net. it was SICK.
Best hit - #73 on the dark team (still unsure who he was) rocked the living daylights out of Garrett Roe with about 6 minutes to go. Garrett didn't get back on the ice after that and had a trainer looking after him on the bench.
Czarnik had a really nice couple of shifts where he was everywhere on the ice, but then had a couple of shifts where he was coughing up the puck with some bad passing. That being said, big effort on his part really showed through. He was constantly buzzing around the goal and positionally was strong.
I don't know who was sitting in front of me, but he noted that Azevedo was +4 with a goal and an assist.
Teubert is a beast. people bouncing off of him left and right.
Ben Shutron (invitee) scored on the only penalty shot awarded.
Hickey looks small out there, but man can that kid play. he plays a foot taller than he is from a positioning standpoint, as well as leveraging his low center of gravity when bodying up against other guys around the net.
Brayden Schenn made a couple of nice moves, has nice vision and really good patience.
Kyle Clifford looked solid as well. Went up against Teubert a few times and held his ground. He definitely can use his big body out there."
best line was the Pelech-Czarnik-King line. i think they were one of the biggest line(sizewise) out there. Hickey was partnered with Gudas the whole game. Hickey can skate and play a good defensive game but like TonySCV said, its gona be hard seeing him get pushed around by Holmstrom and Iginla etc... I was kinda intrigued to find out that Czarnik was invited to Team USA's tryouts, but after seeing him play, i can see why. He has decent size, skates well and he knows what to do with the puck. another big guy that got some attention from the kings brass was Wudrick. They (Robitaille, Emerson and some other guy) were saying that he has the look of a power forward and i wont be surprise if they give him a long look at training camp. also, someone mentioned that Voinov was injured. Yes, he is. apparently he had shoulder surgery over the summer. he was there watching. Loktionov was not there either and like the other poster said, i dont know where he was either. Schenn was okay. nothing spectacular yet. he got knocked on his ass 2x. 1st by Teubert then by Elkins. i agree that the best goal was by Kozun. he roofed it, stickside. No one really stuck out too much. maybe Hickey, Czarnick and Wudrick. Tuebert will prolly be a 2nd pairing or even a 3rd. he does seem like he has improve on his defensive positioning. the goalies are ok. nothing really to see there. i think Bernier is getting bored with this dev. camps. its his 3rd or 4th??? no pix because they move to fast and my digicam cant keep up. ill try again tom.