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09-13-2009, 08:26 PM
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Clitsome continues to impress. He has some great offensive instincts.

Regner is going to be a name fans remember, if not this season, then next.

I've said before and I'll say it again, we have some great talent in the pipeline on defense. Scott has to decide if some of these guys are ready to play some minutes this season, or if he needs to bring in some more depth.

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09-13-2009, 08:32 PM
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http://bluejackets.nhl.tv/team/conso...d=701&id=46233

Recap of Day 1 from Blue Jackets TV

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09-13-2009, 08:43 PM
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1. Picard - Looked a little out-of-control, like he was pressing a little. Not the body language I was hoping for. It's a good thing today was only the first day of camp and not the last, because he's not making the team if he plays like that.
Kid was playing full on like he is sick and tired of not being an NHL player. He is looking like it is a mid-season game and he is hungry to finally score a goal. I am not sure if he is smart enough to be our 4th line center, but as a guy on that 4th line energy line he would be perfect. He is of limited skill but there is absolutely no shortage of effort. I give him full props for his presence in that game today (and not like the kind of praise you give a kid for peeing on the potty either, real props).

I forgot to mention Aulin, he looked very good. The line of Aulin, Jake and Voracek was loaded with skill, but the real standout on that line IMO was Jake.


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09-13-2009, 08:48 PM
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Strange. I couldn't disagree more about Picard though Skraut. Every time he was on the ice he was right in the middle of it. He was buzzing around everywhere and really looked like a veteran player taking charge. He even got under the skin of the ultimate agitator (Dorsett) and at one point, it looked as though they were going to square off but Picard just skated off. Dorsett looked back at him as he was going to the bench and gave him the stink eye.

The games were great fun. My observations from both games:

-The first game was really tightly played and the score was close.
-Brassard wants the puck all the time and he just finds people. He made Dorsett look like a 30 goal scorer today. That kid is special.
-see above RE: Picard
-Modin looked healthy and strong.
-Moore IS a great skater. The kid looks like he can skate as fast as he wants to. Right on top of the ice this guy.
-Roy was awful--gawd-awful. Slow, gets beat on the wall, doesn't seem like he can sort it out. Let's just hope it was first day rust...
-Voracek looks like a veteran player. He is markedly improved in size, poise and confidence with the puck. The guy was a standout.
-Filatov really tried at both ends. If/when he got batted around he just hung right in there. He scored a BEAUTY of a goal from and even better pass from Jake--batted it out of the air into the net. It was great.
-Pahlsson looked just average. Not really his type of game. RJ was the same.
-I thought Blunden and Sestito were both standouts. Sestito isn't the fastest skater in the world but is smart and has really good hands. Very physical. He makes Commodore look like an averaged sized player. The kid is huge.
-Blunden was strong on the puck and very physical. He seemed very aware and smart. I didn't see any laboring in his skating like Skraut did.
-Mayorov is fast and has loads of skill, but other than his move on the 2 on 1, he just doesn't really have a big chunk of the game.
-Plehkanov--I didn't really notice him much at all.
-I thought Legien really tried and was involved early in his game.
-the Russell Commodore pairing was a good one. I think it might be a keeper. I really liked how Russell was skating deep and trying to make things happen. I would rather see him do some of that than just skate like hell to the far blue line and then dump it like he has the last two years. He looks more confident.
-Dorsett was a standout. Working hard as usual and smart.
-Boll looked like he tried hard this summer and improved his puck skills. Made a nice steal which led to Sestito's goal.
-Calvert was very good and you can see how he would be a standout at a rookie tourney. He was very good. Makes plays, gets his nose dirty, works hard. Puck follows him around.

One guy that I caught my eye was Liffiton. Liffiton is an older player with experience overseas. He was a 63rd overall pick in Colorado in 2003...I liked what I saw of him today.

I don't think much needs to be said about Nash and Juice. As soon as they started to really play, it was game over. It didn't help that they shot on that poor little kid Tucker in the 2nd period. They owned the puck every time they were on the ice in the 2nd half of that game. Yes, Huselius hit the crossbar, but Nash DID score on his breakaway--(albeit on a jr. goalie ). Nash also hit a post.

The games were just a great idea. The owners were all really into it and were having fun with each other. Brass, Dorsett and Mason (and one or two others who I didn't know) came out and watched the 2nd game.

The 2nd game tomorrow is the championship game. Should be fun.
Thanks for the updates, hash, but I wonder what we can really learn from games such as this, I would imagine that this is for fun only, and that we can't make too much out of what players do in these games. These games are probably good for the owners, fans, and for the players to knock some of the rust off. More meaningful will be the preseason games

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09-13-2009, 08:53 PM
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http://bluejackets.nhl.tv/team/conso...d=701&id=46233

Recap of Day 1 from Blue Jackets TV
Thanks for the link. Its good to see the perspective of some players. I'm going to miss Moore when he goes to juniors.

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09-13-2009, 08:55 PM
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It would be cool if Voracek grew a nice porn 'stache too (if he's able to).
Do you remember his facial hair for the playoffs? I don't think he could achieve that, although it would be pretty spectacular to see!

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09-13-2009, 08:58 PM
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Thanks for the updates, hash, but I wonder what we can really learn from games such as this, I would imagine that this is for fun only, and that we can't make too much out of what players do in these games. These games are probably good for the owners, fans, and for the players to knock some of the rust off. More meaningful will be the preseason games
Oh, I think it is a pretty darn good start. EVERYONE is watching these kids...Howson, Hitch, the scouts who have scouted them, everyone. These guys are going out there to make the best impression they can.

Certainly it is a very small sample size, but it is a good start especially when the temperature gets cranked up. Make no mistake, by default, these guys don't want to lose so they will give it their best simply because of that.

I think it is a great way to start off camp, and the games vs. other NHL'ers and their prospects will help as well. The more you can see of a player in a competitive environment the better.

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09-13-2009, 09:05 PM
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I hate to single out one player as the "best" today, and I want to hold back most of my opinions until after tomorrow, but Garon was excellent today. No goals were scored against him, and he made every save look easy.

LaCosta was the second best goalie and I definitely feel he's better than Lalande at the moment.

I was impressed with a lot of our blueliners. If you ask me, Plekhanov is the darkhorse to make the team. Regner was also very good, and although he's small like Russell, he's more physical and threw out a couple big hits today. Sigalet looks like an NHL defenseman, making the right plays at the right time.

Klesla was a beast during the first half of the first game. As soon as I said to myself, "Klesla looks really good," he made a few simple mistakes, but you'll have that on Day 1. Overall, I look forward to seeing what he brings this year.

I feel like all of the forwards are slowly revving up their engines. Voracek had an insane cross-ice pass through a couple defenders but Aulin (I think) couldn't put the puck in the net. I'm very intrigued at the the thought of Filatov-Aulin-Voracek as a potential line in a pre-season game or two.


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09-13-2009, 09:53 PM
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I took over 250 pictures today. I have uploaded a few of them.























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Wow. Jake's gonna be giving Commie a run for his money with that hair if he keeps it all season.

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CBJNut, you just made my day. Thanks for the pics.

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aww ive missed the faces of my boys! thanks for taking pics CBJNut

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Anyone going to either of the games tomorrow? Obviously there won't be the crowd there was today with people going back to work and all. Just wondering.

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I absolutely cannot wait to see Jake, Brass and Filatov this year...Especially Jake. And I'd really love to get down their myself, as well.

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Got down there for most of the final game. It was a blast. Great showing by the fans to fill the place.

Did anyone else catch Commodore smash Filatov into the boards and then ride him to the ice?

Other observations/thoughts:

Voracek and Filatov both look bigger.
Sigalet is smaller than I thought. Skated and played well though.
Chimera was forcing things.
Modin looked healthy.
When he faced shots, Garon looked good. He is big in the net.
Aulin is clearly competing and trying to make an impression.
Juice was stickhandling around everyone.
Clitsome played pretty well.

Unfortunately I will not be able to make it during the week but will try again next weekend.

For anyone that was there for the first part, how did Picard look? I am pulling for him as a 4th line dark horse this camp.
I did, it happened right in front of me.

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Do you remember his facial hair for the playoffs? I don't think he could achieve that, although it would be pretty spectacular to see!
Look how long it took Rick to grow decent facial hair....

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A few videos from Sunday's training camp:






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How's Daniel Steiner looked so far?

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Strange. I couldn't disagree more about Picard though Skraut. Every time he was on the ice he was right in the middle of it. He was buzzing around everywhere and really looked like a veteran player taking charge. He even got under the skin of the ultimate agitator (Dorsett) and at one point, it looked as though they were going to square off but Picard just skated off. Dorsett looked back at him as he was going to the bench and gave him the stink eye.
That's why I'm glad other people were watching and making comments. I only said I didn't notice him. It's possible I was too busy typing out one of my many posts "live blogging" the event.

Glad to hear he did well for himself

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How's Daniel Steiner looked so far?
Thought he looked good, he played with a lot of heart. Not sure why I thought he looked like Mike Peca in the face with his semi-grizzled vet appearance. Caught myself thinking "Wow Peca has turned his intensity up a couple notches from last year" before realizing it was Steiner.

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He even got under the skin of the ultimate agitator (Dorsett) and at one point, it looked as though they were going to square off but Picard just skated off. Dorsett looked back at him as he was going to the bench and gave him the stink eye.

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Skraut, thanks so much for the PBP of Sunday. I really appreciate it.

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Thought he looked good, he played with a lot of heart. Not sure why I thought he looked like Mike Peca in the face with his semi-grizzled vet appearance. Caught myself thinking "Wow Peca has turned his intensity up a couple notches from last year" before realizing it was Steiner.
Thanks. I hope they offer him a contract. Although the team is pretty stacked and his chances are very slim, it would be awesome to see him play this year. How do you evaluate his chances of making the team out of training camp?

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(and not like the kind of praise you give a kid for peeing on the potty either, real props).
Wait a sec, hash, you mean Mom was jive'n me, too?

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Thanks for the pics and videos !! Thanks for update on player !! If it's possible, can I have some update about Tomas Kubalik #68 please ?

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