Sounds like Honzik is eligible for the Czech team, none of that contract dispute bullpucky like Polasek had.
I've always wondered if McNally would get a sniff, I didn't know how much chance guys outside the NTDP got to make the team.
Oh I see, I assumed Honzik had the same issues with Polasek. That is good to see. 3 players then? Maybe Jonathon Iilahti, the Finish goaltender we drafted from last year will make it as a backup, but I doubt it. He was the third goalie last year though, so there is a chance.
Ian Saab told everyone on his facebook, which got word out to SJS writers thus the tweet i linked. Also confirmed on the SJS forum.
The goalie was confirmed in the article linked and also confirmed on the SJS forum. Also, as per the forum, he announced it on his personal twitter as well.
Social Media these days...
Ah, I see. I am behind the times so I'm reliant on HF Vancouver to get my fix.
Originally Posted by thefeebster
Wish it it were more common to invite guys from Sweden.. Komarek or Bjorklund would be great. But from past invites of ours and other teams, doesn't look likely. Probably just too much $$.
I'm curious... are we actually allowed to invite these guys who were passed over to the prospects camp in July? Even if it were to cost quite a bit of money I could see Aquilini being willing to pay for it. We all saw how passionate he is about winning (to the point of firing F bombs at the media right after game 7).
Anything to make the team better and increase our chances of winning it all, I think he'd give strong consideration to. Or if not in July, are they eligible for training camp invites?
the Giants selected Jonathan Iilahti in the Import Draft.
I think thats pretty cool, get to see how he does in the WHL. I would think the Canucks talked to the Giants about him, always nice to have a good, and respected, WHL franchise where you can get a good look at prospects.
Another BCB super sleeper. Passed over last year and ignored this year because he of his size and the league he plays in, Laleggia has quietly developed into one of the three or four most offensively-skilled draft-eligible defensemen in North America. Very smooth skating stride, a cannon of a shot from the point (especially for a guy his size), and he got a bunch of his assists on goals scored off of rebounds he created with that wicked shot. A puck-rusher – which are few and far between in this draft – Laleggia distributes the puck really well and excels at sneaking into the slot undetected and setting himself up for the one-timer. It’s also hard to describe him as an offensive defenseman because Laleggia was Penticton’s shutdown D for two seasons, and played on the first pairing at even strength, on the PP and on the PK. Excellent gap control, very good lateral mobility, very solid backskater and uses his excellent hockey sense to break up passing lanes and create turnovers. Very popular with his teammates and in the community. He’s not big, he’s not physical and he played in the BCHL. Projects as a 2nd pairing D and PP QB at the NHL level, though he could very well be more than that. Headed to Denver University this fall. Link
thanks feebster, Laleggia sounds very intriguing! Sounds like a great find.. hopefully Laleggia forces Gillis in to offering him a contract this camp. I assume Blomstrand wasn't taken in the import draft?