Tampa is quietly loading up on Russians. Don't like that Yzerman is trying to steal our market. Euro loving *******. We're supposed to be the Euro team in the Southeast! We let Carolina have the Finns, but Tampa moving in on our Russians is too far.
Travis Boyd, F- Another solid game and opportunistic goal from the unheralded forward from Hopkins, Minnesota. He's a darting, quick little guy with the shiftiness and smarts to make things happen at both ends. He's a better shooter than we thought, beating Vasilevski clean with a bullet from the slot, and he also has some creativity, as he scored the shorthanded goal against Slovakia by making the goalie commit and then just using his own speed and momentum to guide the puck into the open space the netminder vacated. It doesn't seem like much, but when you factor in the kind of natural feel it takes to make a play like that at top speed, you have to give the kid credit.
-- 5’9”, 150 lb. Travis Boyd of Minnetonka, Minn and Hopkins HS. Smart player. Sees the ice very well. Didn’t put up a lot of points here, but by the time he’s a senior in high school, we think he could be one of the top scorers in the state of Minnesota. (Red)
Old info obviously, but still provides a little insight.
Curious why Jeremy Boyce-Rotevall hasn't been selected.
GoldenGopherHky: Lucia on @washcaps pick Travis Boyd: “Travis is a skilled center. He sees the ice exceptionally well and is a tremendous playmaker. He is good on draws. He can play on the power play on the half wall and can kill penalties. I think as he adds strength that he will be able to play in any situation that we have going into the next few years.”