Day 1 Thoughts Veterans

Sitting and trying to figure out who is who is hard enough for the rookies but when it comes to the veterans I was able to pick out quite a few players and have a few quick thoughts. I will definitely have a better grasp at what we are looking at the end of the day today.

Brandon Davidson - still as steady/rock-solid as he has been, looked like he has gained some size

Lyndon Martell - still doesn't have the wheels but man his knack around the net is pretty crazy

Jordan Weal - is still Jordan Weal

Trent Oullette - seems to have gotten a bit faster and has looked good on a line with Weal

Mikael Jung - is showing that he deserves some consideration to be playing on a top line, the kid can snipe

Jack Rodewald - looks like he has grown a bit, looking more like a power forward this year

Andrew Rieder - haven't really noticed anything fancy from him, just a bunch of grit

Michael Sagen - reminds me of a left handed shooting Rodewald (maybe not as fast)

Art Bidlevskii - looked a bit rusty early on but picked up his physical side of the game in the second scrimmage

Landon Peel - is back and doesn't look like he's grown any but his skills haven't changed, for his size he's very good

Brandon Underwood - is a large individual and is definitely here for the rough and tumble aspect, took a few point shots and I must admit that they were on target and most resulted in scoring opportunities

Garrett Mitchell - is Garrett Mitchell

Tanner Olstad - still tiny, still fast, still can skate, he's going to have a great season

Dominik Volek - has some great stickhandling abilities, had a pretty nasty shot and looks to be playing centre

Lane Scheidl - I'm glad he's getting a full training camp, from what I've seen last year and so far this camp (I know it's early) he's going to be a point producer

Chandler Stephenson - seems faster and has a good shot, I hope he gets tons of ice. The kid is skilled

Dyson Stevenson - elusive, and has some underrated speed and has a really good shot

Tyler Borstmayer - looks like he has put on some weight. I'm not sure if that translates into being faster but he did look good at times during both scrimmages

Brody Luhning - I know he's not a "veteran" but I think he's a decent defenceman. He is a WHL veteran and could help out with the kids on the Pats staff, he's not very big but looks like he can move the puck really well

I know I missed a few veterans, I hope to get to them today.

Day 2 coming up soon!
on August 26, 2011 by Kevin Shaw |