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2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby netwolf on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:52 pm

...is up: http://letsgopens.com/camp_reports.php?id=72

Questions, comments, or general abuse is welcome. 8-)
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Re: 2012 Development Camp Report...

Postby meecrofilm on Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:56 pm

Good stuff as always. Glad to hear Bennett's shot hasn't suffered any after his wrist injury.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby topshelf on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Great work!
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Streaks House on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:48 pm

netwolf wrote:...is up: http://letsgopens.com/camp_reports.php?id=72

Questions, comments, or general abuse is welcome. 8-)


Great stuff as always Netwolf. After two days, which players have been most impressive/disappointing based on your expectations for them going in to development camp?
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby netwolf on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:49 pm

It's only been two days, but I would have thought I'd have noticed Pouliot and Maatta more just because of the pedigree. I'd stop short of using the disappointment tag though. It's a summer development camp, and despite their draft position, they're also among the youngest, least experienced guys here and defense is a tough position to learn. I don't read too much into either showing to this point.

Have loved what I've seen from Marcantuoni so far, but I have to qualify that by admitting he's among my favorite prospects. I hadn't seen a ton out of him before the draft, but knew he was considered a 1st rounder at one point, and that his speed was top notch and has the drive to match. I was hoping the Pens would nab him in the 2nd, then with either 3rd. When they pulled the trigger in the 4th, I was thrilled. I don't know how he'll end up developing, but the tools are there. If he can stay healthy, Pens could have a steal on their hands.

Kenny Agostino's one to keep an eye on. He's bigger than I remember, and is pretty good at protecting the puck and has good hands around the net.

Alex Velischek has been pretty good. I kept thinking he was a forward yesterday because of how he was skating and carrying the puck. Didn't look bad in defending the 1 on 1s today either.

Morrow's been good, but after last year, that's not a surprise. Same with Despres and Bennett, though it's good to see Beau was able to pack on some muscle and that he appears to be fully recovered from that injury.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby steelhammer on Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:56 pm

Has Zlobin done anything other than take a hard check? Is Wilson even there?
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby netwolf on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:10 pm

Both are there, but neither one's jumped out at me through 2 days. When I watch these things, I try to take in everything and see who grab my attention. If I don't notice someone, it could be other guys were just better, I was looking elsewhere, they had an off day, maybe their game is better suited to game conditions, or any number of other things. Me not noticing a guy much isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby DelPen on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:36 pm

The giant guy, what's his deal? He's here on a try-out, right? Is he worth signing at this point to a 2-way?
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Mosby on Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:53 pm

netwolf wrote:...is up: http://letsgopens.com/camp_reports.php?id=72

Questions, comments, or general abuse is welcome. 8-)


Please post the updated height and weight numbers :fist:
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby HockeyDaddy on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:09 am

Awesome report, netwolf. I have to go out of town this weekend and will miss the open sessions. Your reports are both helping to ease the blow of missing this camp and making it more difficult to leave!
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:37 am

omg teh Pooliot is a bust!!!!!!!1
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:39 am

So why did Marcantuoni drop this far?
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby sil on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:10 am

Gaucho wrote:So why did Marcantuoni drop this far?


Injury and inconsistency. If he was really a "sure thing" (and don't get me wrong, he has a good shot to be an NHL'er) he would've been taken in the 2nd/3rd round if based only on injury concerns.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:23 am

In any case, he's just another example why scouting and drafting is an inexact science.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby sil on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:24 am

Gaucho wrote:In any case, he's just another example why scouting and drafting is an inexact science.


Yup.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Penspal on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:30 am

DelPen wrote:The giant guy, what's his deal? He's here on a try-out, right? Is he worth signing at this point to a 2-way?


According to the Pens website article about camp invitees, dman Andrej Sustr is an Unrestricted Free Agent. link here http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=637301

I've seen it mentioned a few times that he was signed, but I think that's a mistake. Can anyone clarify if they have a different source?

Netwolf, Day 2 report was as awesome as Day 1. Your a lucky dude to be doing what you enjoy and thrilling all of us by doing it!
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:32 am

I've read somewhere that about 20 NHL teams were interested in Sustr. Not sure how accurate that is.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Geezer on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:36 am

sil wrote:
Gaucho wrote:In any case, he's just another example why scouting and drafting is an inexact science.


Yup.

Read a quote from a scout who compared drafting 18 year olds to be future NHL players with going to a high school and trying to pick future doctors from 10th graders
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby praxitas on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:45 am

Geezer wrote:Read a quote from a scout who compared drafting 18 year olds to be future NHL players with going to a high school and trying to pick future doctors from 10th graders


What is so hard about that?

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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:45 am

Gaucho wrote:I've read somewhere that about 20 NHL teams were interested in Sustr. Not sure how accurate that is.


Think he went to the Rangers' camp a year ago. At either rate, he's not close to being a secret.

Edit: Here you go http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1192452/index.htm
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby DelPen on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:27 am

I'll be very interested to see how Sustr does in the power skating today.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Three Stars on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:33 am

Geezer wrote:
sil wrote:
Gaucho wrote:In any case, he's just another example why scouting and drafting is an inexact science.


Yup.

Read a quote from a scout who compared drafting 18 year olds to be future NHL players with going to a high school and trying to pick future doctors from 10th graders


That's how it was for me. :pop:
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Luckybreak on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:09 pm

Thanks Netwolf. I love Billy G, what an awesome character to have around the young guys!
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby Mongoose87 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:42 pm

Geezer wrote:
sil wrote:
Gaucho wrote:In any case, he's just another example why scouting and drafting is an inexact science.


Yup.

Read a quote from a scout who compared drafting 18 year olds to be future NHL players with going to a high school and trying to pick future doctors from 10th graders

A young man still has a ton of non-height growth and mental development ahead of him at drafting age. I sometimes wish the NHL draft was more like the NFL's.
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Re: 2012 Development Camp, Day 2 Report...

Postby IanMoran on Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:23 pm

Three Stars wrote:
Geezer wrote:
sil wrote:
Gaucho wrote:In any case, he's just another example why scouting and drafting is an inexact science.


Yup.

Read a quote from a scout who compared drafting 18 year olds to be future NHL players with going to a high school and trying to pick future doctors from 10th graders


That's how it was for me. :pop:

That'd actually be almost a direct comparison imho (which is just wild speculation). At 18 you can make decent guesses on who is intelligent / will be successful in life and who won't. In my HS class though there's surprises of kids who ended up doing really well that wouldn't have expected and vice versa lol
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