Penspal wrote:I read a funny article about how some teams are posting almost play by play from the rookie camps. I'm going to see if I can find it... basically makes fun of those hard core fans who might know a little too much about guys who won't ever go beyond a rookie camp.
Florida is currently doing their camp and I've seen a few blogger friends I follow posting updates from there as well. Makes me wonder what we would've read and seen had prospect camps and 24/7 social media been a regular thing back when guys like Morozov, Dome and Kraft were among the prospect base.
It probably speaks volumes about the fanbase when you consider that there will probably be several thousand in attendance when the Pens have their prospect scrimmage. I think from that standpoint, the coverage is a good thing, especially when NHL Draft excitement is often tempered by the fact that many fans have no familiarity with these kids.
That said, there isn't a fanbase that seems to lose sight of realistic expectations quicker than Pens fans do, so I think it's always important to remember that these are kids competing against their peers and not NHL regulars. I keep thinking back to last year on Twitter when seemingly half the fans I follow had Eric Hartzell ready to supplant Fleury last summer.