Saturday, September 19, 2009

Training Camp Notes: September 19

Atlanta – Zach Bogosian (D) – This sophomore is coming off a strong second half last season after he broke his leg earlier on in the season. An important piece of Atlanta’s future, Bogosian logged an enormous 31:16 minutes seeing time on the powerplay and in short-handed situations. This kid will be a monster this year.

Tampa – Victor Hedman (D) – The second overall draft pick skated in his second pre-season game. In his first 2 games in the NHL Hedman has averaged 27 minutes of ice-time and has played in all situations. He has not tallied a point yet, but that will come in time.

Detroit – Ville Leino (LW) – The talented Finn should be a lock this year with Detroit. The only question is which line will he play on? Leino had 2 assists last night in 15:56 minutes of ice-time and will only gain confidence the more he plays.

Colorado - Matt Duchene (C) – Hitting the score sheet last night, Duchene was arguably the best player on the Avalanche. Duchene scored 1 goal and assisted on another and played 3:11 on the powerplay. He is a bright spot on a rather dim Avalache team.

St. Louis – Erik Johnson (D) – His recovery has seemed to come full circle as Johnson played in his first game last night. With 1 assist, Johnson logged 20:06 minutes of ice-time, had 3 shots and was +2. Look for his minutes to increase once the season starts.

Edmonton – Mike Comrie (C) – What a home coming for Comrie. Feared that he would be booed once he stepped on the ice, fans were chanting Comrie’s name after his 4 assist night. His totals will come down to earth once the season starts but keep an eye on the waiver wire for him.

Anaheim – Luca Sbisa (D) – The young d-man was a part of the Pronger trade at the draft and is fighting for a spot with the Ducks. In 23:54 minutes of ice-time, Sbisa scored a goal, an assist, +2, 2 PIMs, and 2 shots on goal. He also played 4:51 minutes on the powerplay.

Vancounver – Henrik Sedin (C), Daniel Sedin (LW), Cody Hodgson (C), Sergei Shirokov (RW) – The Sedins continued their scoring by beating up the Sharks. Henrik had 2 goals and 2 assists in the game, while Daniel scored 1 goal and had 2 helpers. Hodgson also scored a goal and had 12 PIMs in only 7:22 minutes of ice-time. Shirokov played wing with the Sedins and helped his cause to stay with the Canucks by getting two assists. Keep an eye on him, if he makes the club he will be a sleeper in all drafts.


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