Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Training Camp Notes: September 23rd

Jakub Voracek (RW) & Nikita Filatov (LW) – CLB – The sophomore and rookie sensations teamed up last night against Boston and tallied 5 points between them. Voracek scored 1 goal and had 2 helpers, while Filatov had 2 assists in the contest. While Voracek has nailed a spot in the top six, Filatov should be an obvious choice to fill another hole and add secondary scoring to a team that needs it. Both players should be drafted in earlier rounds of keeper pools as they both possess great scoring potential.

Claude Giroux (RW) – PHI – The Flyers iced what appeared to be their final roster against a less powerful Red Wings club. Giroux finished the game with 2 assists, +3 in 14:30 minutes of ice-time. The Flyers have a very potent offense loaded with young snipers and a veteran defence that will add a valuable component to a strong team. If you can grab any top 9 Flyers in your pool you will be rewarded with a great season as they appear to be a team that should finish top 3 in their conference.

Jonathan Quick (G) – LAK – The NHL looked towards Kansas City as an untapped market that would be a possible destination for hockey in the future. With the beautiful Sprint Center vacant of any major sports teams, 9,972 fans showed up to watch the NY Islanders battle the LA Kings. Goaltender Jonathan Quick played the entire contest for the Kings and kicked away 17 shots to beat a weakened Islanders team that did not have John Tavares in the line-up. Quick is the number one guy on a young and improving Kings hockey team. He should get the majority of starts and have respectable numbers for the course of the season. He should be on your draft day list as a late round sleeper.


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