Begonnen von Sabres90, 14. Juni 2009, 16:05:55
ZitatBig is the overall impression I took from spending most of last week at Sabres Development Camp. Not the stature of the event, but the overall size of the Sabres prospects. Everybody knows Tyler Myers is big at 6-8, but he also has some muscle to him, hopes to add some more and should with maturity. New first round pick Zack Kassian, despite not skating due a foot injury, was imposing with his build and a handshake that has the potential to rival Jim Schoenfeld's (those who have locked mitts with Schony's right know what I mean). Marcus Foligno is just plain huge for a 17 year old, and extremely polite. Third-round pick Brayden McNabb is also imposing on skates for a young player and has more room to fill out. Those are the newbies."Old" prospects T.J. Brennan and Dennis Persson are not tiny on the blue line. Brennan was working hard on his offensive skills knowing that may get him to the NHL faster. Let's not forget that Mike Weber and Marc-Andre Gragnani were also in attendance and contribute to the size factor.And I will throw one more guy in the big mix, Nathan Gerbe. That's right, the shortest man there. Gerbe could be the strongest pound for pound player in the system. I watched him work a bit in the weight room and it seemed like a breeze for him. Let's hope all this size translates into big things for the franchise, in the other meaning of the word.
Zitat• McNabb tied for the lead among Kootenay defensemen with 10 goals and second in points with 36 (10-26-36) in 67 games in 2008-09.• His season was highlighted by a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, a roster spot for the 2009 Under-18 World Championships and a selection to the 2009 CHL Top Prospects game.
Zitat von: Jake The Rat am 27. Juni 2009, 10:32:35Also doch Tavares an 1 & Hedman an 2. Naja, war auch nicht zu erwarten, dass die Isles 1 1ziges mal was richtig machen. Gratz @ Tampa. & Duchene nach Denver ist natürlich Perlen vor die Säue geworfen.
Zitat von: Roy am 27. Juni 2009, 03:38:06Zach Kassian ist ein sehr intressanter Pick ich freu mich auf ihn was man so über ihn hört hatt er ausserordentliche Fähigkeiten und könnte ein klasse Powerforward werden
Zitat• In his second year with the Petes, Kassian finished second in scoring with 63 points (36-33-69) in 61 games, including 13 power-play goals. Known for his physical play, he also finished in the top 20 in the Ontario Hockey League with 136 penalty minutes.• Highlights of 2008-09 season included two points (1-1-2) in the OHL All-Star Classic, representing the OHL in the Canada/Russia Challenge, and being selected to the 2009 CHL Top Prospects game.• Kassian represented Team Canada, winning a gold-medal at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial and finishing fourth at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships.
Zitat"Kassian is one of the toughest guys in the OHL and probably the entire draft. Last season as an under-ager there were overage guys in the league who would not take him on. He has not fought much this season (because) he has not had to. He is at his best when he is playing physical and tough along the boards. He protects the puck very well and fights through checks. He has very good play-making and puck-handling abilities."----------------------------------"Zack Kassian is a great kid that loves the game and approaches practices the same way he approaches games with hard work and intensity. (He's a) big, tough right shot power forward with a mean streak. Very heavy shot to go along with a high skill level as well as a physical, intimidating style of play. Zack takes pride in his off-ice workouts and is a very well conditioned athlete."