i DID sit in on a couple of days of prospect camp a few weeks back and my main observation is that winsport is a hella amazing facility up there at COP. also, i held the door for clint malarchuk & met a couple ryans (pinder & pike). those were pretty much the biggies.
as for the baby flames, man oh man is johnny gaudreau ever a diamond in the rough. the kid has some seriously developed hand-eye coordination and he's got that thing people call "hockey sense" in droves. he's also got mad footspeed, silky soft top-shelfy hands, and some radical moves on a breakaway/shootout. 4 more inches in height and about 30 more lbs and the dude would be fighting for a roster spot next time the flames suit up (whenever that might be).
further notables: sven is still sven, which is awesome, and nemisz is still nemisz, which is not. other than that i guess the goalies looked halfway decent, sieloff might become significant, ramage struggled, max looks to have plateaued, and my horse (turner elson) was kindof great one day, and kindof invisible the next. i did find it interesting that the flames org held the camp DURING stampede week for the first time in memorable history, presumably to showcase the city to the prospects in the aftermath of the tim erixon debacle.
|PocketGaudreau at the San Francisco Marina / Golden Gate Bridge|
|PG takes on Alcatraz|
|PG running amok at the rodeo...|
|....checking out the midway....|
|...& enjoying the nightly fireworks|
out for now !!