Monday, July 6, 2009

NHL Development Camps (Edited)

Well during this week in July many NHL teams are holding their prospect and Development Camps, and there are a few players with Tiger connections who have been invited.

Development camps are usually held so prospects can get a feel of whats expected from them and whats to come, to experience the city, and get a feel for the NHL rules, and team systems.

Tyler Ennis
-was spotted in Buffalo early along with his WJC teamate Tyler Myers from Kelowna.
Buffalo's camp runs from July 6th-10th

Will Buffalo Sign Ennis at the end of Camp?

Linden Vey
L.A Kings developmental camp takes place July 10th-12th

Dylan Olsen
With a 99% chance that he wont play here this season
Chicago holds their camp from July 6th-10th

Thomas Kundratek
Kundratek apparently was one of the Rangers standouts at thier Prospect camp which ended last week

Matt McCue
IS not on the Roster for Anaheim's Prospect Camp

Mark Isherwood
Even though he is undrafted The Boston Bruins have invited Mark Isherwood to join their prospect camp which beings July 7th

I'm sure I will dig up any info I can about these camps by the end of the week.

I am curious about the chances of Mark Isherwood pulling a David Schlemko :) A very good junior player who hasn't gotten NHL draft attention, but ends up signing in the offseason and moving on?

If Isherwood had been drafted I think there would have been a reasonable chance that he wouldn't be playing in the hat this season.

If more than one team was interested in him and he has a good developmental camp and preseason camp, I think its possible that the bruins (or another nhl team) would sign him. That would lead to a question of what kind of depth Does that team have on the farm, as to where Isherwood would play this coming season.

I'm not saying that Isherwood will be a goner, but it is a possibility. There appears to be quite a few unknowns at this point from a Tiger standpoint, regarding overagers, and imports.

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