Day Two of Washington Capitals Development Camp is in the books. Sea Dogs forward Stanislav Galiev is blogging all week on the Capitals website and posted his second entry today.
Nothing happened last night because we were tired. Again, I played a couple games of FIFA and I won and everyone got mad again, so I should stop playing. The team dinner had good food and then I went with Orlov and Kugryshev to get some pizza, so it was a good evening with us.
Read the full entry over on the Capitals website.
Photos from Day Two can be found over at Russian Machine Never Breaks.
Here is Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau discussing today’s events at the camp.
Both Group A and Group B practiced today and will do so again tomorrow. There will be an intrasquad scrimmage at 3pm local time tomorrow as well.
PANTHERS CAMP OPENS
Florida Panthers Development Camp opened today. A player that will be getting plenty of attention at the camp is Sea Dogs forward Jonathan Huberdeau, the Panthers top pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.
"To skate on the ice for the first time with the Panthers jersey was great," said Huberdeau to the Panthers website.
"It's great to come here. Come here and meet all the guys. There's older guys and younger guys. It's good to do that in July. It's a great experience to come here and be ready for the rookie camp.”
“I had another good day! Learn good stuff on the ice ! Glad to be here, great people,” tweeted Huberdeau.
The Miami Herald chatted with Huberdeau today.
Today featured some on-ice workouts while tomorrow will feature some off-ice stuff. The prospects return to the ice on Thursday and Friday.
Minnesota Wild Development Camp began today but there is not a whole lot of info coming from it just it. Sea Dogs forward Zack Phillips, a first round pick of the Wild in last month’s draft, is in attendance.
The camp runs from July 12-17 and is highlighted by two scrimmages this Saturday and Sunday.
The New Jersey Devils had another scrimmage at their rookie camp today. Sea Dogs defenseman Eric Gelinas was placed on Team Red according to The Star-Ledger.
Team White won the game 2-0. The white squad featured goaltender Maxime Clermont who played with the Gatineau Olympiques last season and was unreal in the President’s Cup final.
Pittsburgh Penguins Development Camp opened today and there is plenty of buzz surrounding Simon Despres who should be making the jump to the pro ranks this season.
"Winning the Memorial Cup finished off a very good junior career, and I think I'm ready to take on my pro career," Despres told The Canadian Press today. "I really don't know what to think. I'm going into camp thinking I want to make the team and I want to work hard to do that, but if I have to go to Wilkes-Barre (of the AHL) I will work that much harder just to get to the NHL."
"I learned a lot just being in (the Penguins') camp last year," he said. "I'm going to try to learn in this camp. All the staff is here watching and you want to be very professional and serious and show them you're ready to be a pro."
You can listen Despres interview with a Pittsburgh radio station here.
Inside Pittsburgh Sports has some thoughts on Despres' Day One performance.
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