Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sea Dogs Notebook

The Sea Dogs announced yesterday that they have a goal of selling 2,700 season tickets for this upcoming season.

“Our fans helped us reach our goal last season, and we think they can do it again,” team president Wayne Long said in a release.

The Sea Dogs averaged 4,561 fans per game at Harbour Station last season while icing one of the best teams in the country. Attendance will probably dip this season, but it’s hard to say by how much.

“This year, we are not going to focus on the past. We have made history over the last three years, but that is not our focus this season,” Long said. “Our focus lies on the ice for the 2012-13 season and beyond. Our fans have made the journey all that much better, and we are looking to them to join us on the next run.”

Season ticket and flex pack information can be found on the SeaDogs website. Single game tickets are now on sale as well.

Some more stuff from the NHLPA’s Rookie Showcase that was held earlier this week in Toronto. Former Sea Dogs Tomas Jurco, Nathan Beaulieu, and Charlie Coyle took part in the event that saw prospects sign memorabilia, have photos taken, and do other promotional stuff.

The Upper Deck website has some video and photos from the event which includes Beaulieu opening a pack of cards and Jurco showing off some skills at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Trading card company Panini America has blog posts with a bunch of photos.

The Hockey News has an interview with Tomas Jurco from the Rookie Showcase.

The Washington Times had an article on Stanislav Galiev on Thursday.

“I feel good. I feel strong now. I work out for like five weeks already,” Galiev said. “For me it's going to be a huge season, and I want to be ready for that. This is why I came early and am training hard.”

Also on Thursday, Hockey’s Future named Galiev the fifth best prospect in the Capitals organization.

“Galiev will go to training camp trying to make the Washington Capitals but is more likely to play most of the season with the Hershey Bears of the AHL, where he will be able to get accustomed to professional hockey and prepare for the grind of a longer season,” writes Eric Scheib. “The Russian winger has shown signs that he has top six line potential in the NHL and how well he transitions this season will determine how soon he gets there.”

The Russian was named the third best prospect in the Caps system by

Over at Puck Daddy, Dobber Hockey takes a look at some of the best rookies for the upcoming fantasy hockey season.

Jonathan Huberdeau is listed as a “sexy pick,” Simon Despres a “savvy pick,” and Charlie Coyle is a “lucky pick.”

Photo: Panini America

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