Leafs Prospect Camp Notes – Day 2

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Welcome back to the Master Card Centre of Excellence!

I was pleased to be back watching anything affiliated with the Maple Leafs. I was crushed after Game 7, but it all felt okay being back at the rink on this extremely hot summer day in Toronto.

First person I ran into was Henny. Such a nice guy, he immediately came over and asked how things are going before breaking into a nice Leafs discussion. Apparently Leafs TV has compiled some great Prospect information and video that will be out soon, so keep your eyes open for it. I need to do my research on media personalities, there is a really nice guy who always helps me out with information but I don’t know his name. Thanks for the wi-fi password 😉

Onto the “game.” Blue vs White moving left to right on the radio dial (always wanted to say that and I was inspired by Joe Bowen being at scrimmage today). Fairly methodical two periods of play with the guys obviously not wanting to be the one who “screwed up” and cost his team the game.

First goal (and only goal) was scored by Fabrice Herzog. He played on a line with Joshua Leivo, who was clearly the best Forward on the ice today. Team Blue took the final lead of the game at 1-0.

The second period had a bit more intensity as the hits were noticeably harder and with more power to them. Each time David Broll steps on the ice, people are aware and he makes noise. Broll caught Granberg attempting to clear the puck and knocked him on his posterior during the second period of play. Having said that, not only can he hit but he made a solid saucer pass to an area of the ice where his line mate skated directly to it for an excellent scoring opportunity. Rielly and Grannberg made an excellent pairing on the blue Line for their team and I could see them one day in the future wearing the Blue and White side by side.

Sorry there isn’t really much more detail to include in this synopsis other than the standouts for todays scrimmage. They were (in order) Leivo, Granberg, Rielly, Broll. Honorable mentions go to Stuart Percy, Victor Loov, Dominic Toninato and finally Frederick Gauthier.

I was slightly disappointed in my personal favourite Tyler Biggs. He didn’t do anything wrong, but I just expected him to make more of an impact (no pun intended). Eric Knodel looked alright but seemed a bit slow to make his turns and Leivo exploited him by going wide on a few occasions.

Last thought for today’s prospect scrimmage…..these kids are BIG. I cannot believe the size of some of these beasts the Leafs have drafted.

That’s it for today…..see you all back at the rink at 10am tomorrow morning.

  • WendelGilmour

    Well done, phook. Appreciate your insight.

  • Burtonboy

    Good Job phook

  • Tim Horton

    -Keon-He is smaller than Gauthier.

    • Biltmore

      Tim Horton -Keon- 
      Aren’t they all smaller than Gauthier?

    • Jantz

      And bigger than Theo.

  • mike_84

    Any of these guys look like the have a chance at making the team out of camp?

  • Mind Bomb

    TheCanucksnaphook  Well done Bro !

  • WendelGilmour

    Apparently Jim Hughes agrees Leivo was the best forward today.

    • mcloki

      Cherry managed to mangle his name as well today. So he must of made an impression.

      • WendelGilmour

        Him mangling your name is almost as good as a kiss on HNIC.

      • Tim Horton

        mcloki How do you screw up “Josh”?

        • mcloki

          It is Cherry.

        • Jantz

          Lol. I assume it was the last name.

  • mcloki

    Well done Phook. You represent us well. Ask Henny if he’s available for an interview. I’m sure we could come up with a ton of good questions from us. It’s quite decent of him to treat you with such ph respect. I’m sure all of us here like Henny all the more for it.
    Keep up the excellent work.

    • dlb eh

      TheCanucksnaphook mcloki 
      the questions were probably the inappropriate ones you didn’t mean to send
      lol

      • dlb eh

        TheCanucksnaphook dlb eh 
        but you met Brooke…and you have something to ask her next time you bump into her

  • Lescott

    Imagine in a few years if our 2 and 3 centres are Colborne and Gauthier. Biggs and Broll trolling around the wings, with McLaren and whomever else. Imagine the Bruins shitting their pants.

    • WendelGilmour

      Good things are coming our way.

    • mike_84

      Lescott got some big boys coming thats for sure

      • dlb eh

        mike_84 Lescott 
        that’s what she said

    • dlb eh

      Lescott 
      Crezsenzi (sp?) on the 4th pounding out faceoffs too

      • WendelGilmour

        Good point, 2,3, and 4 C’s would be at least 6’5″.

        • dlb eh

          WendelGilmour
          in 3 years our old guys here will still be not too old…
          Lupul-Kadri-Kessel
          JVR-Colbourne-Leivo
          Biggs-Gauthier/McClemment-Clarkson
          McLaren-McClemment/Crezsenzi-Broll
          Ashton, D’Amigo, Ross, where’s everyone going to fit in and who am i missing?

        • WendelGilmour

          Exactly. A nice mix of players in their prime, and players just getting there. We should have enough assets stockpiled to allow us to fill any holes through trade by that point, we simply won’t have room for evrybody.

        • dlb eh

          WendelGilmour
          and the D in three years…
          and one or both of the young goalies…
          lots of potential without having all those blue chippers we’re told we don’t have

        • WendelGilmour

          Yep, looking good as things fall into place.

        • Jantz

          Still a very young team. Nicely done. Maybe only missing the kid from Minnesota. On my phone so I’m too lazy to look up his name that Phook mentioned in the article.

        • dlb eh

          Jantz 
          lol, Toninato?
          i always forget about the college kids and the Euros, but it’s not intentional…they’re just tough to see with all the beef blocking the view

    • djamon

      Lescott Oh God…please no. Skill wins…not size.

  • dlb eh

    right on Phook
    but you’re all wrong, Reilly’s the best.  you obviously have no clue.

  • elandan

    TheCanucksnaphook it’s cool we have an insider like yourself! look forward to more posts!!