Here are some notes from day two of Blues development camp:
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- Except for a select few, everyone came out skating hard today. Some looked like they had something to prove to the coaches and staff.
- It wasn't as full today as it was yesterday. If I had to estimate, I'd say there were about 35 people in the stands today.
- One thing about Anthony Peluso: For such a big guy, he has one hell of a shot.
- Patrik Berglund looked very quick and fluid in his motions today. His hand-eye coordination is excellent. He made some nifty passes during drills as well.
- Goalie Jean-Phillipe Lamoureux (UND product) looked pretty good in goal. He's small for a goalie, though (6'0", 152 lbs). If he puts on an extra 20-25 lbs of muscle, he might be a guy worth watching down the line. Despite his size, he fills up the net. I did notice he has a weak blocker side. Oshie picked him apart in that area today.
- Aaron Palushaj has a nice, quick shot, and is a good skater. He's still a few years away, though.
- TJ Oshie did well puck-handling today, but he had a hard time hitting the net with shots from around the blue line today. A lot of them were either high or wide.
- Goalie Paul Karpowich (2008 7th round pick) has some untapped talent. He made some nice saves during 2-on-0 and 3-on-0 drills. He could stand to put on some weight. Other than that, he looks like a pretty talented kid.
- Ryan Reaves looked very slow and lackadaisical. His shot is very weak. He showed no sense of urgency during drills as well. I don't know if he was tired or not, but I'm sure the coaches weren't happy with what they saw.
I'll update with day 3 notes tomorrow.
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