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St. Louis, MO • United States • 27 Years Old • Male
Here are some notes from day two of Blues development camp:

- 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.

Nick Boston

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June 25, 2008 7:58 PM ET | Delete
Good to hear thanks!How is Eller looking? and Ian Cole?
June 26, 2008 8:58 AM ET | Delete
Thanks for the info. Take it from me, we do NOT want Lamoureux. During his career here at UND, he would make some unbelieveable saves but would then let in an unscreened, soft shot. Very untimely as well.
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