Sep 132009
 

Sorry for having to split this post up, but here are pictures and thoughts from Group 2 from Day 1 of Canucks training camp:

  • Plain and simple, Daren Machesney was outclassed.
  • Mason Raymond was probably the most pleasant surprise of the day. He looked bigger and more confident. He made some nice plays and nice reads, and for the most part, it looked like he’s learned not to hang on to the puck too long.
  • Because there were more veterans in this group, it was more interesting to note the line combinations. Raymond, Ryan Kesler and Mark Parrish were together. As were the Sedins and Samuelsson.
  • Mark Parrish still has his shot. I’m not sure if he still has the rest of his game.
  • Ryan Kesler blasted a couple of shots from the point. If he can add that ot his arsenal and bring it on a regular basis, I’d feel better about the Canucks’ second line.
  • If Mike Gillis is serious about wanting to create more offense from the defense, Christian Ehrhoff will be a welcome addition. He’s quick and can move the puck pretty darn good. That said, the knock on Ehrhoff has always been his defensive positioning so we’ll see about that as camp goes on.
  • Steve Bernier is leaner, but his shot is still the same (i.e. he still has a knack for finding the goalie’s chest).
  • I followed Kevin Connauton quite a bit. He looked winded and was often overwhelmed by the vets. It’s obvious that he has some adapting and learning to do, but I get the feeling he’ll be alright in a couple of years.

PS. Photo credit to my brother Jamey again.

  • http://www.crashingthegoalie.com Ron Spence

    Great stuff – as usual.
    How many time zones is it between Surrey and UBC?
    Cheers, Ron Spence

  • http://www.crashingthegoalie.com Ron Spence

    Great stuff – as usual.
    How many time zones is it between Surrey and UBC?
    Cheers, Ron Spence

  • http://www.crashingthegoalie.com Ron Spence

    Great stuff – as usual.
    How many time zones is it between Surrey and UBC?
    Cheers, Ron Spence

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J. Guerrero

    Haha! Especially having to drive through the multi-million dollar houses in Point Grey, they sure seem to be worlds apart.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J. Guerrero

    Haha! Especially having to drive through the multi-million dollar houses in Point Grey, they sure seem to be worlds apart.

  • http://canuckshockeyblog.com J.J. Guerrero

    Haha! Especially having to drive through the multi-million dollar houses in Point Grey, they sure seem to be worlds apart.

  • http://www.canucks.com Jason Mar

    Hey,I,m the fan that was talking to you at the training camp there and we were chattin about the lions game and Canucks of course so I remembered to check your blog out and I find it very well done,your very smart and seem to know your hockey real well and what to look for,but ya we had a chat about Mason Raymond and I kinda mentioned him to you and you put it in your blog so cool bud,and ya he does look good out there,lets hope that keeps going,but ya it was nice to meet you and keep up the blogs I will check up on them when I can and I know I enjoy them,so ya thanks and always”GO CANUCKS GO”!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.canucks.com Jason Mar

    Hey,I,m the fan that was talking to you at the training camp there and we were chattin about the lions game and Canucks of course so I remembered to check your blog out and I find it very well done,your very smart and seem to know your hockey real well and what to look for,but ya we had a chat about Mason Raymond and I kinda mentioned him to you and you put it in your blog so cool bud,and ya he does look good out there,lets hope that keeps going,but ya it was nice to meet you and keep up the blogs I will check up on them when I can and I know I enjoy them,so ya thanks and always”GO CANUCKS GO”!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.canucks.com Jason Mar

    Hey,I,m the fan that was talking to you at the training camp there and we were chattin about the lions game and Canucks of course so I remembered to check your blog out and I find it very well done,your very smart and seem to know your hockey real well and what to look for,but ya we had a chat about Mason Raymond and I kinda mentioned him to you and you put it in your blog so cool bud,and ya he does look good out there,lets hope that keeps going,but ya it was nice to meet you and keep up the blogs I will check up on them when I can and I know I enjoy them,so ya thanks and always”GO CANUCKS GO”!!!!!!!!!

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