Red Wings’ Sept. 6 Training Camp Notes
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Team A vs. Team C
Final Score: 3-1 for Team B.
Team A Notes
Team A features regulars Fedorov, Yzerman, Chelios, Ward and Brown.
Team A features top prospects Jason Elliott and Darryl Laplante.
The top line featured Fedorov centering Yzerman on the left and Brown on the right.
Jason Elliott, the Red Wings’ fourth rated prospect, was solid but not spectacular. He displayed a good glove hand but didn’t cover up loose pucks well.
Laplante played well, throwing several heavy hits. One in particular sent 18th rated prospect Toivo Suursoo flying into the bench.
Greg Labenski, a contract hopeful, was unimpressive, and was caught out of position several times.
Team C Notes
Team C features regulars Lidstrom, Osgood, Shanahan, Larionov and Lapointe.
Team C features prized prospect Jiri Fischer along with Yuri Butsayev, Maxim Kuznetsov, Toivo Suursoo, Alexandre Jacques, and contract hopeful Mike Hurley.
Scoring: Shanahan, Hurley, and Jacques.
The top line featured Larionov centering Shanahan on the left and Lapointe on the right.
Fischer was impressive paired with Lidstrom. He showed great poise, vision, and made great passes under pressure.
Jacques and Hurley formed an impressive duo. Jacques was feisty and displayed good puck skills. Hurley was strong offensively and displayed smooth skating ability.
Although he played a relatively quiet game, Butsayev showed few weaknesses.
Kuznetsov was unimpressive and was caught out of position several times. Displayed a lack of speed.
Goaltender Patrick Dovigi played well, standing out more then both Elliott and Arsenault.
Both Elliott and Dovigi looked good in net during 3 on 2 drills.
When Team A and Team C broke up into the drills section, prospects and regulars were separated to play together. However, Fischer and Butsayev played with the regulars.
Fischer took out Yzerman in a 3 on 2 drill. Afterwards, both players laughed and Yzerman patted Fischer on the back.