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Team B vs. Team D
Final Score: 7-1 for Team B
Team B Notes
Team B features regulars Kozlov, Holmstrom, Maltby and Dandenault.
Team B features prospects Jesse Wallin, Ryan Barnes, John Wikstrom and Jake McCracken.
Scoring: Kozlov (2g, 3a), Rodgers (1g, 3a), Avery (1g, 1a), Holmstrom, Maltby and Harkins.
The top line featured Harkins centering Maltby and Holmstrom.
Sean Avery centered Kozlov and Marc Rodgers.
Wikstrom was again paired with Dandenault on the blue line.
Manny Legace was tremendous, playing aggressively and displaying excellent flexibilty.
Golubovsky worked hard and played well. Despite the occasional lapse, he is definitely in contention with Fischer and Wallin for a regular spot in Detroit.
Avery displayed good skills, aggressiveness, heart, and desire.
Wallin was again impressive and appears to be locking up a roster spot in Detroit.
McCracken redeemed himself in goal somewhat, although he still requires further development.
Team D Notes
Team D features regulars Murphy, Duchesne, Wregget, Draper, Roest and Kocur.
Team D features prospects Philippe Audet, Aren Miller, Jeremy Goetzinger, and contract hopefuls Randy Burridge and Sandy Moger.
Scoring: J.J. Hunter (Duchesne, Murphy)
The top line was Draper centering Burridge and Kocur.
Roest centered Audet and camp fill-in Chris Bergeron.
Contract hopeful Sandy Moger did not stand out, nor did journeyman Jeff Sharples.
Burridge, however, played aggressively and had a solid game.
Both goaltenders (Wregget and Miller) looked fairly good despite the number of goals scored.
Audet did not generate anything offensively and needs to show more to earn a roster position.
The game was physical and fun to watch. Draper and Kocur (Team D) and Maltby (Team B) goofed around a bit on the ice as former “Grind Line” linemates.
When the team’s broke up for the drills section, the prospects were again separated from the veterans. However, Wallin, Rodgers, and Burridge skated with the regulars.
FOX Detroit will be televising tonight’s game, Thursday, September 9, from 8:00-10:00 eastern time.
The Red Wings’ announced the placement of two goaltenders with the Manitoba Moose. In addition, it appears a spot has opened up in Cincinnati for a Red Wings’ net minder. Legace is expected to start in Manitoba, and Jason Elliott and Aren Miller will contend for the other two openings.