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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #105 on: September 13, 2011, 09:50:11 PM »
Sens win in overtime, pretty goal, terrible coverage by Toronto.

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« Reply #106 on: September 13, 2011, 09:54:18 PM »
Tough break in overtime...

All and all a decent game by the Leafs. McKegg was good again. I thought Olden played a decent game and may be a gem we picked up, but obviously too early to tell. He has good wheels and he looks to have put on some size, or did I just miss that last year?

That Clarke is quite fiesty huh? Not much else to him really. It also would have been nice to see more skill from Ross, as I thought he was too focused on being a pest, rather than the play.
 Good game by Owuya, but the Sens talent was too much in the end IMO.
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« Reply #107 on: September 14, 2011, 12:40:45 AM »
Just watching the highlights, Owuya looks like someone who will suit Allaire's teachings quite well.

Also, that seemed like a rocket of a shot by Frattin.

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« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2011, 01:24:05 AM »
McKegg and Michael Heard each finished the tournament with a team high of 4 points each (McKegg going 2-2, Heard going 1-3).

Nice shot by Frattin, assisted by Jake Gardiner, who continues to excel on the point, but whose work defensively still needs fine-tuning ( the way he was fooled on the Sens overtime goal).

What was most impressive about these Leaf rookie team was their never-say-die attitude and effort to just keep right on skating and be creative, keeping the game flowing, plus plenty of enthusiastic gung-ho effectiveness.  That Devane guy is sure going to be diffiicult for opponents to beat to the punch (no pun intended   ;D ).

Owuya continued his solidity in stopping shots from different angles.  He certainly looks to be a Leaf goaltender of the future, with a lot more training and experience, of course. 


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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2011, 01:26:18 AM »
All the rookie tournament team members will be at leaf camp.

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« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2011, 02:07:12 AM »
Phaneuf dropped in on the rookies pre-game: http://www.tsn.ca/radio/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=375752

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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #111 on: September 14, 2011, 10:13:47 AM »
Thought Olden was very very good, as was Frattin, Carrick was a bit of a suprise. Mckegg also looked good. The goalie (cant spell his name) has real potential, a very good glove hand. Finally we go into the future with guys whom can compete, not some of the duds we have had in the past
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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2011, 11:08:52 AM »
Anyone know when the main camp starts? Is it tomorrow, Friday, Saturday?
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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2011, 11:38:00 AM »
Anyone know when the main camp starts? Is it tomorrow, Friday, Saturday?

Friday I'm pretty sure.

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« Reply #114 on: September 14, 2011, 07:48:26 PM »
I think they report for physicals Friday and on the ice Saturday.
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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2011, 11:58:10 AM »
Owuya definitely looked like he was hung out to dry on a number of ocassions by the defense. I think he's got real potential as well. I like his attitude. Olden's also an interesting prospect.
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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #116 on: September 15, 2011, 01:54:43 PM »
Owuya definitely looked like he was hung out to dry on a number of ocassions by the defense. I think he's got real potential as well. I like his attitude. Olden's also an interesting prospect.


I think so, too.  Owuya, while not yet NHL material, showed he can hold his own whenever the situation arose.  There were a number of times when the defence went one way and the opposing offence went the other.  Some gaping defensive zone miscues were noticeable.  Nothing that can't be improved.. I liked what I saw overall from these rookie games.

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Re: Leafs Rookie Tournament
« Reply #116 on: September 15, 2011, 01:54:43 PM »