5 Takeaways: Day two of Prospects Enhancement Camp

Mar 6, 2019 by

Prospective customers Advancement Camp returned to PNC Arena for your working day filled with on- and off-ice action on Thursday.Here are 5 takeaways from the 2nd working day of Potential clients Progre s Camp. 1. Abilities & SpeakerThe group designated as “rookies” hit the ice first at 9:45 a.m. this morning to get a skills se sion conducted by Mark Metzger. The “veterans” were up next at 10:45 a.m.Tweet from @NHLCanes: #CanesProspects pic.twitter.com/jMWALSFwf8″I’ve told these kids: nobody is making the team this week,” head coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “It’s more us to get to know [them] and them to know what we expect as an organization.”Special guest Scott Darling spoke to the group of prospective buyers afterward at lunch.Tweet from @NHLCanes: This afternoon, Scott Darling visited with the #CanesProspects. pic.twitter.com/qRIRFLwUTT”I put myself in their shoes. When I was that age, whenever you had a veteran player who had been around a long time or especially a current player for the team, it’s cool,” Brind’Amour said. “It’s neat for the kids to look up, see them and hear the stories.”2. Swivel VisionIn the two techniques se sions this morning, the goaltenders were sporting some eyewear underneath their masks. Shades because the future is so bright https://www.stylehurricanes.com/carolina-hurricanes-jersey/jordan-martinook-jersey ? Yes, but no. I tracked down goaltending coach Mike Bales for the answer: they were wearing Swivel Vision gla ses, which are designed to train goaltenders to “utilize [their] optimal field of vision at all times to promote proper tracking, hand-eye coordination, focus and enhanced reaction speeds.”In e sence, the gla ses overemphasize puck tracking, forcing goaltenders to move their body with their eyes in order to visually track the puck with precision and speed. Cool little gizmo and a great teaching tool for this week.Tweet from @MSmithCanes: Good moves by Martin Necas, good save by Jake Kucharski. #CanesProspects pic.twitter.com/BENdIei7cH3. Veterans LeadDefenseman Jake Bean is participating in his third Potential clients Advancement Camp. If you can say this about a 20-year-old, he’s one of the “veterans” of the group.The first year, he said, he didn’t really know what to expect. The second and third years are an easier transition.”Just being more comfortable. It’s an advantage,” he said. “There https://www.stylehurricanes.com/carolina-hurricanes-jersey/teuvo-teravainen-jersey ‘s tons of knowledge out on the ice. Not being nervous and just playing my game. That’s the most honest way to get an a se sment of myself and see what they want me to improve on.”Video: David Cotton: “It’s an opportunity to learn and grow”Already knowing what is expected of him and being familiar with his surroundings helps a player like Bean stand out in the various drills.”You can kind of see the ones who have been here before. When you talk about drills, they’re speaking up,” Brind’Amour said. “Those are the guys who have been in this article before, and that’s what you expect.”Video: Brind’Amour: “You’re always looking at everything”Though the drills or the staff or even some of the players are familiar, new faces come to camp each and every year. Andrei Svechnikov, the Canes’ next overall pick, has a few extra eyes on him.”It’s a lot of fun every year to see the new faces come in. You get to meet a lot of great guys,” Bean said. “[Svechnikov] is a great guy off the ice. He’s super nice, very humble and fun to be around. On the ice, he’s unbelievable. He’s got tons of skill. He sees the ice very well. He looks like an NHL player.””There are a few kids that look really good,” Brind’Amour said. “You’re looking at everything, how hard they do a drill or whatever. It’s the little things that add up and the habits they have. You want to see if they have a lot of good habits. We’ve got really good kids, and I’m really excited about the group we have.”Video: Jack Drury: “I can compete at a high level”4. A Sigh of ReliefIt was early in the evening se sion when, in a one-on-one drill, Martin Necas hit a rut and crashed into the end boards. I was watching the other end of the rink but certainly heard the collision, and Necas seemed to be in pain getting back to his feet. He skated off to the dre sing room, but everyone breathed a sigh of relief (and there were even a few cheers in the crowd) when he reappeared shortly after – he didn’t even mi s a drill and was back at the white board in time for the next set of instructions.Whew.Tweet from @NHLCanes: Marty with the moves pic.twitter.com/tadhDiED3o5. More Power Skating FunI imagine power skating drills work muscles that are otherwise underutilized in typical hockey practices. They’re a lot of fun to watch but perhaps a little le s fun to actually do, especially at the end of another long day of on- and off-ice work.If the legs were feeling OK on Wednesday, they were probably hurting a bit on Thursday.Tweet from @MSmithCanes: pWr sKtg pic.twitter.com/p2uq3jz2NW”Some guys actually took a step back today because I think they’re sore. We kind of put them threw a bit of a grind yesterday,” Brind’Amour said. “Long working day today, too. That’s all to be expected.””It was a tough working day, but it was a lot of fun. You’re in it with a whole bunch of guys who I’m hoping all felt the same,” Bean laughed.Up NextThe Hurricanes’ potential customers will practice as a team from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, a se sion that is free and https://www.stylehurricanes.com/carolina-hurricanes-jersey/brock-mcginn-jersey open to the public and will be live streamed on Hurricanes.com for those unable to attend. Friday afternoon’s schedule consists of off-ice instruction and a team-building trip to Epic Games (the creators of Fortnite) in Cary.”Me and Geeks (Morgan Geekie) – that was our thing to do in Tri-City,” Bean said. “We’re both looking forward to it.”A whole schedule and additional information regarding Prospective buyers Enhancement Camp and Summerfest can be found in this article.

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