Prospect Ramblings – WJSS, news and notes – August 2 2018

Pat Quinn

2018-08-02

 

Well well well, look who came back to my ramblings. Welcome, let’s discuss some recent news, notes, and signings

 

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Just before the draft (April 30, 2018) it was reported that Denisenko had two years left on his contract:

 

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Grigori Denisenko told me ‘almost every’ NHL team contacted him. He’ll come for draft combine. He has 2 years left in his contract</p>&mdash; Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) <a href=”https://twitter.com/IgorEronko/status/991125426696269825?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 1, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}

 

Early yesterday morning Denisenko had terminated his initial contract, BUT do not fret as all he did was sign a new two-year deal with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv. Once his KHL contract is completed you can expect him to cross the Atlantic and head to the NHL.

 

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/FlaPanthers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#FlaPanthers</a>’ 1st round draftee Grigori Denisenko signed a new 2-year deal with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv of the KHL. Previous one was terminated</p>&mdash; Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) <a href=”https://twitter.com/IgorEronko/status/1024639929677217792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 1, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}

 

 

In two years Denisenko should be able to step into a top six role easily, but you can expect him to be in the top nine as the Panthers are pretty deep right now and still have not made room for Tippett. 

 

Barring Tallon giving away two other top line forwards to Seattle, the Pathers should be a competitive skilled team for the foreseeable future, but honestly how long have we said that for? The Panthers just need to hope Tallon doesn’t screw it up any more than he did last off season 

 

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The USA cut 13 players home from the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase including:

 

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So 13 players cut from <a href=”https://twitter.com/usahockey?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@usahockey</a> roster: Defensemen – Max Gildon, Tom Miller, David Farrance, Josh Ess, Alec Regula; Forwards – Curtis Hall, Cole Coskey, Ivan Lodnia, Jake Wise, Jacob McGrew, Brandon Kruse, Logan Hutsko, Jon Gruden, No goalie was cut.</p>&mdash; Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) <a href=”https://twitter.com/mikemorrealeNHL/status/1024733353679810560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 1, 2018</a></blockquote>{/source}

 

 

The remaining four goalies, nine defensemen, and 16 forwards are:

 

 

The USA is running two pretty sexy powerplay units:

 

 

 

Good luck stopping those

 

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Team Canada has not cut anyone yet, and the roster is:

 

 

 

Players that were invited and unable to participate were:

Justin Almeida

Jordy Bellerive

Josh Brook

Robert Thomas

Owen Tippett

Gabe Viladri

 

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Of course the World Junior Summer Showcase has been going on since July 30 with scores of:

 

July 30

Sweden 3 – USA (Blue) 1

USA (White) 5 – Finland 2

 

July 31

Finland 4 – Sweden 3

USA (Blue) 3 – Canada (White) 2

USA (White) 7 – Canada (Red) 5

 

The games for August 2nd are

USA vs Sweden at 1pm PDT (Kamloops, BC)

Canada vs Finald at 6pm PDT (Kamloops, BC)

 

If you can watch do it.

 

Here is the link for the game summaries: https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/men/junior/2018-19/summer-camp/stats/schedule

 

 

Thank you for reading, sorry it is short but it is August second! Follow my twitter here: @FHPQuinn

 

 

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