This from Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch...
#CBJ will participate in Traverse City prospects tournament Sept. 5-9. Also partricipating: DET (host), BUF, CAR, DAL, MIN, NYR, STL.— Shawn Mitchell (@smitchcd) April 12, 2013
The Traverse City tournament was cancelled this year because of the lockout.
- This is very exciting news. MSG did a great job two years ago televising the tournament and giving fans a look-in at the prospects. Hopefully they did the same come September.
- We should get to see the likes of Michael St. Croix, Shane McColgan, Josh Nicholls etc. Not to mention Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Blake Parlett on the other side.
I could be wrong, but pretty sure Parlett and probably JAM are too experienced for this tournament. I don't think you are allowed to participate if you have a year (in Parlett's case numerous years) of pro experience, even if it is only AHL. I am excited to see our kids though!
Love Traverse City tournament. Last time we got a good look at Hagelin and I was surprised he didn't make the big club out of camp after a great Traversetournament followed by outstanding preseason. At last Traverse, McColgan also stood out more than some higher picks did for us. Interested to see Samuel Noreau - he was a big d-man at last Traverse City and while raw in skills, his size was something that could help the Ranger D down the road.
I love this event. You get to see how your future stacks up against other teams and their youth. I can't wait. Also on a side note I'm kind of disappointed that Nichols and McCoglan aren't up with the Whale, but I guess it has more to do with the Whale being in a playoff race than that they're not ready.
@TheNYRBlog Can't wait for St. Croix. Seen a bit of him on NHLNet WHL games. He's a talent. Something to be excited for offensively. Shifty.
@TheNYRBlog stoppit - save that post season bs for the summer : you're afraid of the isles arriving like the rest of us & it's okay ...
Really excited to see St. Croix, the kid puts up some crazy numbers but want to see it translate. Would Lindberg, fast, and Thomas play in this? Or will they be with the team at this time?
@TheNYRBlog Hope MSG broadcasts it like they did before
@BrendyJohnson Yeah, Brendy you're correct. It's why we never saw Kreider or Hagelin at Traverse.
@Josh6 This tournament takes place before camp so I assume they'll be participating.