Finalllllllly…Flyers fans some action on the ice, showing that Training Camp is around the corner. Hockey is back for a week, and is alive and well throughout the Philadelphia Region.
This is one of the most anticipated hockey seasons in recent memory for the orange and black. Many positional battles will ensue at Training Camp in the Fall. However, first let’s start with some sights, sounds, and interview recaps from day one of Flyers Developmental Camp, featuring the newest Flyers Draft picks, and beyond.
On his expectations when training camp opens in the Fall, “Take it day-by-day, and we’ll see where it goes from there. I still have to perform, nothing is handed to you. I have worked on my acceleration for my first step. I weigh 187 now, I’m trying to get up to 190 before camp ends.” Who knows, Frost may very well when the job out of camp .
Sandstrom told me today that he is motivated, and playing in the SHL helped him get to this level. He wants to work on his positioning, but he thinks, in the end, he could be something special.
“I’ve got to experience Allentown after my playoffs ended. It’s a great city, and they got a great setup up there. So, I’m going to make the most of every opportunity I get either way,” in response to a question he received on playing for the Phantoms last season. “I’m just here to play. I’m focused on Training Camp, and where I’m at right now. The SHL was tough, and this should be no different. I’m coming into kill it, I will work my butt off.”
This young man is fully committed on making the orange and black in the Fall. He is saying the right things to do just that, as well, ” I’m going to do whatever is necessary. I think this is better for my development. I weigh 175 now, but I want to get to 185 to 190 for my NHL career.”
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York reminds me of Gritty or Wade Allison in person. The kid appears to be tough as nails too, and he is just so smooth with his passing abilities. He says, “Gritty is a beaut. He is beautiful (Laughing).”
York was smiling ear-to-ear in the locker room, but on the ice he meant business. His passing was crisp, and his wrist shot looked nice. I heard today that he could be a steal for the Flyers, and the team are very happy with that selection.
The Flyers have some questions next season, in regards to ELC’s. Will David Bernhardt, Linus Hogberg, Wyatt Kalynuk, Tanner Laczynski, Wade Allison, and Wyatte Wylie sign ELC’S? One can hope they all will, and some provided answers today to that very question today:
Wylie: “The Flyers have not talked to me about that. Fletcher did say we would talk during camp.”
Allison: ” I’m taking it day by day. I can see myself signing with the Flyers one day. I can’t say what they are thinking. Oh well. I’ll take it day by day.”
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