Pens Prospects Ready To Shine In Today's Scrimmage

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Penguins Development Camp concludes with a scrimmage today at 3 p.m. EDT. I'll have my usual game day setup ready to go with all the latest on projected starters in net, projected line combinations and defense pairings immediately following the pregame warmup skate.

If you missed any of my posts from this week at camp, here are the daily recaps from Day 1 through Day 4:
Day 1 - Thoughts from forward Tom Kuhnhackl, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald:
Day 2 - Bill Guerin on the forwards at camp, thoughts from goaltender Eric Hartzell and forward Jayson Megna :
Day 3 - Adam Payerl continues to impress, forwards Oskar Sundqvist and Blaine Byron stand out in three-on-three drills:
Day 4 - Goaltender Tristan Jarry leaves first session, doesn't return and thoughts from forward Dominik Uher, defenseman Scott Harrington and AHL Penguins assistant coach Alain Nasreddine:
During the game, I'll be providing live in-game updates on Twitter on Highland Park Hockey's feed @H_P_Hockey. I was also invited by ROOT SPORTS broadcaster Paul Steigerwald to join him for some on-air work during the prospect game so be sure to tune in for that on Penguins Radio.
After the scrimmage and post game press conferences/player interviews, I'll post a full recap of the scrimmage before leaving Pittsburgh and heading back to northeastern Pennsylvania.

After the jump, thoughts from some of the guys at camp about today's scrimmage.

After catching up with Penguins defenseman Scott Harrington after practice yesterday, I got the feeling after four days of instruction going through drills and learning skating technique that the prospects at the camp are ready to show the staff what they're capable of as well as make a good impression on the fan base.

"I'm looking forward to [today's] scrimmage," Harrington said. "It's been a fun week so far. It's definitely going to be a fun game."

For a guy like Dominik Uher, who will be participating in his third Development Camp scrimmage, it's about playing the game and enjoying the moment.

"Every year, it's great to go out there in front of so many fans and just enjoy the hockey," Uher said.

So while it's a time for guys to show their stuff in a game situation, it's also time to play the game they all enjoy playing.


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