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Team Yellow Takes Rookie Camp Title

Sunday, 07.11.2010 / 4:22 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Team Yellow Takes Rookie Camp Title
Team Yellow won the Preds 2010 Development Camp tournament on Sunday. After spending the start of the week with on-ice drills, off-ice workout sessions, and team building exercises, on Sunday the players were split in to four teams for half-ice three-on-three games. Jonathon Blum, Nashville's 2007 first round pick, was teamed up with five collegiate prospects, including Notre Dame teammates Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang, Ohio State forward Taylor Stefishen, Wisconsin forward Craig Smith, and RPI defenseman Jeff Foss. After winning the final period, Team Yellow skated a lap around the ice with the Championship Trophy. Ben Ryan and Ryan Thang were dangerous on the offensive end, while Blum was a steadying influence in both offensive and defensive situations.

In general there was an impressive skill level at camp this year, both among the skaters and the goaltenders. While Team Yellow took the title, several other prospects stood out during Sunday's scrimmages. Ryan Ellis, Roman Josi, and Michael Latta also turned in impressive individual showings. Ellis has long been complimented for his offense (and he didn't disappoint in that area), but beyond the offensive skill he showed a physical edge banging along the boards and in front of the net. Josi looked poised both in his offensive and defensive assignments. He rifled a couple of shots from the point during the three-on-three drills, and then turned around and matched up on the defensive end, both shutting down passing lanes and locking up in one-on-one battles in front of the net and in the corners. Latta also turned heads today. He showcased a strong power forward game -- driving hard to the net with and without the puck, landing some big hits along the boards, using his body to ride player off the puck when he was on defense. There was a "NHL-type" intensity watching Josi and Latta battle one-on-one in front of the net.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61