Our newest contributor Sue Snavely- bringing highlights from the Hershey Bears!! Here are her first preseason impressions.
As I anticipate seeing the Hershey Bears play their second preseason game later today, I can’t help but be proud of this organization. Last season may not have had the outcome they wanted but their parent club won the Stanley Cup. Hershey is a minor league team, their job is developing young hockey player. There were 11 Caps players that started their career in Hershey; I would say the Hershey Bears did their job.
In my seat at the place I call my home away from home, I look at the list of players and recognize 13 of the 30 players. This will be a team of young prospects in Hershey this season.
Ten minutes into this game and I have one statement: “fast fast fast.” Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is everywhere, Max Kammerer is a hitter and goaltender Ilya Samsonov, well he needs to stay in his net.
This will be an exciting year to see how the Bears recover from last season with a new coach – Spencer Carberry at the helm.
The Washington Capitals six active defensemen are probably already decided, but questions loom on whom head coach Todd Reirden should choose as a “depth guy” for the blue line. So far this preseason, a few have plead their case on why they should be the one if they don’t sign someone off the free agent market. Continue reading “Capitals 7th Defenseman, Who should It Be?”