Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Video: CT Whale Look At Prospect Development Camp Part 1

Brian Ring, media relations manager for the Connecticut Whale, tweeted this video which gives a behind the scenes look at Rangers prospect camp from two weeks ago.  In the first of two installments the video shows both interviews with potential Whale players Jason Wilson and Ryan Bourque, but also conversations with Rangers Assistant General Manager/Whale General Manager Jim Schoenfeld.  The conversations with Schoenfeld deal with the chances for Wilson, John Mitchell, and Chad Kolarik to make the NHL roster this fall while giving insight into how each player plays the game.

For all four of these guys the chances of making the club are slim because as Schoenfeld says they have to take someone else's job so the standard for them to win a roster battle is higher than a player who is already in the NHL.  Regardless all four of these players will look to leave an impression with the NHL coaching staff even if they fail to make the team so that in case of injury that impression is there when deciding which Whale player gets the call to help out in New York.

Excellent work by Brian and everyone at the CT Whale to put this together and give some spotlight to prospects and members of the organization that sometimes get lost in the discussion of bigger names.  Be sure to follow @CTWhale and @BrianRing to keep up with the latest things going on with the Rangers AHL affiliate.