I'm seeing a ton of really good things about AA so far in camp.
As an added bonus, he's not only a speed demon who has incredible offensive abilities, but he's also pretty good defensively as well. He has the potential to be a dynamic two way forward with high offensive potential. - WIIM
Athanasiou takes the Datsyuk faceoff approach. If at first you don't succeed, steal it back anyway.
Yup AA is practicing face offs instead off drills with the wingers. I read he won every faceoff against Turgeon and Ehn.
I always take not of which player is the last off the ice, staying to tap/fist bump his teammates. On team Lidstrom it's Andreas Athanasiou
Athanasiou goes all out in these faceoffs. If he doesn't win one, he still finds a way to get the puck right back. Unbelievable. #RedWings
Andreas Athanasiou looks the most NHL-ready on Team Lidstrom, possibly in the entire camp. #RedWings
LOTS of high praise for AA everywhere you look.
Some other things that stood out to me..
After a few times through the drills however, Nosek became a little more comfortable and made some great offensive moves. Time will tell, but he appears to have some great offensive abilities and slick moves with the puck. - WIIM
Jiri Fischer on Pulks... "He came into camp last year "ripped." In better shape than anyone."
More: "A smaller version of Brett Hull, can score like Jari Kurri."
He expects Pulks to come in and challenge for a spot on the Wings roster during camp this year.
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