Today, I will be attending the first day of the Thrashers’ Prospect Development Camp. I will be there every day through Wednesday.
First, let me take care of a little more business. Not sure what happened yesterday, but the following news item failed to make it online or in print.
Joel Kwiatkowski won’t be rejoining the Thrashers afterall. The defenseman is headed back to Russia. Here is a statement from Don Waddell: “After agreeing to terms on a contract with Joel Kwiatkowski, we learned that he had already committed to a team in the KHL. Therefore we have rescinded our offer and have been told that Joel will honor his agreement with St. Petersburg.”
Now, back to today’s events. This will be my first in-person prospect camp. Assigned plenty of stories from here in the past. I appreciate everyone’s input last week on what stories you would like to see me write this week. I have a list of nine players that I hope to get to. I will be starting with Angelo Esposito today for Saturday’s paper. He will not be skating, but will be there. I will also be working on a bigger story on Evander Kane for Sunday’s paper. That’s where we are starting from.
I should be able to check back in during camp with some updates. I’m not sure how the roster is divided, but Team Blue practices on-ice from 3-3:50 p.m. and Team White from 4:10-5 p.m.