Future Considerations

’12 eligibles steal show at R&D camp
August 20, 2011, 1:41 pm
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From Sean Lafortune:

After a few days at the rink, the NHL’s Research and Development camp served as an excellent opportunity at a first hand look at quite a few of the top prospects for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft before the season gets underway.

And what a look!

Although he started off a bit slowly, I was really impressed with how Red Deer Rebels defenseman Matt Dumba turned it up towards the end of the first day. One, he really stepped up his game and delivered some strong two-way play. I thought his instincts with the puck were great and on the other end, didn’t hesitate to catch a few forwards with his head down. He reminds me a lot of P.K. Subban with a higher upside. Continue reading

2012 eligible Frk, other undraftees impress at World Juniors
January 10, 2011, 1:57 am
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From Dan Stewart:

The award for top underage prospect, meaning not even draft eligible this year, was an easy one this year.

Top Underage Prospect: #5 F Martin Frk.

The choices were limited and Frk was the only prospect that made a real impression. Just ask Canadian defensman Erik Gudbranson who took a ’between the legs hook and jerk’ which was called a spear and resulted in a game misconduct for the young Czech player. Continue reading

Frk Heading To Halifax
August 31, 2010, 9:34 pm
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From Aaron Vickers, Future Considerations:

Welcome to Halifax, Martin Frk.

Frk, who was drafted third overall in the 2010 CHL Import Draft, is set to join the Mooseheads at practice Wednesday after the club has negotiated his release from HC Karlovy Vary just weeks after the International Ice Hockey Federation rejected his initial transfer to Halifax. Continue reading