Friday, September 17, 2010

More Camp Invitees

I see the Devils have added Adam Mair to their training camp roster today. Mair, an unrestricted free agent, who played in Buffalo for the past seven seasons, is looking for a new job in the league and it will likely try to be in the bottom six, if its going to be with the Devils.  New Jersey is pretty well-loaded in their top six, so some more competition for depth can only help and not hinder.

The Sharks are going to try some familiarity having unrestricted free agent defenseman Andreas Lilja join the team under a professional tryout.  Lilja had played under Todd McLellan in Detroit when McLellan was an assistant coach to Mike Babcock, so there should be some understanding about each other's game going in.  Lilja only figured into 20 games for the Red Wings in 2010, scoring 1 goal and adding 1 assist.

The Maple Leafs currently have unrestricted free agent forward Wayne Primeau attending camp with the full intention on making the team or bust.  Primeau had 8 points in 59 games for the Maple Leafs in 2010, playing more of a defensive bottom six role.  Competition in Leafs camp will be pretty good, so he'll have to prove his worth in the same role, if not more to make, I'd imagine.

The Canucks are getting a blast from the past with the invite to Brendan Morrison to the main camp this year.  Morrison spent nine seasons with the club, including some very impressive years on the West Coast Express line.  Morrison spent 2010 with the Washington Capitals, scoring 12 goals and adding 30 assists, which would make him a draftable commodity, if he were to make the team out of camp.

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