I’d tell you that Alexei Cherepanov was the dominant player on the ice at the Rangers’ prospect development camp, but that would be misleading.
The Rangers No. 1 draft pick was brought to New York straight from the draft without even an extra pair of socks, meaning everything from his sticks to his skates were not his own. The result is that Cherepanov still looked impressive in a set of fairly rudimentary drills. But whether he’s the second coming of Pavel Bure, or even Valeri Bure, is something still to be determined.
Some other notes from my first visit to the Training Center in more than a month:
Plenty more to come in the next few days. Until then…