The Detroit Red Wings’ prospects engaged in some 3-on-3 action on Friday, with Team Delvecchio ultimately defeating Team Lidstrom 5-3 to capture the summer development camp’s victory.
Tomorrow, the Red and White game takes place at 12 PM.
Between the “consolation game” and championship game of the 3-on-3 tournament, Filip Zadina spoke with the assembled media, and I was surprised that he was a bit demurring in his answers. Zadina isn’t happy about having injured his hamstring during training, and he was admittedly disappointed that he could only engage in a little bit of skating as his teammates participated in the summer development camp. Zadina said that, save a week back home in the Czech Republic, he’s staying in Detroit and training with his Red Wings teammates at Barwis Methods, and when he was asked what he can do better in this year’s training camp/exhibition season to earn an NHL spot, he said he has to “show his game” instead of focusing on a specific area for improvement:
The ever-quotable Jack Adams was next, and the Union College junior scored 2 goals for Team Delvecchio in its first game, coming ever-so-close to a hat trick on numerous occasions as he used his 6’5,” 207-pound frame to his advantage. Adams discussed his play and the balance between playing against teammates and playing to be evaluated by the Wings’ front office:
Ryan Kuffner could hold a course on media relations with Adams. Kuffner scored a pair of goals in the championship game, and the 6’1,” 195-pound forward who was signed this past season as a free agent out of Princeton was downright bubbly as he discussed the 3-on-3 tournament, his and his teammates’ performances, and the need to turn things around fairly quickly for Saturday’s game: