DetroitRedWings.com’s Arthur J. Regner examines Red Wings prospect Antti Tuomisto’s 2018-2019 season “By the Numbers” this afternoon, and Regner’s article includes commentary by Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff:
“At camp, obviously he’s a kid, he’s got good size. It’s weird. He was one of those kids that looked better in the scrimmage than he did in practice. That can be attributed to a lot of things. That’s why I don’t like to make that many comments on the young players because it’s his first pro camp. It’s a really busy time of year for them and it’s hard for them to come in and feel comfortable. So we tell them all this and the fact that it’s not really as much about evaluation as it is the learning process at development camp. It’s not fair for these kids. First off, it’s the end of June, a lot of them are coming right from the draft, they’re getting thrown everywhere. It’s early in the season in terms of training, they’re not in the conditioning that they will be come September.