What follows are a few snapshots I took during the session. Keep in mind that I'm officially a middle-aged father of 3, the kind of guy who one day you'll catch wearing black socks with sandals, so please forgive the quality...
2008 1st-round pick Colin Wilson (#50) tucks a rebound past fellow 2008 1st-round pick Chet Pickard in goal.
A closer look at Colin Wilson, the #7 overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft.
Some of the defensemen got special attention at our end of the ice. Here, Nashville's 2008 2nd-round pick, Roman Josi (#59) and 6th-round pick Jeff Foss are towered over by the 6'5" Cody Franson.
There were many others of note that I didn't get good pictures of: Triston Grant, the newly acquired tough guy from Philadelphia, and Blake Geoffrion, who just wrapped up his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin. I didn't notice last year's 1st-round selection, Jonathan Blum on the ice, nor were young wingers Antii Pihlstrom or Jonas Hornqvist, who are often mentioned as possibilities to make the big squad this fall.
I hope to catch tomorrow's session as well, and if I catch anything blogworthy (admittedly that's a pretty low threshold), I'll plop it up here.
BONUS: To keep you busy until the July 1 free agency period kicks off, head over to Paul Nicholson's Geek Thoughts for an interesting meditation on nationalism in hockey. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Paul at the Prospects skate today after interacting online with him for over a year now...