Preds Around The World

First of all I want to apologize for the English, I didn't study the language, everything I learned was by myself, so I apologize, mainly for the grammar.

I am bringing my analysis regarding our prospects last season, the main highlights of them.

Philip Tomasino Future Stars Game (Photo: John Russell/via Getty Images)


Philip Tomasino was last year's first round pick and had an extraordinary season at the OHL ending the regular season as fourth league scorer with 100P 40G 60A. He started acting for Niagara IceDogs recording 57P 22G 35A in 36 games and kept pace with Oshawa Generals recording 43P 18G 25A in 26 games. Although Tomasino is not a sniper like Tolvanen, but his shoots are of extreme awareness and quality. He has a lot of intelligence, his have a incredible vision of the game, to the point of moving in antecedence, an impressive speed in transition and always with his head held high. Dipping a little deeper into the stats, as Americans like it, numbers indicate that he was one of the best transition players in the entire league, leaving the defensive zone with 70,6% puck possession and entering the offensive zone of 73,1% of ownership and pure control. Tomasino isn’t as much of a shooter as Eeli Tolvanen or Anthony Richard, but he did spend a considerable amount more time on special teams this season. Regardless, his 13.2 Corsi attempts/60 and 4.3 high-danger Corsi attempts/60 are notable.

Tomasino may be on the roster for next season as Poile considered: "He looks like he's going to be a terrific player," Poile said of Tomasino in particular. "It's not a question of if, it's just a question of when… I would really like to keep some flexibility open to give him a really good chance at training camp, because he could be a player that could surprise. I'm very open minded to give him as good of a chance as anybody come this training camp."

in addition to Philip, our GM was very emphatic in saying that other young people will have opportunities next season, we will talk more about it next.

John Hynes on Tomasino: "Phil Tomasino, he is a very talented guy, very motivated, very mature for his age, which is important for the many things that surround the game, everything that is important for a young player needs to play in the NHL. I had the opportunity in New Jersey to work with some young players, some more mature, and ready to I think Tomasino is a guy who has a lot of potential."

Note in the video below how he always seeks transition, his speed and dominance, how he always works with his head held high. (Tomasino # 26)


Despite Philip Tomasino's resounding success, Eeli Tolvanen is still our best boy, quite a sniper. Before arriving in America last season, the first round pick of NHL Draft 2017, still playing the KHL for Jokerit, our boy had more freedom of play as to its main characteristics and broke records there. In the Milwaukee previous season, he was unable to establish the same numbers, but simply because his potential is not a secret, so to become a more complete player, he had to adapt to the new game situations, as defensively or board work by example. Today, everyone praises his growth as an athlete in a broad sense. Participating more in transitions and play creations, improved his ice board work which was not good and he has a such better game vision. Despite not reaching the number of goals he expects, he ended this short AHL season as Milwaukee's second scorer and fourth in points. He will be loaned to Jokerit again until the start of Training Camp, when he returns to activities with us. Another name that Poile keeps saying he will be part of our roster next season.

We can clearly see all of his sniper potential and his speed of reasoning for shooting every shot, his fatal wrist-shoot and one-timer, looking for better position to puck control for the best shot. (Tolvanen #11)


This is the defender that most calls my attention and is not today. Since the time he played alongside Dante Fabbro two seasons ago, Farrance has only progressed and become the best player on the BU Terriers team. Farrance has always been somewhat underestimated, but he has always fulfilled his role as a defender in many game situations by showing a lot of intelligence. In the previous season, without Dante Fabbro, he became the team's top defenseman and started showing offensive progress and was the defender with the most points for the Terriers. This season he took over the collegiate team and became the captain and in addition, the team scorer and defender with the most points in the league, registering 43P 14G 29A in just 34 games, scoring frequently in power play, all in one mediocre Terriers team. For this se