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by Paul on 09/20/10 at 09:59 PM ET
from Craig Custance of The Sporting News,
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has high hopes for the development of his young team and wants to send every signal to prospects in the organization that a job is theirs to be had.
“We’re not looking at (veteran tryouts). We really want to give the opportunity to the players in our organization. I don’t want to muddy the waters,” Armstrong told Sporting News. “Right now, we’ve given them the opportunity to know they’re coming into training camp with spots to earn and I don’t want to take that away from them.”
Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is ready to seize that opportunity.
Last week, Pietrangelo wrapped up his third prospects tournament in Traverse City. He did it in an impressive way, scoring a goal on a big shot from the point in what should be the 20-year-old’s final game as a prospect in northern Michigan.
Talk to enough people and consensus becomes clear that the 6-3 Pietrangelo is the most NHL-ready of any player in the tournament. And really, he should be.
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