Hey Bulls Fans,
It’s been a hectic past month or so. Between board of governor’s meetings, recruiting players and heading home for a bit, it’s nice to return to the office and get back to the grind because the 2013-14 season will be here before you know it.
Most recently, I just returned from the Sharks Prospects Camp down at their practice facility in San Jose. With our seasons overlapping it’s a rare opportunity for me to take a look at a bunch of the Sharks’ young prospects. These are guys that are still in college or juniors or playing with Worcester last season.
One guy in particular that I was watching closely was ex-Bull Daniil Tarasov. You could tell from the start he had a lot of talent, but he was young, just 21, so it took him a bit of time to find his game, and finally did with the Bulls, finishing with 14 points in 17 games. After the lockout ended, he became one of Worcester’s best forwards and climbed up the depth charts.
At the prospects camp yesterday he really showed how quickly he has matured as a player. In the scrimmage, he moved the puck well, showed his speed and chipped in with three points, including two goals, one was the game-winner in overtime.
He’ll be invited to the Sharks’ main camp before the season and if he continues to shine, sometime next season you could see Tarasov in a San Jose uniform. It shows how good our league is and how good these players are. One year you can be in the ECHL and the next the NHL. It’s great to see the players move up to the next level and ultimately the top level.
Also at the prospects camp are the Bulls’ equipment manager, Corby Antropik and athletic trainer, Osama Kassab. They were invited to help the Sharks’ staff. Just like the players, they too are looking to move up to the next level. Our relationship with San Jose over the past year has been excellent and we hope that it continues to grow for years to come.
It will be exciting to see which of our players this season makes the jump to the next level and then ultimately the NHL.
Go Bulls Go!