From the Caps:
"A total of 68 players will be on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in the upcoming weeks for the 2007 Washington Capitals rookie camp and training camp, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
"Thirty rookies will participate in rookie camp, which begins this Saturday, Sept. 8, and runs through Wednesday, Sept. 12, when the rookies travel to Philadelphia to scrimmage the Flyers’ rookies.
"Training camp begins Friday, Sept. 14 when 38 veterans – 24 of whom saw action for the Capitals last season – will join selected rookies to get ready for the upcoming 2007-08 NHL season. In between practices and off-ice workout sessions, the Capitals will play seven preseason games before camp wraps up with the Caps Care Golf Tournament on Monday, Oct. 1.
"The public is welcome to attend every practice, free of charge, beginning Saturday, Sept. 8."
The full rosters for the rookie and full camps can be found here (note that some rookies will be hanging around for the full camp, but are only listed under the rookie camp roster).
Since Finley has another year (or two) of college, his commitments at UND probably preclude him from being here.
Osala is the other most notable omission, likely due to his decision to sign and play over in Finland.
because youre not allowed if youre a college player, or because he might have obligations with the team? because there are others in college who will be at camp, right?
Finley could attend (of course, he'd have to pay his own way as he is still an amateur), but my guess is he has team commitments at North Dakota.
Incidentally, I don't think there's a single current collegian on that roster.
correct, all 10 CHL Caps prospects are on the roster, but none of the NCAA players or players retaining NCAA eligibility are on the roster...for a few reasons...1) for many, if not all, playing NCAA hockey, the fall college semester has started; 2) USHL camps have started; 3) the point has been made, but the NCAA players have to follow strict rules to retain eligibility...it was great to see so many of them this summer at the development camp, but it is not a surprise that they are not at rookie camp given they'd have to pay their own way.
Impressive list even without the NCAA prospects. Nice to see so many of the Bears AHL contract players invited, too.
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