Prospects with the Best Chance to Shine at 2013-14 Training Camps

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Prospects with the Best Chance to Shine at 2013-14 Training Camps
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An often overlooked facet of NHL prospect development occurs before the regular season even begins. Talk to any youngster before playing their first game in the best pro hockey league in the world and you'll hear them say the same type of thing.

That hitting that clean sheet of ice with an NHL logo in the center circle with thousands of people going bananas is a dream come true.

Before these prospects can shine during a six-game road trip or give his new roommate a hard time about his pre-game rituals, they need to have a successful training camp. Moreover, there must be room on the roster for the prospect.

In today's NHL the opportunity to succeed is almost more important than the ability to do so.

All stats appear courtesy of Hockeydb.com unless otherwise noted.

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