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ST. Markus Hannikainen Jersey . CATHARINES, Ont. - Dylan Strome is Connor McDavids teammate and the No. 2 centre for the Erie Otters. Hes also the No. 2 scorer in the Ontario Hockey League.Hes not chopped liver, Otters owner and general manager Sherry Bassin said in a recent interview. Everybody is talking about this other guy, and hes fine with it. ... He never talks about himself, he does his talking on the ice.Already the younger brother of 2011 No. 5 pick Ryan Strome, Dylan doesnt mind McDavids shadow and is building an impressive resume in his own right. Strome is expected to follow McDavid up to the stage on NHL draft day this June as a potential top-10 pick.Listed seventh on International Scouting Services mid-season rankings, Strome is one of 40 players in St. Catharines, Ont., this week for Thursday nights CHL top prospects game. Behind McDavid, Boston University centre Jack Eichel and Boston College defenceman Noah Hanifin, Strome is competing with fellow top prospects Lawson Crouse and Mitchell Marner for a top-five spot.I like Strome: Hes got a lot of offensive upside to his game, good size, lots of potential for down the road, ISS Hockey scouting director Dennis MacInnis said. The one thing hes got to work on is his skating because its not explosive. Hes very dangerous on the power play, but hes got to work on his skating.Strome knows skating is his biggest deficiency and is working tirelessly to improve it. Over the past four summers the Mississauga, Ont., native trained with former Toronto Maple Leafs skating coach Dawn Braid a couple of times a week.Braid, who previously worked with Ryan Strome and now-New York Islanders teammate John Tavares, said Dylan has improved remarkably from when he started training with her at age 13.Dylan was doing a lot of growing from when he first started, Braid said in a phone interview Tuesday. In combination with his work ethic off the ice getting stronger, thats obviously helped. Hes still young and from my experience working with players, even if you take his brother Ryan or you take John Tavares, when they were 18, 19, they still were like where Dylan is today.In other words, a work in progress. During the OHL season, Strome tries to copy the principles Braid teaches over to every drill in practice.Its kind of just remembering what she taught me in the summer and constantly reminding myself what she told me, like where I move my arms and the position of my stride, Strome said earlier this season. If you can remember that, youre going to generally get faster.Dylan said brother Ryan, whos in his first full NHL season with the Islanders after playing 37 games last year, is definitely faster. But hes also four years older.At the next level, I need to get a lot faster, Strome said. Obviously strength, that comes with time and throughout the summers and stuff. But I think my speed definitely needs to get better if I ever want to play at the next level.Erie coach Kris Knoblauch sees skating as the only real weak part of Stromes game. And he doesnt consider it a problem that will linger for much longer.I think hes got a stride that just is continually going to get better, Knoblauch said. Hes one of those guys whos 17, hes a tall, gangly guy, but as he gets stronger I think hes going to be an excellent all-around skater.Strome is already a dominant, point-producing junior hockey player. His 80 points on 28 goals and 52 assists are second in the OHL to Marner of the London Knights, and he helped keep the Otters afloat when McDavid missed time with a broken right hand and then the world juniors.Its nice to see him coming along, said Braid, who believes Strome has developed better body control, posture and skating on his edges. We always knew he was a talented player and sometimes they were questioning his skating. And I think over the next few years, if Dylan sticks with it, when that strength side of it comes in, when he matures physically, I think the games will be huge.If Strome ever needs motivation to keep working harder with Braid on his skating, he can look at what Tavares accomplished.It definitely gives you a confidence boost when you see a guy that wasnt maybe the greatest skater at the minor-midget level and the first year in the OHL become one of the most dominant skaters in the NHL, Strome said Tuesday at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines. Thats what he is now. In my eyes hes one of the best skaters in the league.Strome flourishes on the power play and at even strength. Basically anywhere he can find teammates for goals.I love having the puck on my stick, and I love dishing for chances and I love creating opportunities, he said.Most offensive-minded players do. But the six-foot-three 187-pounder looks like he could round into a prototypical NHL centre. Knoblauch said he believes Strome can be a top-two centre at that level.Hes incredibly smart, hes very competitive, Knoblauch said. Hes naturally more of a playmaker than a goal-scorer, not that he cant score goals, but hes excellent setting up his teammates.So excellent that he could tie or surpass his brother as the highest draft pick in his family. Dylan and Ryan rib each other about that, but an older brothers advice in a draft year is a little more serious.Ryan Strome has told Dylan to stay even-keeled amid the uncertainty.He tells me ... Its a long season, its a long next couple years. You dont know whats going to happen. Its a long summer, its a long winter, Dylan Strome said. He just said if you play your hardest every game, someones going to like you in the draft.___Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Columbus Blue Jackets Jerseys .J. Hardy finally got in on the fun Saturday, against a likely opponent. Ryan Murray Jersey . As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. The Spurs signed Parker to a multi-year contract extension on Friday, ensuring that the six-time All-Star point guard will be in the fold whether Duncan and Ginobili are able to continue their careers or not. . The 17-year-old had four goals and four assists in 38 games for Liberec in the Czech pro league this past season. Zacha had three goals and two assists in seven games at the world mens under-18 championship in April when the Czech Republic took the silver medal.CARROLL GOES FOR THIRD PLATE WITH AMIS HOLIDAY Trainer Josie Carroll, who has already won two Queens Plates (Edenwold in 2006, Inglorious in 2011), will try for a third one on Sunday with Ivan Dalos homebred Amis Holiday. Aboard will be Luis Contreras, who teamed with Carroll to win not only the Plate, but the Woodbine Oaks with the filly Inglorious. Amis Holiday, a son of Harlans Holiday-Victorious Ami, has only started twice this year, finishing a good fourth to Mr. Speaker in the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland on April 19, before a troubled third, just a neck behind the disqualified winner and Plate rival Asserting Bear, in the Marine Stakes at Woodbine on May 25. "It was a great effort," said Carroll, about the Marine. "But it was a disappointing race because the horse didnt get a clean trip and show what he could do. That was a little troubling." About the Lexington, "He ran a tremendous race. For the amount of time hed been off, I was very impressed with what he did." Last year, Amis Holiday broke his maiden at first asking and then stepped up to stakes company and promptly won the Grade 3 Grey. That effort made him the 3-5 choice to win the rich Coronation Futurity but he endured a difficult trip, ending up fifth before being disqualified. Since the Marine, Amis Holiday has been busy with four solid works, including a sharp five furlong breeze in 59 3/5 seconds last Sunday. "Hes just a very nice, very easy horse to train. He does everything you ask him to." About the Plate, Carroll, who is also the only female conditioner to ever win the race, added, "Its a big field and this horse has already had a couple of troubled trips. He just really needs a clean trip. Hes coming up to the race in really good order. Hes bred to go a distance. Everythings right about him. Now we just have to see if things work out on the day." ONE DESTINY ON EDGE, BUT SET FOR RACE One Destiny is still touch and go to make the final field for Sundays Queens Plate, but hes been training like hes ready to run a career race. The son of Dance to Destiny is currently ranked 16th on a list of 16 horses (by purse earnings) expected to start in the 155th edition of the 1 -mile event. If two more horses do enter, One Destiny could be on the outside looking in as a maximum of 17 are allowed in the gate for the race. Trainer Alec Fehr, who also owns a piece of the Ontario-bred with Winston Penny, knows the potential storyline. "Are we going to get in? Were kind of on the edge, arent we?" he wondered. The answer to the first question will be answered definitively on Thursday morning at the breakfast draw for the race. But on Monday, Fehr spoke assuredly about the current condition of the horse, who has one win in three 2014 starts. "Hes doing really fine," Fehr said. "He had a really nice work (on Sunday; a bullet five furlongs in :59, breezing)). Scott Harrington Jersey. Hes come out of the work in good order and very sharp today. All is well." Fehr says his tactical speed will serve the horse well. "If you look at his races, he really didnt get to run in any of his three races. Hes got any kind of speed. He can be a six-furlong horse or a mile and a quarter horse. He can be wherever in a race, but Id like to be close to the front (in the Plate)." Justin Stein, who won the 2012 Queens Plate aboard Strait of Dover, gets the call on Sunday. RHYTHM BLUES LOOKS TO ORCHESTRATE PLATE WIN NO. 3 FOR GONZALEZ Will this years edition of the Queens Plate be the same old song for two-time winning trainer Nick Gonzalez? In 2010, it was Big Red Mike who stepped up to the mike for Gonzalez and hit No. 1 on the Plate chart. Last year, it was Midnight Aria who had the veteran horseman humming a winning Queens Plate tune. This year, hes hoping Rhythm Blues will take centre stage in front of a packed house in the "Gallop for the Guineas." "My one thought all along is that he would get better the more he raced," said Gonzalez, of the chestnut son of Tale of the Cat. "His speed figures have gone up each time. I thought he ran a credible race in the Plate Trial (Rhythm Blues was fourth to We Miss Artie in the 1 1/8-mile Plate prep on June 15). He can still get better and hopefully, he is at his best on the big day." Sporting a record of one win, one second and two thirds from eight starts, the Hillsbrook Farms silk-bearer has raced at Delaware, Parx, Gulfstream Park and Keeneland, with his past two efforts coming at Woodbine. "Hes a stalker, not a speed horse," offered Gonzalez. "I dont see him being too far out of it. He isnt afraid to be in the mix, inside, outside, wherever. Weve had good fortune on two occasions to win this race. Hopefully, we can have some luck again this time." 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