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Prospects take bite out of Philly, cheesesteak style

by Adam Kimelman | / Colorado Avalanche

PHILADELPHIA -- The top 2014 NHL Draft prospects continued their tour of Philadelphia with a stop for some pictures at Love Park, and then it was off to local culinary landmark Geno's for cheesesteaks.

All six prospects got steaks, some "wiz wit" -- local slang for with cheese wiz -- while others went "wit out." All, however, gave two thumbs up to their meal.

"Let all the people in Philadelphia know that I love cheesesteaks," Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad said.

The players also got an inside look at Geno's, and Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart worked the grill and helped prepare a few sandwiches.

Next is a trip to Citizens Bank Park for batting practice prior to the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Miami Marlins.

All the players said it was the thing they were looking forward to the most.

A poll of the prospects made Sarnia Sting defenseman Anthony DeAngelo the favorite to reach the seats.

"Tony is the American," Oshawa Generals left wing Michael Dal Colle said. "Got to pick him."

DeAngelo also picked himself, but he wasn't overly confident.

"I haven't played baseball in a long time," he said. "I just hope I foul a few off."

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