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Friday 3/7

QMJHL

Gatineau defeated Rouyn-Noranda 4-3

Anthony Brodeur G: DNP

 

OHL

Windsor lost to Erie 6-1

Ben Johnson LW: Goal, E

 

North Bay defeated Mississauga 4-0

Ben Thomson LW: Goal, +2

 

Kingston defeated Oshawa 6-2

Ryan Kujawinski C: Goal (PP), Assist (SH), +1, 2 PIM (Goalie Interference)

 

WHL

Swift Current lost to Red Deer 4-1

Graham Black C: Goal, -2, 2 PIM (Tripping)

 

NCAA

Wisconsin defeated Penn State 4-2

Joe Faust D: E, 2 Shots

 

Ohio State lost to Minnesota 5-1

Curtis Gedig D: E, 1 Shot, 1 Block

 

North Dakota defeated Western Michigan 2-0

Derek Rodwell RW: E, 6 Shots

 

Miami lost to Denver 5-2

Blake Coleman C: 2 Goals (1 PP), -1, 5 Shots, 4/9 Faceoffs* 3rd Star

 

-- D Nolan Zajac: Goal, Assist, +3, 2 PIM, 2 Shots...35 GP 4-16-20, +2, 18 PIM, 39 Shots

 

Michigan Tech lost to Minnesota State 3-0

Blake Pietila F: E, 1 Shot, 12/19 Faceoffs

 

ECAC 1st Round (Best of 3)

Harvard lost to Yale 4-0 (Trail Series 1-0)

Alex Kerfoot F: -1, 2 Shots, 6/10 Faceoffs

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Saturday 3/8

QMJHL

Gatineau lost to Val-d'Or 5-2

Anthony Brodeur G: 11 Saves on 12 Shots in 31:48 (Replaced Steeves)

 

WHL

Swift Current defeated Lethbridge 5-3

Graham Black C: 2 Goals, +1* 2nd Star

 

-- Current streak: 4 goals and 11 assists in his last 8 games.

 

Kelowna defeated Tri-City 7-0

Damon Severson D: Goal, Assist, +3, 2 PIM (Hooking)

Myles Bell RW: DNP (Upper Body Injury)

 

-- Severson now up to 15 goals and 45 assists in 61 games.

 

NCAA

Wisconsin defeated Penn State 3-2 (OT)

Joe Faust D: Assist (on GWG), +1, 1 Shot, 1 Block

 

Ohio State tied Minnesota 2-2

Curtis Gedig D: -1, 3 Shots, 2 Blocks

 

North Dakota lost to Western Michigan 2-1

Derek Rodwell RW: E, 2 PIM (Elbowing), 3 Shots

 

Miami defeated Denver 2-1

Blake Coleman C: 2 Goals, +2, 2 PIM (Slashing), 10 Shots, 2 Blocks, 2/6 Faceoffs* 1st Star

 

-- Coleman has 8 goals in his 6 games since returning from his collarbone injury. In 23 games he has 18 goals and 6 assists this year (EV 12-5-17, PP 6-1-7).

 

Michigan Tech tied Minnesota State 1-1

Blake Pietila F: E, 3 Shots, 9/24 Faceoffs

 

ECAC 1st Round (Best of 3)

Harvard lost to Yale 2-1 (Lose Series 2-0)

Alex Kerfoot F: DNP (Injured left arm and left last night's game)

 

-- Harvard's season is over and they won't be going to the NCAA Tournament. 

-- Kerfoot's Final Stats: 25 GP 8-6-14, E, 8 PIM, 40 Shots...EV 5-2-7, PP 3-4-7, 11 Primary Points

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Wondering if the Devils are trying to get a handle on whether Bell makes Gelinas expendable. They seem to have a similar skill set (big shots that are useful on the powerplay) and substituting Bell for Gelinas would tend to alleviate the D log jam.

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Wondering if the Devils are trying to get a handle on whether Bell makes Gelinas expendable. They seem to have a similar skill set (big shots that are useful on the powerplay) and substituting Bell for Gelinas would tend to alleviate the D log jam. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

I thought about this a few years ago. I will wait to see how accurate Bell's shot is from the point. I would rather a 4th liner also used as a PP specialist than a defensmen.

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Blake Coleman has 18 goals in 23 games, if you translate that to NHL that is a .3 scoring rate which is a 20+ goal scorer at the moment. 

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Sunday 3/9
OHL
Windsor lost to Sault Ste. Marie 5-1
Ben Johnson LW: E, 2 PIM (Slashing)
Season: 56 GP 25-25-50, +18, 28 PIM
 
North Bay defeated Sudbury 4-1
Ben Thomson LW: E, 5 PIM (Fighting)
Season: 52 GP 26-15-41, +9, 90 PIM
 
Kingston defeated Mississauga 5-3
Ryan Kujawinski C: 2 Goals, Assist, +3* 1st Star
Season: 41 GP 21-17-38, +4, 35 PIM
 
-- Kujawinski has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 2 games.

 

 

Blake Coleman has 18 goals in 23 games, if you translate that to NHL that is a .3 scoring rate which is a 20+ goal scorer at the moment. 

He's had a great Jr year and is 22, do you think he goes pro or returns for his Sr year?

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Sunday 3/9
OHL
Windsor lost to Sault Ste. Marie 5-1
Ben Johnson LW: E, 2 PIM (Slashing)
Season: 56 GP 25-25-50, +18, 28 PIM
 
North Bay defeated Sudbury 4-1
Ben Thomson LW: E, 5 PIM (Fighting)
Season: 52 GP 26-15-41, +9, 90 PIM
 
Kingston defeated Mississauga 5-3
Ryan Kujawinski C: 2 Goals, Assist, +3* 1st Star
Season: 41 GP 21-17-38, +4, 35 PIM
 
-- Kujawinski has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 2 games.

 

 

He's had a great Jr year and is 22, do you think he goes pro or returns for his Sr year?

 

Is Coleman's conference competitive? 

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Is Coleman's conference competitive? 

It seems to be one of the better conferences. He plays in the newly formed NCHC which sort of replaced the now defunct CCHA (6 ex WCHA teams, 2 ex CCHA teams). It seems like a solid conference with St. Cloud St and North Dakota ranked in the top 10 nationally and with Nebraska Omaha just outside the top 20 for the USCHO.com poll. Both St. Cloud State and North Dakota are in the top 10 for the USA Today Poll. In terms of the Pairwise rankings 6 of the 8 NCHC teams are within the top 26. Miami is 40th in the Pairwise rankings and finished last in the NCHC standings and will have to take on St. Cloud State in the NCHC Quarterfinals so his season is likely to end this upcoming weekend.

 

Interesting stats: Miami is 10-11-2 when Coleman plays and just 2-8-1 without him. They are 6-4-1 when he scores and just 6-15-2 when he doesn't so it seems like he's a real difference maker for them.

 

To compare it to a weak conference, Pietila is in the restructured WCHA and they have just 3 teams in the top 25 for the Pairwise rankings.

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It seems to be one of the better conferences. He plays in the newly formed NCHC which sort of replaced the now defunct CCHA (6 ex WCHA teams, 2 ex CCHA teams). It seems like a solid conference with St. Cloud St and North Dakota ranked in the top 10 nationally and with Nebraska Omaha just outside the top 20 for the USCHO.com poll. Both St. Cloud State and North Dakota are in the top 10 for the USA Today Poll. In terms of the Pairwise rankings 6 of the 8 NCHC teams are within the top 26. Miami is 40th in the Pairwise rankings and finished last in the NCHC standings and will have to take on St. Cloud State in the NCHC Quarterfinals so his season is likely to end this upcoming weekend.

Interesting stats: Miami is 10-11-2 when Coleman plays and just 2-8-1 without him. They are 6-4-1 when he scores and just 6-15-2 when he doesn't so it seems like he's a real difference maker for them.

To compare it to a weak conference, Pietila is in the restructured WCHA and they have just 3 teams in the top 25 for the Pairwise rankings.

Wow that's awesome then. Being on a weak team in a strong conference and putting up those numbers is nothing to sneeze at

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Coleman's at 4+ shots a game which is nice but you just never know with this kind of career.  

 

4th line/PP specialists don't exist anymore and I'm not sure they ever did.

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It seems to be one of the better conferences. He plays in the newly formed NCHC which sort of replaced the now defunct CCHA (6 ex WCHA teams, 2 ex CCHA teams). It seems like a solid conference with St. Cloud St and North Dakota ranked in the top 10 nationally and with Nebraska Omaha just outside the top 20 for the USCHO.com poll. Both St. Cloud State and North Dakota are in the top 10 for the USA Today Poll. In terms of the Pairwise rankings 6 of the 8 NCHC teams are within the top 26. Miami is 40th in the Pairwise rankings and finished last in the NCHC standings and will have to take on St. Cloud State in the NCHC Quarterfinals so his season is likely to end this upcoming weekend.

 

Interesting stats: Miami is 10-11-2 when Coleman plays and just 2-8-1 without him. They are 6-4-1 when he scores and just 6-15-2 when he doesn't so it seems like he's a real difference maker for them.

 

To compare it to a weak conference, Pietila is in the restructured WCHA and they have just 3 teams in the top 25 for the Pairwise rankings.

 

Miami score 2.82 goals per game, Coleman scores .78 goals per game. I don't believe he has anything left to prove in college, yes I believe he signs.

Coleman's at 4+ shots a game which is nice but you just never know with this kind of career.  

 

4th line/PP specialists don't exist anymore and I'm not sure they ever did.

Yea he probably still projects as a 3rd liner if he makes it.

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I just received The Hockey News's Future Watch.

 

We have 3 prospects in the top 75.

 

Stefan Matteau: 34th Overall on 75.

Steve Santini : 67th Overall on 75.

Damon Severson : 71st Overall on 75.

 

Our top 10 prospects are : 

1. Matteau

2. Santini

3. Severson

4. Boucher

5. Kinkaid

6. Black

7. Scarlett

8. Pietila

9. Wedgewood

10. Kujawinski

 

And the top 10 prospects in the league are :

 

1. Jonathan Drouin - C (Tampa Bay)

2. John Gibson - G (Anaheim)

3. Teuvo Teravainen - C (Chicago)

4. Filip Forsberg - LW (Nashville)

5. Ryan Strome - C (NY Islanders)

6. Evgeny Kuznetsov - C (Washington)

7. Rasmus Ristolainen - D (Buffalo (Gold Medal OT Winner in The WJC) )

8. Nikita Zadorov - D (Buffalo)

9. Alexander Wennberg - C (Columbus)

10. Anthony Mantha - RW (Detroit)

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Tuesday 3/11
QMJHL
Gatineau defeated Blainville-Boisbriand 2-1 (OT)
Anthony Brodeur G: DNP
Season: 28 GP 12-11-0, 2.89 GAA, .887 SV%, 2 SO

OHL
Kingston defeated Ottawa 4-2
Ryan Kujawinski C: Goal, +1
Season: 42 GP 22-17-39, +5, 35 PIM

-- Kujawinski has 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games.

WHL
Kelowna lost to Victoria 3-2
Damon Severson D: E, 2 PIM (Roughing)
Season: 62 GP 15-45-60, +47, 63 PIM

Myles Bell RW: -3, 7 PIM (Fighting, High Sticking)
Season: 66 GP 41-33-74, +23, 47 PIM

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I just received The Hockey News's Future Watch.

 

We have 3 prospects in the top 75.

 

Stefan Matteau: 34th Overall on 75.

Steve Santini : 67th Overall on 75.

Damon Severson : 71st Overall on 75.

 

Our top 10 prospects are : 

1. Matteau

2. Santini

3. Severson

4. Boucher

5. Kinkaid

6. Black

7. Scarlett

8. Pietila

9. Wedgewood

10. Kujawinski

Thanks for posting! Interesting that they have Santini and Severson ranked so close together. If I was to change anything on that list I'd move Kinkaid down and not include Wedgewood. Maybe even find a way to slip Coleman in there.

 

It's no secret that Wedgewood and Clermont have both had disappointing pro careers and Kinkaid has slipped as of late. I just wrote this post on potential undrafted free agent goalies from the NCAA and CHL. Ideally I'd like to see the Devils cut Clermont loose and move Wedgewood back to the ECHL and let the new guy battle it out with Kinkaid for playing time next year. A couple of guys that I have my eye on from that post:

 

Joel Rumpel (Wisconsin) Season Age: 22, JR, 6'3, 185

2013-14: 24 GP 18-4-1, 1.83 GAA, .937 SV%, 2 SO

Career SV%: .928 SV% in 79 GP

Colin Stevens (Union) Season Age: 20, JR, 6'2, 175

2013-14: 28 GP 20-4-2, 2.02 GAA, .927 SV%, 5 SO

Career SV%: .925 SV% in 51 GP

C.J. Motte (Ferris State) Season Age: 22, JR, 6'0, 190

2013-14: 34 GP 24-7-3, 2.28 GAA, .925 SV%, 3 SO

Career SV%: .926 SV% in 81 GP

Jake Hildebrand (Michigan State) Season Age: 20, SO, 5'11, 183

2013-14: 30 GP 8-14-7, 2.41 GAA, .925 SV%, 2 SO

Career SV%: .927 SV% in 59 GP

-- Attended 2013 New Jersey Devils Prospect Camp and has carried a bad MSU team for 2 years.

Casey DeSmith (New Hampshire) Season Age: 22, JR, 6'0, 180

2013-14: 32 GP 17-14-0, 2.34 GAA, .922 SV%, 2 SO

Career SV%: .924 SV% in 92 GP

Franky Palazzese (Sudbury) Season Age: 20, 6'1, 160

2013-14: 58 GP 27-21-2-7, 2.92 GAA, .918 SV%, 5 SO

Career SV%: .914 SV% in 173 GP

-- Rocky start to his OHL career but over the last 3 years he has a .921 SV% in 137 GP.

Eetu Laurikainen (Swift Current) Season Age: 21, 6'0, 185

2013-14: 51 GP 23-20-1-5, 2.86 GAA, .916 SV%, 4 SO

Career SV%: .919 SV% in 111 GP

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Wednesday 3/12
OHL
Kingston lost to Barrie 7-5
Ryan Kujawinski C: -2
Season: 43 GP 22-17-39, +2, 35 PIM

WHL
Swift Current defeated Saskatoon 6-5
Graham Black C: Goal, 3 Assists (1 PP), -1* 3rd Star
Season: 67 GP 34-61-95, +17, 43 PIM

-- 9 game scoring streak: 5 goals and 14 assists.
-- 4th in assists in the WHL.

Kelowna defeated Kamloops 4-1
Damon Severson D: +1
Season: 63 GP 15-45-60, +48, 63 PIM

Myles Bell RW: -1, 2 PIM (Hooking)
Season: 67 GP 41-33-74, +22, 49 PIM

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Now that the Devils have a first-round pick, I have seen a lot of mock drafts predict that the Devils select a player by the name of Anthony DeAngelo. Any of the prospect guys know if this is a valid possibility and/or who this guy is?

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Now that the Devils have a first-round pick, I have seen a lot of mock drafts predict that the Devils select a player by the name of Anthony DeAngelo. Any of the prospect guys know if this is a valid possibility and/or who this guy is?

I hope not. DeAngelo is a Jersey kid but is a small (5'11, 167) offensive defenseman who struggles defensively and has been suspended twice this season for violating the OHL's harassment, abuse, and diversity policy. He was one of the last cuts from team USA for the WJC this year.

Even without the off the ice issues, the Devils have a ton of depth and quality at D and they don't need a kid that can't play in his own end.

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Haha, mock drafts.  

 

As for goalie, even though Kinkaid hasn't had a great year in the AHL he's doing okay and I'd be okay with him on the big team next year.  If they need a guy at the deadline they can deal for a backup goaltender but other than that, I'd like to see Wedgewood in the A with another goalie prospect.  I don't know why a goalie prospect would sign here, though.

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I hope not. DeAngelo is a Jersey kid but is a small (5'11, 167) offensive defenseman who struggles defensively and has been suspended twice this season for violating the OHL's harassment, abuse, and diversity policy. He was one of the last cuts from team USA for the WJC this year.

Even without the off the ice issues, the Devils have a ton of depth and quality at D and they don't need a kid that can't play in his own end.

 

i wonder if he's one of those Van Riemsdyk /Ryan losers who grew up rooting for the Rags or Flyers

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i wonder if he's one of those Van Riemsdyk /Ryan losers who grew up rooting for the Rags or Flyers

Probably. Too many of those types of douchebags populating our state.

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Haha, mock drafts.  

 

As for goalie, even though Kinkaid hasn't had a great year in the AHL he's doing okay and I'd be okay with him on the big team next year.  If they need a guy at the deadline they can deal for a backup goaltender but other than that, I'd like to see Wedgewood in the A with another goalie prospect.  I don't know why a goalie prospect would sign here, though.

 

I think more and more that Marty is coming back next year, especially if he somehow stops pucks at a .910 rate or better for the rest of the season.   

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I think more and more that Marty is coming back next year, especially if he somehow stops pucks at a .910 rate or better for the rest of the season.   

 

Kiss Cory goodbye if that happens. The loyalty and respect Lou is giving is unprecedented in the sports landscape. Maybe Jeter with the Yankees, but he is retiring at a fine age and not handicapping the organization (hard to handicap the Yankees, anyway). We'll never know what would happen if Jeter wanted to keep playing.

 

But if Brodeur keeps winning, he'll say all the same things he said during the 2012 playoff run. And like the deadline, I don't think many teams will be interested. He had some leverage in 2012, but that won't happen this time around. It's just up to Lou to say no thank you. I don't see that ever happening.

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Kiss Cory goodbye if that happens. The loyalty and respect Lou is giving is unprecedented in the sports landscape. Maybe Jeter with the Yankees, but he is retiring at a fine age and not handicapping the organization (hard to handicap the Yankees, anyway). We'll never know what would happen if Jeter wanted to keep playing.

 

But if Brodeur keeps winning, he'll say all the same things he said during the 2012 playoff run. And like the deadline, I don't think many teams will be interested. He had some leverage in 2012, but that won't happen this time around. It's just up to Lou to say no thank you. I don't see that ever happening.

 

You never know.  I mean he did pretty much get rid of Pando, White and Madden pretty quickly when they were showing to be more and more useless.  I know they are not on the same level as Marty but Lou has done it before.

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Kiss Cory goodbye if that happens. The loyalty and respect Lou is giving is unprecedented in the sports landscape. Maybe Jeter with the Yankees, but he is retiring at a fine age and not handicapping the organization (hard to handicap the Yankees, anyway). We'll never know what would happen if Jeter wanted to keep playing.

 

But if Brodeur keeps winning, he'll say all the same things he said during the 2012 playoff run. And like the deadline, I don't think many teams will be interested. He had some leverage in 2012, but that won't happen this time around. It's just up to Lou to say no thank you. I don't see that ever happening.

 

Lou can give Schneider 36 to 42 million reasons to play at least 50 games next year, and then 65-75 games a year for the next five or six years after that.  Believe it or not, most of these guys don't have the fragile egos that you just seem to assume they must have. 

 

And in fact, Lou can very easily determine whether Schneider signing an extension is being put in jeapordy, by simply offering him that amount of money once the season ends, if it hasn't happened already.  If an older Ryan Miller can bring the return that he did, I can only imagine what Lou would get for a much younger Schneider, where the team trading for Schneider will have a distinct advantage in re-signing him, because he'll be young enough where an 8 year deal would make sense.

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