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2013-14 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

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I doubt Lou let's Cory walk but even so there are some decent goaltenders available via ufa in 2015 and as we know a lot can change with a roster in 2 years. Just look at where we were 2 years ago.

 

At this juncture, you have to assume that significant goal scoring that can let you get away with having a "decent" goalie is far off.  In fact, it'll probably get worse before it gets better since almost all of the players you can count on to score goals are some of the oldest guys on the team.   

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At this juncture, you have to assume that significant goal scoring that can let you get away with having a "decent" goalie is far off. In fact, it'll probably get worse before it gets better since almost all of the players you can count on to score goals are some of the oldest guys on the team.

I think that deboers system will allow decent goaltenders to keep us in games. When your only giving up 20 shots a game decent goaltending should cut it.

Also there are plenty of quality forwards who are scheduled to be ufa in the next 2 years. Again, did you think last year hat we would be without kovy and have Ryder Brunner clowe and jagr in this team? A lot can change in 2 years plus we obviously have some defensive assets to trade if need be.

Again though i think this is all moot since Lou will probably make sure Cory is here long term.

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Anyway this is the Albany thread and has gotten off-track.  Kinkaid is showing signs of improvement, here's hoping he can maintain a .920 SV% this year.  Wedgewood's year is probably sunk unless one of the goalies up here gets hurt and he gets a bunch of starts - it's going to be hard for him to get over .900 given his start.

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Anyway this is the Albany thread and has gotten off-track.  Kinkaid is showing signs of improvement, here's hoping he can maintain a .920 SV% this year.  Wedgewood's year is probably sunk unless one of the goalies up here gets hurt and he gets a bunch of starts - it's going to be hard for him to get over .900 given his start.

 

 

Great point. This and the "Prospect" thread were threads I would go to for updates and discussions on young players who are killing it right now. The headaches of the big club have begun to stink up this thread.

 

Also, Joe Whitney is a little firecracker that I want to see rewarded with a few games in NJ this year, unless he'd be a waiver target (doubt it). I think Whitney would be more useful than Teddy/Brunner as a speed winger and at the very least the kid deserves a few games of NHL Salary for the pts he's putting up in Albany. Go Lil Devs!

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I apologize as it seems my question regarding the goaltending prospects seemed to have thrown us off a bit.

On Whitney- yeah it's surprising he hasn't gotten a shot. If he's not getting a call over sestito and Janssen it seems like he may never get one.

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Does Whitney have a 2 way NHL contract?  I thought he was signed to an AHL deal.  He should get a shot eventually with the big club.  He's numbers have been impressive thus far in Albany.

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Does Whitney have a 2 way NHL contract?  I thought he was signed to an AHL deal.  He should get a shot eventually with the big club.  He's numbers have been impressive thus far in Albany.

 

He signed his first NHL deal this off season. Two years, 2-way.

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I apologize as it seems my question regarding the goaltending prospects seemed to have thrown us off a bit.

On Whitney- yeah it's surprising he hasn't gotten a shot. If he's not getting a call over sestito and Janssen it seems like he may never get one.

 

Back to your goalie prospect question, I think Wedge needs a year or so in the AHL before we know what he is. Goalies take some time to develop (as we see with Kinkaid.) Wedgewood is only 21, and at that age, Kinkaid was still an undrafted college player. From what I've seen, Wedge has got a real solid Carey Price-like style of butterfly in that he stays low, makes a save on his knees, and pops right back up to his feet. He's 6'1 and 190 but looks very compact. He moves from side to side in one smooth motion, again like Price and most butterfly goalies now. As for intangibles, he has a history of coming up big in big games and being able to remain calm in all situations, much like Marty in his prime (which I'm sure is what drew Conte and Lou to him.)

 

 

Kinkaid will be 25 this summer and is just now really showing what he can do, so I think we'll know more where Wedge stands next season or the season after.

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ECHL Wednesday
Elmira lost to Florida 2-1
Maxime Clermont G: 21 Saves on 23 Shots* 3rd Star

ECHL Thursday
Elmira defeated Wheeling 5-2
Maxime Clermont G: 44 Saves on 46 Shots* 1st Star
Season: 9 GP 3-5-1, 3.25 GAA, .898 SV%
 

Nice to see him getting hot in his last 3 starts now that Elmira's starter is out.

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Albany defeated Bridgeport 6-1 for their 5th win in a row. Tedenby led the way with 2 goals and an assist followed by McKelvie with a goal and an assist, and Whitney, Demkov, and Hoeffel each adding a goal. Sislo and Hrabarenka had 2 assists each. Kinkaid stopped 23 of 24 shots. Shots were even at 24 and Albany was 3/6 on the PP and 6/7 on the PK. Tedenby, Kinkaid, and McKelvie were the 3 stars. Here is the gamesheet.



Stats and Streaks:
Keith Kinkaid: 15 GP 11-3-1, 2.03 GAA, .921 SV%, 3 SO
Keith Kinkaid Last 4 Starts: 4-0-0, 1.71 GAA, .941 SV%, 1 SO - stopped 112 of 119 shots
Raman Hrabarenka: 2 goals, 7 assists in last 8 games.
Reece Scarlett: 3 goals, 3 assists in last 6 games.
Artem Demkov: 2 goals, 1 assist in 4 career AHL games.
Mike Sislo: 4 goals, 5 assists in last 6 games.
Joe Whitney: 2 goals, 5 assists in last 5 games.

 

Notes:

Timmins back at practice but timetable to return is still unknown.

Albany signs Demkov to AHL deal.

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Send down all players on 2-way deals to Albany and let's go for the Calder Cup. 

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Nice to see Tedenby have a good game.  I don't see him succeeding with the Devils, but he could possibly succeed with a more run and gun team.  We should call Washington to see if they're interested.

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Albany defeated Hartford 5-2 for their 6th win in a row. Burlon and Demkov led the way with a goal and an assist each, followed by Tedenby, Wohlberg, and Hrabarenka who each added a goal, and Pesonen with 2 assists. Wedgewood stopped 26 of 28 shots. Albany outshot Hartford 32-28 and went 1/8 on the PP and 4/5 on the PK. Pesonen, Burlon, and Wedgewood were the 3 stars. Here is the gamesheet.



Random Season Stats:
Scott Wedgewood: 10 GP 6-4-0, 2.94 GAA, .876 SV%
Raman Hrabarenka: 15 GP 3-9-12, -4, 7 PIM, 10.0 SH%, 2.0 SH/GP
Reece Scarlett: 24 GP 4-6-10, +11, 12 PIM, 10.52 SH%, 1.58 SH/GP
Harri Pesonen: 26 GP 2-9-11, +2, 26 PIM, 3.77 SH%, 2.03 SH/GP
Joe Whitney: 26 GP 10-18-28, +5, 12 PIM, 13.33 SH%, 2.88 SH/GP
Mike Sislo: 22 GP 8-9-17, +5, 12 PIM, 16.66 SH%, 2.18 SH/GP
Stefan Matteau: 25 GP 6-7-13, +1, 35 PIM, 15.0 SH%, 1.6 SH/GP
Artem Demkov: 5 GP 3-2-5, +1, 0 PIM, 25.0 SH%, 2.4 SH/GP
Mattias Tedenby: 2 GP 3-1-4, +2, 0 PIM, 60.0 SH%, 2.5 SH/GP

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Albany defeated Hartford 5-2 for their 6th win in a row. Burlon and Demkov led the way with a goal and an assist each, followed by Tedenby, Wohlberg, and Hrabarenka who each added a goal, and Pesonen with 2 assists. Wedgewood stopped 26 of 28 shots. Albany outshot Hartford 32-28 and went 1/8 on the PP and 4/5 on the PK. Pesonen, Burlon, and Wedgewood were the 3 stars. Here is the gamesheet.

Random Season Stats:

Scott Wedgewood: 10 GP 6-4-0, 2.94 GAA, .876 SV%

Raman Hrabarenka: 15 GP 3-9-12, -4, 7 PIM, 10.0 SH%, 2.0 SH/GP

Reece Scarlett: 24 GP 4-6-10, +11, 12 PIM, 10.52 SH%, 1.58 SH/GP

Harri Pesonen: 26 GP 2-9-11, +2, 26 PIM, 3.77 SH%, 2.03 SH/GP

Joe Whitney: 26 GP 10-18-28, +5, 12 PIM, 13.33 SH%, 2.88 SH/GP

Mike Sislo: 22 GP 8-9-17, +5, 12 PIM, 16.66 SH%, 2.18 SH/GP

Stefan Matteau: 25 GP 6-7-13, +1, 35 PIM, 15.0 SH%, 1.6 SH/GP

Artem Demkov: 5 GP 3-2-5, +1, 0 PIM, 25.0 SH%, 2.4 SH/GP

Mattias Tedenby: 2 GP 3-1-4, +2, 0 PIM, 60.0 SH%, 2.5 SH/GP

Nice pass on the 2 on 1 from Pesonen.

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Tedenby is possibly one of the most frustrating prospects of all time.

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Tedenby is possibly one of the most frustrating prospects of all time.

 

A lot of guys look good in the A but not in the bigs.

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ECHL
Elmira defeated Reading 3-2
Maxime Clermont: 26 Saves on 28 Shots
Season: 10 GP 4-5-1, 3.11 GAA, .901 SV%

-- 3-1 with a 2.01 GAA and .941 SV% since taking over the #1 role due to injury.

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AHL
Albany lost to Binghamton 3-2 in OT but kept their 9 game point streak alive. Timmins also returned to the line up for the 1st time in nearly a month and a half. Pesonen scored twice for the Devils with K. Zajac, Timmins, and Hrabarenka picking up the assist. Kinkaid stopped 26 of 29 shots. Here is the gamesheet.

Stats and Streaks:
Keith Kinkaid: 16 GP 11-4-1, 2.09 GAA, .919 SV%, 3 SO
Harri Pesonen: 2 goals, 2 assists in last 2 games.
Raman Hrabarenka: 3 goals, 7 assists in his 8 game scoring streak.

ECHL Friday
Elmira lost to Cincinnati 5-0
Maxime Clermont: 26 Saves on 31 Shots

ECHL Saturday
Elmira lost to Cincinnati 5-4 (OT)
Maxime Clermont: DNP
Season: 11 GP 4-6-1, 3.30 GAA, .895 SV%

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Albany lost to Bridgeport 4-3. Scoring for the Devils was Pesonen (Hoeffel), Timmins (SH, McKelvie), and Hoeffel (PP, Whitney, Burlon). Wedgewood stopped 22 of 26 shots. Albany was outshot 26-15 and went 1/6 on the PP and 8/11 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

Stats and Streaks:
Scott Wedgewood: 11 GP 6-5-0, 3.05 GAA, .873 SV%
Harri Pesonen: 28 GP 5-9-14, +5, 30 PIM, 8.47 SH%, 2.1 SH/GP
Harri Pesonen: 3 goals, 2 assists in last 3 games.
Scott Timmins: 14 GP 6-9-15, +6, 6 PIM, 18.75 SH%, 2.28 SH/GP
Joe Whitney: 28 GP 10-19-29, +2, 16 PIM, 13.15 SH%, 2.71 SH/GP

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AHL
Twitter user @joshweissbock has created On/Off Ice Goal For% and Differentials (all situations) for a number of AHL and CHL teams. Here is a link to his look at the Albany Devils. I highly recommend giving him a follow for his work in hockey analytics for minor and junior hockey.

ECHL
Elmira lost to Reading 6-2
Maxime Clermont: 31 Saves on 37 Shots
Season: 12 GP 4-7-1, 3.54 GAA, .889 SV%

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Albany defeated Adirondack 2-0. Scoring for the Devils was Timmins (Whitney, Hrabarenka) and McKelvie (EN, Sislo). Kinkaid stopped all 19 shots he faced for his league leading 4th shutout and now has a league leading 1.97 GAA. The Devils outshot the Phantoms 33-19 and went 0/7 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Kinkaid and Timmins were the top 2 stars. Here is the gamesheet.



Stats:
Keith Kinkaid: 17 GP 12-4-1, 1.97 GAA, .923 SV%, 4 SO - Leads AHL in GAA and SO.
Scott Timmins: 15 GP 7-9-16, +7, 8 PIM, 20.0 SH%, 2.33 SH/GP
Joe Whitney: 29 GP 10-20-30, +3, 16 PIM, 12.65 SH%, 2.72 SH/GP
Raman Hrabarenka: 18 GP 3-11-14, -1, 9 PIM, 8.57 SH%, 1.94 SH/GP
Mike Sislo: 25 GP 8-10-18, +6, 12 PIM, 14.54 SH%, 2.2 SH/GP

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AHL
Albany defeated Portland 4-1. Scoring for the Devils was Whitney, Helgeson, Sislo, and Pelley (EN). Timmins had 2 assists and Scarlett, K. Zajac, and Pesonen also added an assist each. Kinkaid stopped 38 of 39 shots. The Devils were outshot 39-27 and went 0/8 on the PP and 3/3 on the PK. Kinkaid, Helgeson, and Whitney were the 3 stars. Here is the gamesheet.



Stats:
Keith Kinkaid: 18 GP 13-4-1, 1.92 GAA, .927 SV%, 4 SO - Leads AHL in GAA and SO
Joe Whitney: 30 GP 11-20-31, +4, 18 PIM, 13.09 SH%, 2.8 SH/GP
Scott Timmins: 16 GP 7-11-18, +8, 8 PIM, 19.44 SH%, 2.25 SH/GP
Reece Scarlett: 28 GP 4-7-11, +13, 16 PIM, 9.75 SH%, 1.46 SH/GP
Mike Sislo: 26 GP 9-10-19, +8, 12 PIM, 15.78 SH%, 2.19 SH/GP
Kelly Zajac: 24 GP 2-13-15, +6, 2 PIM, 7.40 SH%, 1.12 SH/GP
Harri Pesonen: 30 GP 5-10-15, +6, 30 PIM, 7.46 SH%, 2.23 SH/GP

ECHL
Elmira lost to Greenville 4-2
Maxime Clermont: DNP

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Fiesty, what are the chances a guy like Whitney gets called up instead of someone like Sestito? I know he's not some young prospect but he seems to be having a nice season and has shown more offense than Sestito.

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Fiesty, what are the chances a guy like Whitney gets called up instead of someone like Sestito? I know he's not some young prospect but he seems to be having a nice season and has shown more offense than Sestito.

As long as Sestito is in the organization, I think he is going to be the traditional 1st call up. Whitney is 5th in the AHL in scoring but his 5'6, 170 lbs stature may be something that holds him back from ever getting a chance. Stephen Gionta is even listed bigger than Whitney at 5'7, 185 lbs. Interestingly enough both Whitney and Gionta spent 4 years at Boston College. Maybe if Whitney manages to stick around and be productive long enough in the AHL he'll get a chance (his AHL numbers are better than Gionta's) but I still think they'd be more likely to call up a guy like Sestito or Timmins instead of him.

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