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2013-14 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

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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.

Whitney was the first 2 way contract signed this year. I guess we shouldn't be shocked if Whitney was called up. This is a luxury Lou hasn't had in years. (a larger pool of players capable of stepping in)  Kelly plays a very physical game. I think he's an AHL signing anyway

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Great to see Kinkaid dominating.

 

A lot can happen between now and next season, but hopefully Kinkaid is truly a candidate to be the Devils' backup in 2014-15, to the tune of 20 games or so.  The Devils can only keep rolling the dice with Marty for so long, and they need to know next season if Schneider can handle a 60+ start workload.   

 

Would also be great to find out what Wedge can do with 50-60 starts in the A next season. 

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AHL Sunday
Albany lost to Bridgeport 3-2 (SO - 9 rounds). Scoring for the Devils was Sestito (Hrabarenka, Young) and Whitney (PP, Scarlett, Sislo). Wedgewood stopped 32 of 34 shots and 5 of 9 in the shootout. Albany was outshot 35-22 and went 1/5 on the PP and 4/4 on the PK. Whitney was 3rd star. Here is the gamesheet.



Stats:
Scott Wedgewood: 12 GP 6-5-1, 2.93 GAA, .881 SV%
Raman Hrabarenka: 20 GP 3-12-15, +1, 9 PIM, 8.57 SH%, 1.75 SH/GP
Joe Whitney: 31 GP 12-20-32, +3, 18 PIM, 13.95 SH%, 2.77 SH/GP
Reece Scarlett: 29 GP 4-8-12, +12, 16 PIM, 9.75 SH%, 1.41 SH/GP
Mike Sislo: 27 GP 9-11-20, +8, 14 PIM, 15.25 SH%, 2.18 SH/GP

ECHL Sunday
Elmira lost to Greenville 6-3
Maxime Clermont: DNP

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Albany lost to Springfield 4-3 (OT). Scoring for the Devils was K. Zajac, Pesonen (K. Zajac), and Pelley (McKelvie, Hoeffel). Kinkaid stopped 24 of 28 shots. Albany outshot Springfield 32-28 and went 0/3 on the PP and 2/2 on the PK. Kelly Zajac was 2nd star. Hoeffel had a team high 6 shots. Here is the gamesheet.



Stats:
Keith Kinkaid: 19 GP 13-5-1, 2.02 GAA, .923 SV%, 4 SO
Kelly Zajac: 26 GP 3-14-17, +6, 2 PIM, 9.67 SH%, 1.19 SH/GP
Harri Pesonen: 32 GP 6-10-16, +6, 30 PIM, 8.00 SH%, 2.34 SH/GP

ECHL
Elmira lost to Wheeling 3-2 (OT)
Maxime Clermont: DNP

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Albany lost to Adirondack 4-0. Wedgewood stopped 31 of 35 shots and had 2 PIM for tripping. Tedenby, K. Zajac, and Matteau were all a -3. Albany was outshot 35-33 and went 0/3 on the PP and 2/3 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

ECHL
Elmira defeated Wheeling 4-3 (OT)
Maxime Clermont: DNP

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Albany lost to Adirondack 4-0. Wedgewood stopped 31 of 35 shots and had 2 PIM for tripping. Tedenby, K. Zajac, and Matteau were all a -3. Albany was outshot 35-33 and went 0/3 on the PP and 2/3 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

ECHL

Elmira defeated Wheeling 4-3 (OT)

Maxime Clermont: DNP

 

I guess being put on waivers, and then clearing waivers has done wonders for Teddy....

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Kinda funny that an extended Schneider or Brodeur injury might cost Albany a shot at the playoffs, because Wedgewood's numbers so far are utter garbage.

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Albany lost to Springfield 3-2 for their 4th straight loss, 2nd in regulation. Tedenby scored twice with K. Zajac picking up 2 assists. Kinkaid stopped 18 of 21 shots. Timmins had a game high 6 shots. Albany outshot Springfield 27-21 and went 0/4 on the PP and 2/3 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.



Stats:
Keith Kinkaid: 20 GP 13-6-1, 2.07 GAA, .920 SV%, 4 SO
Kelly Zajac: 28 GP 3-16-19, +5, 2 PIM, 9.37 SH%, 1.14 SH/GP

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Shame Kinkaid didn't make AHL All-Star team but it's probably for the best. Midweek event and game when Albany plays 2 games the weekend before and 3 the weekend following. Keeps Kinkaid fresh by missing out. His stats so far are impressive: 2nd in GAA (2.07), 8th in SV% min. 20 GP (.920), and t-1st in SO (4).

 

Joe Whitney missed out too. He's tied 6th in scoring (other 3 guys have better Pts/GP ratios) and tied 10th in assist (3 ahead of him by A/GP ratio).

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Kinda funny that an extended Schneider or Brodeur injury might cost Albany a shot at the playoffs, because Wedgewood's numbers so far are utter garbage.

 

Yeah, Wedge's AHL numbers have been weak from Day 1. 

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Shame Kinkaid didn't make AHL All-Star team but it's probably for the best. Midweek event and game when Albany plays 2 games the weekend before and 3 the weekend following. Keeps Kinkaid fresh by missing out. His stats so far are impressive: 2nd in GAA (2.07), 8th in SV% min. 20 GP (.920), and t-1st in SO (4).

 

Joe Whitney missed out too. He's tied 6th in scoring (other 3 guys have better Pts/GP ratios) and tied 10th in assist (3 ahead of him by A/GP ratio).

 

The real bull was no spot for Cal Heeter from Adirondack. He leads in almost every goalie category.

 

For discussion's sake:

http://theahl.com/all-star-roster-p189697

 

2014 AHL All-Star Team

Forwards

Brett Connolly, Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay)

Brian Gibbons, W-B/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh)

Mike Hoffman, Binghamton Senators (Ottawa)

Jason Jaffray, St. John’s IceCaps (Winnipeg)

Travis Morin, Texas Stars (Dallas)

Brandon Pirri, Rockford IceHogs (Chicago)

Colton Sceviour, Texas Stars (Dallas)

Colton Sissons, Milwaukee Admirals (Nashville)

Ryan Spooner, Providence Bruins (Boston)

Ben Street, Abbotsford Heat (Calgary)

Ryan Strome, Bridgeport Sound Tigers (N.Y. Islanders)

Linden Vey, Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles)

Defensemen

Chad Billins, Abbotsford Heat (Calgary)

T.J. Brennan, Toronto Marlies (Toronto)

Cody Goloubef, Springfield Falcons (Columbus)

Alexey Marchenko, Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit)

Brayden McNabb, Rochester Americans (Buffalo)

Frederic St. Denis, Springfield Falcons (Columbus)

Goaltenders

Jake Allen, Chicago Wolves (St. Louis)

Martin Jones, Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles)

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AHL
Albany defeated Springfield 3-0. Scoring for the Devils was Pelley (Larsson, Burlon), Whitney (Timmins), and Demkov (Pelley, Helgeson). Wedgewood stopped all 21 shots he faced. Albany outshot Springfield 26-21 and went 0/4 on the PP and 1/1 on the PK. Pelley, Whitney, and Wedgewood were the 3 stars. Albany dressed 7 D with Hrabarenka and Young sitting. Larsson had 3 shots to go along with his assist. Here is the gamesheet.

Stats:
Scott Wedgewood: 14 GP 7-6-1, 2.80 GAA, .889 SV%, 1 SO
Joe Whitney: 35 GP 13-20-33, +1, 20 PIM, 13.27 SH%, 2.8 SH/GP
Scott Timmins: 21 GP 7-12-19, +6, 8 PIM, 14.29 SH%, 2.33 SH/GP

ECHL
Elmira lost to Reading 4-1
Maxime Clermont: 14 Saves on 14 Shots in 37:53 (relief)

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Not to post illegal links but Albany game is on the internet in 10 minutes on a site most are familiar with.

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Timmons from Larsson and Macpherson

 

Edit: I thought for sure Matteau got his stick on it.

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac

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Already two shots not counted for Larsson, a slapper off the left pad and the shot that led to the rebound goal.

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These Manchester shot counters are hilarious, Albany has dominated 5 on 5 play. Demkov, Tedenby and Zajac are an interesting small line, very fast.

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Larsson is a star on the ice, obviously too good for this league.

 

do you think he looks more confident down there, or is his game from up here just too good for them? 

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I thought his game looked good up here but he just closes on players fast, always makes the right play, there is just too much time for him to make plays, which makes me believe he is too good for the league.

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Zajac from Tedenby and Demkov...they are exciting....2 - 1 Albany. Helegson just got torched outside

 

Edit: Matteau looks like a man among boys still, he is strong as an ox on the puck and is pretty smart for a PF.

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac

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Helegson and Urbom can't really break the puck out, Urbom passes into traffic and Helegson is a flip and hope type breakout defensmen.

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Whitney from Larsson and Timmons

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac

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