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2013-2014 Lineup/Roster Thread

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With Boucher going back down, I guess we can assume the Henrique injury isn't serious.

And yeah, this probably means worthless Harrold is coming off IR. That will be you corresponding move.

 

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Or Loiktionov gets released from the mummy case and actually plays a couple games for a while.

 

 

That'll likely be the corresponding move when Harrold comes off IR.

 

The Devils when they publicly 'sent' Gelly down lol

but they never really sent him down...they did that to do something i forget what it was but he never even physically went to albany

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Would Boucher being sent down have something to do with his eligibility to play in the AHL during the olympic break? I would imagine that was part of the reason. I still doubt any kind of outside help is on the way.

 

Not really - the only thing Boucher has to avoid doing is playing in 16 of the Devils' last 20 games.  So if he misses 4 NJ games, he can be sent down for the break.  Thing is, he's been playing all year, so I'm not sure him playing at the break is necessarily in NJ's interest (unlike people like Gelinas and Merrill who've missed some games).

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Whitney was "active" the few times I've gotten to see him play.  The Devils tend to be a bit too passive at times so hopefully he'll bring a new dimension to whatever line he is on.

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Joe Whitney has been Albany's leading scorer each of the 3 seasons he has been there. Must have been tough staying positive as he watched so many players get called up.

 

Here is a list of forwards that were called up before he was:

 

Brad Mills

Stephane Veilleux

Steven Zalewski

Vladimir Zharkov

Tim Sestito

Rod Pelley

Stephen Gionta

Nick Palmieri

Harri Pesonen

Cam Janssen

Matt Anderson

Mike Sislo

 

They also looked for offense/depth by bringing in Steve Sullivan, Tom Kostoupolous, Matt D'agostini, Bobby Butler, etc.

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He's just so small :(, For reference, Gionta is taller than him.

 

 

And holy sh!t I forgot we had Tom Kostoupolous, haha.

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Although it's nice to give him a chance, looks like Lamoriello will be going LW shopping sometime in the future. 

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Joe Whitney has been Albany's leading scorer each of the 3 seasons he has been there. Must have been tough staying positive as he watched so many players get called up.

 

Here is a list of forwards that were called up before he was:

 

Brad Mills

Stephane Veilleux

Steven Zalewski

Vladimir Zharkov

Tim Sestito

Rod Pelley

Stephen Gionta

Nick Palmieri

Harri Pesonen

Cam Janssen

Matt Anderson

Mike Sislo

 

They also looked for offense/depth by bringing in Steve Sullivan, Tom Kostoupolous, Matt D'agostini, Bobby Butler, etc.

 

He wasn't signed to an NHL contract until this off-season.  Either way, a guy like Whitney has zero pedigree, didn't even have 4 good years in college, and isn't going to make it in the NHL as anything but a scoreline player, which I doubt he's good enough to be.  But it'll be interesting seeing him work with Jagr.

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short isnt that bad of a thing.. i guess he could just sneak under everyone until someone hits him and he turns into dust

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If Whitney plays more than 10 games or is on the roster for more than 30 days, he'll have to pass through waivers again this year.  

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henrique said he was struck in thumb with the puck which is why he left early from last game.. said it was the same thumb that he has surgically repaired last year but x-ray showed up negative and will play friday... if anyone was wondering i know there was some concern floating around here about him

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Joe Whitney has been Albany's leading scorer each of the 3 seasons he has been there. Must have been tough staying positive as he watched so many players get called up.

 

Here is a list of forwards that were called up before he was:

 

Brad Mills

Stephane Veilleux

Steven Zalewski

Vladimir Zharkov

Tim Sestito

Rod Pelley

Stephen Gionta

Nick Palmieri

Harri Pesonen

Cam Janssen

Matt Anderson

Mike Sislo

 

They also looked for offense/depth by bringing in Steve Sullivan, Tom Kostoupolous, Matt D'agostini, Bobby Butler, etc.

 

To be fair, a good portion of those players were brought up to muck it up on the 4th line, which isn't really Whitney's game.

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Henrique said he'll play tomorrow.  And cool to see Whitney brought up.

didnt i just say that.. like right above this comment...

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To be fair, a good portion of those players were brought up to muck it up on the 4th line, which isn't really Whitney's game.

 

I understand. I also understand that he didn't have an NHL contract. Just trying to get in the mindset of Albany's best player seeing forward after forward getting called up and wondering if he'll get that opportunity.

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I understand. I also understand that he didn't have an NHL contract. Just trying to get in the mindset of Albany's best player seeing forward after forward getting called up and wondering if he'll get that opportunity.

 

On that line of thinking, he seems like the kind of guy that pays his dues and earned everything he's got. I think he'll really seize this opportunity and be a bit of a spark plug on that line. It wouldn't even shock me to see him score tomorrow night or even better, get his first career goal in Yankee Stadium, which would be amazing for him. I just hope he can maintain whatever energy he brings, because the goaltending and defense is finally where it should be. We just need that damn offense to capitalize on it's chances like it did Tuesday.

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I understand. I also understand that he didn't have an NHL contract. Just trying to get in the mindset of Albany's best player seeing forward after forward getting called up and wondering if he'll get that opportunity.

 

I'm not so sure he was Albany's best forward, though he was certainly Albany's best power play forward.

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Would Boucher being sent down have something to do with his eligibility to play in the AHL during the olympic break? I would imagine that was part of the reason. I still doubt any kind of outside help is on the way.

 

 

Not really - the only thing Boucher has to avoid doing is playing in 16 of the Devils' last 20 games.  So if he misses 4 NJ games, he can be sent down for the break.  Thing is, he's been playing all year, so I'm not sure him playing at the break is necessarily in NJ's interest (unlike people like Gelinas and Merrill who've missed some games).

 

Lamoriello said Boucher’s demotion has nothing to do with Friday’s deadline of sending players to the minors so that they’re eligible to play there during the Olympic break next month.

“No, because that has a statistic number to it,” Lamoriello said. “That will never get in a way to making decisions. These games are too important. I can assure you we’re going to have the best roster to win.”

 

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/01/devils_summon_joe_whitney_for_first_nhl_stint_as_lw_on_top_line.html

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I could see NJ going after Ray Whitney for the top line with Jagr and Zajac.

 

Two off-wings on the same line?  Can't see it.  Sadly there isn't a ton available - NJ could go after Moulson but I'd prefer they save their resources.

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