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#1 Triumph

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:12 PM

I thought I'd get a jump on this thread, even though thefiestygoat will likely be its main poster.

Probable Roster -

Definites:

Forward:

LW Chad Wiseman
LW Mike Hoeffel
LW Joe Whitney
LW Jean-Sebastian Berube
LW Stephane Veilleux

C Steven Zalewski
C Tim Sestito
C Brad Mills
C Kory Nagy
C Darcy Zajac

F Matt Anderson
RW Stephen Gionta
RW Nathan Perkovich
RW Mike Sislo
RW Bryan Haczyk
RW Myles Stoesz

Defense:

D Peter Harrold
D Jay Leach
D Dan Kelly
D Brandon Burlon
D Eric Gelinas
D Harry Young

G Jeff Frazee
G Keith Kinkaid

Possibles:

RW Nick Palmieri
LW/C Adam Henrique
RW Cam Janssen
LW/RW Vladimir Zharkov

D Alex Urbom
D Matt Corrente
D Matt Taormina
D Adam Larsson

Theoretical Opening Lines:

Wiseman-Zalewski-Anderson
Veilleux-Sestito-S. Gionta
Hoeffel-Mills-Sislo
Berube-D. Zajac-Stoesz

ex: Haczyk, Nagy, Whitney, Perkovich

Larsson-Leach
Harrold-Urbom
Gelinas-Corrente

ex: Burlon, Sova, Kelly, Young

While I expect Albany's defense to be better, I don't expect the offense to be any good at all. Joe Whitney could be a find, but without Henrique, this team is going to struggle mightily to score unless one of the forwards really steps up. Hopefully they don't end up dead last in penalty minutes again, although the absence of PL3 and Louis Robitaille should help on that front.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

Gelinas, Burlon and possibly Urbom should all be getting big minutes
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:01 PM

Leach won't play. They're not gonna give a 32 y.o. a spot say a Matt Taormina or a Brandon Burlon can have. Plus Palmieri is practically a definite NJ Devil this year.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:01 PM

Leach won't play. They're not gonna give a 32 y.o. a spot say a Matt Taormina or a Brandon Burlon can have. Plus Palmieri is practically a definite NJ Devil this year.


They have guys like that for their experience and leadership, plus the fact that he's a better defenseman than all of those guys. Of course he'll play.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:48 PM

They have guys like that for their experience and leadership, plus the fact that he's a better defenseman than all of those guys. Of course he'll play.


I don't think he's better than Taormina but yeah in general, Leach is gonna play 60+ games if he stays healthy.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:01 PM

I don't think he's better than Taormina but yeah in general, Leach is gonna play 60+ games if he stays healthy.


Overall, agreed. I think he's better defensively, but Taormina definitely brings more to the team.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:55 PM

but why would you take away experience from a kid and give it to a veteran. remember it's the AHL not the NHL.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:19 PM

but why would you take away experience from a kid and give it to a veteran. remember it's the AHL not the NHL.


You need to have some stability on the team or everyone starts to pick up bad habits. By having a guy who understands his position playing, it allows the younger players to learn the proper teamwork in game.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:01 PM

Albany just had their first pre-season game defeating Connecticut 3-1. Wiseman led the way with a goal and an assist. Perkovich and Zajac had the other goals. Gelinas and Burlon picked up an assist each on the power play. Kinkaid picked up the win stopping 30 of 31 shots. Here is the score sheet.

The next pre-season game will be Friday against Portland.

Edited by thefiestygoat, 27 September 2011 - 09:01 PM.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:31 PM

Gelinas with 3 shots on goal in the game. Good start for Kinkaid.
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:37 PM

Forward:

LW Chad Wiseman
LW Mike Hoeffel
LW Joe Whitney
LW Jean-Sebastian Berube
LW Stephane Veilleux

C Steven Zalewski
C Tim Sestito
C Brad Mills
C Darcy Zajac

RW Matt Anderson
RW Stephen Gionta
RW Nathan Perkovich
RW Mike Sislo
RW Myles Stoesz

Defense:

D Peter Harrold
D Alex Urbom
D Matt Corrente
D Matt Taormina
D Jay Leach
D Dan Kelly
D Brandon Burlon
D Eric Gelinas


G Jeff Frazee
G Keith Kinkaid


This leaves 8 defensmen (I expect Harry Young to be in the ECHL)

This will be by far the best AHL defense we have had since the mid/late 90's.

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac, 27 September 2011 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 09:39 PM

Sislo had a goal and an assist with Whitney scoring the other one as Albany skated to a 2-2 tie with Portland as the game was called after 2 periods due to complications with the zamboni and ice. Clermont made 15 saves on 17 shots.

The final pre-season game will be tomorrow night against Adirondack.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 12:59 AM

Gelinas with 3 shots on goal in the game. Good start for Kinkaid.


Liking Kinkaid so far.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:13 PM

Whitney led the way with a goal and an assist as Albany defeated Adirondack 3-1 in their final pre-season game. Zalewski and Anderson had the other goals with Banwell and Burlon picking up an assist each. Frazee had 36 saves on 37 shots.

Albany opens the regular season against Springfield next Saturday night at 7 in Albany.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 10:26 PM

Whitney led the way with a goal and an assist as Albany defeated Adirondack 3-1 in their final pre-season game. Zalewski and Anderson had the other goals with Banwell and Burlon picking up an assist each. Frazee had 36 saves on 37 shots.

Albany opens the regular season against Springfield next Saturday night at 7 in Albany.

If Frazee has nights like this all season long he might get a second shot. But the way Kinkaid looks, its gonna be hard for him to get at least 40 games to do so.

Edited by Unknown Soul, 01 October 2011 - 10:26 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:24 AM

If Frazee has nights like this all season long he might get a second shot. But the way Kinkaid looks, its gonna be hard for him to get at least 40 games to do so.

I think Frazee is going to be given a real shot to get his career back on track. After being up and down in college and then having a real solid first year in the AHL, he's gone back to that high and low trend. While we all want him to do well on the stat sheet, I think his biggest hurdle this year is just staying healthy to be able to get in that many potential games.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:20 AM

So it's looking like this will be Albany, at least to start:

Wiseman-Henrique-Anderson
Whitney-Zalewski-Zharkov
Veilleux-Sestito-S. Gionta
Hoeffel-D. Zajac-Janssen

ex: Perkovich, J. Berube, Nagy, Stoesz, Haczyk

Taormina-Leach
Harrold-Urbom
Gelinas-Corrente

ex: Kelly, Sova, Young, Burlon, Banwell (?)

Frazee
Kinkaid

This is the best team that Albany's had in a while. And I know I said that last year, but the defense here is quite good - I know I have him in the top pair, but Leach may be the one on the outside.

Edited by Triumph, 02 October 2011 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:59 PM

Wiseman-Pelley-Anderson
Whitney-Zalewski-Zharkov
Veilleux-Sestito-S. Gionta
Hoeffel-D. Zajac- Sislo

ex: Perkovich, J. Berube, Nagy, Stoesz, Haczyk, Janssen

Taormina-Corrente
Harrold-Urbom
Fraser-Burlon
Gelinas

ex: Kelly, Sova, Young, Leach Banwell (?)

Frazee
Kinkaid

It is amazing how strong this team maybe

Edited by Jas0nMacIsaac, 03 October 2011 - 03:02 PM.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

Albany will run into issues with the Development rule though - remember, you have to dress 12 skaters who've played less than 260 pro games, and 13 skaters who've played less than 320 games.

Players over 320: Pelley, Fraser, Leach, Harrold, Veilleux, Wiseman, Janssen

Players between 260 and 320: Sestito, S. Gionta

I don't think that they will send both Pelley and Fraser down, as a result.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:08 PM

Albany will run into issues with the Development rule though - remember, you have to dress 12 skaters who've played less than 260 pro games, and 13 skaters who've played less than 320 games.

Players over 320: Pelley, Fraser, Leach, Harrold, Veilleux, Wiseman, Janssen

Players between 260 and 320: Sestito, S. Gionta

I don't think that they will send both Pelley and Fraser down, as a result.


This just seems like another mistake Lou has made, not necessarily with the cap but in terms of budgeting. He has wasted a least 2 million in players signed and this jumble mess he has going in Albany.
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