Urbom to replace Taormina in the AHL All Star game.
Excellent! I was afraid they wouldn't use another Devil to replace him.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 02:29 PM
Urbom to replace Taormina in the AHL All Star game.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:34 AM
The closest to a return has been defenseman Matt Corrente, out since Dec. 27 with a hamstring injury, is skating again and is close to returning. Fellow d-man Jay Leach, whose last game was Dec. 16 after aggravating a previous leg injury, is not close to returning, according to Kowalsky.
Even with those injuries, the Devils have seven healthy defensemen, thanks to Taormina’s temporary return. “It’s been a long time,” Kowalsky said. “We’ve been skating on thin ice with that, but now we have some options.”
Forwards Matt Anderson, Nathan Perkovich and J.S. Berube, all with lower-body injures, all sat out practice and will not be available this weekend.
“He’s made huge strides. Last year, he started in the NHL and maybe it wasn’t the best thing for him at the time. He maybe thought he should have been there. But he came in [this season] with a totally different attitude, different mindset into training camp. He’s been great. He’s made great strides, and it’s good to see him rewarded. Because of our depth, we maybe over-used him [last season], if that’s the right term. Last year, he was on the power play — and not to say he couldn’t play the power play, but it was probably too much ice for a 19-year-old kid — as a result, he ended up playing tired and trying to do too much. This year, he’s been great.
“He’s really emerged in practices. He’s a quiet — he speaks up once in a while, but his competitive nature is starting to come out. He’ll let guys know if they’re not doing things hard or doing things the right way.
“He can shoot the puck. He’s been struggling a little bit, as of late. Playing with Tedenby probably helped, he made a heck of a play, but I’ll tell you, his second goal on his forehand — Gelinas missed the net ... We just watched it again this morning. He was in between the bottom of the circle and the goal line. He one-timed it on his forehand, popped the water bottle right off. Joe can score. I’ve been saying all year, he’s got a little something extra, offensively, that we don’t have here. Now, with this lineup, we have some guys. But if he can continue to push himself and learn the other part of the game, I think he can be a heck of a player at this level.”
Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:06 PM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:08 PM
Edited by thefiestygoat, 27 January 2012 - 11:54 PM.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:52 PM
Posted 28 January 2012 - 12:00 AM
If it was up to me Zharkov would be playing over guys like Boulton and Janssen and would've had a shot before Sestito and Zalewski. I really think he could be a valuable 3rd/4th liner for the Devils but it looks like they have no intention of him playing in New Jersey this year. I've heard rumors/speculation that he has an agreement with Lou to go back to Russia for next season if he doesn't make the team by the end of this year. I don't know how legitimate it is but it wouldn't surprise me.
Nice to see Taormina with a couple of points in that one. What do you think the chances are of Zharkov making it in the NHL some time soon? Specifically in something other than a fourth line role, I mean. It's strange how things don't translate sometimes.
Edited by thefiestygoat, 28 January 2012 - 12:01 AM.
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Keep up the good work feisty!
AHL Skills Competition: Urbom competed in the hardest shot with a shot of 91.4 MPH which was the slowest of the 8 competitors as well as the Pass and Score competition where his trio including Keith Aucoin and Kyle Palmieri scored 1 goal on 3 attempts against Matt Hackett.
Kalamazoo defeated Reading 5-1: Young (DNP), Haczyk (E, 4 Shots), and Clermont (41 Saves on 42 Shots - 2nd Star).
Elmira lost to South Carolina 4-3 in a SO: Pielmeier (26 Saves on 29 Shots, Stopped 1 of 4 in SO).
Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:29 PM
the AHL AllStar game is on MSG... wow is that place empty, i do feel bad for the players for that reason
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:50 PM
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:53 PM
My guess they announce around 7,000. I think it looks like a decent crowd. It's a larger venue. Ive been to many old bullies games, and one of Devils games last year. A 4-5,000 crowd is a decent atmosphere.
Wish I could have gone to this, scratching me head as to why this is on a Monday.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:09 AM
...poster claims to have a friend whos father know Kovalchucks agent's close partner and he was told by his friends father that they are just sorting the details out.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:26 PM
If anyone watched to the very end of the video, you'd have heard that this game set a Lowell/Albany franchise record with 8194 in attendance. Unfortunately, they were quieter than you'd think for a crowd that size, but the game itself was rather quiet, especially in the first two periods. It was the largest attendance figure for an Albany AHL game since March 15, 2002, when the River Rats lost to the Syracuse Crunch 5-2 in front of 8402 fans.
Albany defeated Adirondack 3-0. Scoring for the Devils was Sestito (4) (Wiseman and Kinkaid), Harrold (2) (Veilleux and Zalewski), and Josefson (2) (EN, Wiseman and Gionta). Kinkaid had a 30 save shutout to go along with his assist to earn 1st star. Sestito and Harrold earned 2nd and 3rd stars respectively. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights and line-up below:
The AHL is a weekend league, I don't think there's room in the schedule to skip an entire weekend, especially losing a weekend to Christmas.
IT IS VERY HARD TO WIN ONE STANLEY CUP, FORGET ABOUT THREE... and maybe it's high time some of you actually APPRECIATED THAT instead of treating it like it's some flipping birthright because for some random reason you rooted for the damn Devils!!!!!
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