Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:31 AM
Wedgewood's been pretty horrible all year and Kinkaid's play really has slipped as of late. In their last 9 games Albany is 2-5-0-2 and have just scored 17 goals. It's almost 4 AM so I'm not going to look thru the boxscores but I feel like their possession numbers probably have slipped some as well. It will be interesting when the guy that keeps track of the estimated possession comes out with his next spreadsheet.
When I eventually add AHL stats to my blog, I was planning on having a rolling SV% graph for the goalies. Looking at Kinkaid's month by month game log I noticed he entered January with a .927 SV% but that fell to .912 after putting up a .879 SV% in January. He was off to a decent start this month but who knows how long he will be out with his injury.
Really wish I had read this article years ago before I bought into believing the Wedgewood hype hook, line, and sinker.
Kinkaid was probably playing well above his head when he was at .927. And yeah, Wedge is not playing well at the AHL level.
Right now, neither of these guys has a future here. It all goes back to Lou's actions speaking volumes. Schneider was clearly a terrific grab, but does anyone think Lou wanted to cough up a top-10 pick to bring in a guy who could leave after two seasons, and who will likely cost near top dollar and term to stay? Ideally, Kinkaid and/or Wedge would've been a terrific, in-house, low-cost option. But neither is.
At least Wedge has youth and time on his side, but that's about all at this point. Kinkaid will be 25 by the start of next season. Basically, neither of these guys should really be viewed as potential Plan Bs by anyone, unless Plan B is to spend a couple of seasons trying to get Top 5 draft picks.
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