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In Topic: 2014-15 Prospect Thread

Yesterday, 10:52 PM

Thursday 12/18
Drummondville lost to Victoriaville 6-4
Anthony Brodeur G: DNP

-- Actually backed up now that Drummondville traded G Louis-Philip Guindon to Rimouski.

Plymouth defeated Barrie 4-2
Connor Chatham RW: DNP (Injured)

Friday 12/19
Kingston lost to Peterborough 3-1
Ryan Kujawinski C: DNP (Injured)

Dubuque lost to Green Bay 3-2 (SO)
Joey Dudek C: -1, 3 Shots, Stopped in SO


USA defeated Boston University 5-2
Miles Wood LW: -1, 1 Shot



"Not at all. Has fit right in; has been strong on wing. RT @PatHandberg: @mikemorrealeNHL has Miles Wood looked out of place?"



"Miles Wood (NJD) getting every opportunity here. Has played with Eichel and was on 2nd line there w/ Schmaltz-Compher."



"Miles Wood took a shot on goal on line with Jack Eichel and Alex Tuch. Devils prospect from Nobles has looked outstanding for #USAWJC."



"BU cuts it to 4-2. Breakdown for US- Miles Wood doesn't get out to point off faceoff, then Eichel & Jack Dougherty can't clear front on reb"


Spyro Mantzas @SpyroMantzas 11m11 minutes ago

@JoshuaKummins you think there's a chance Miles Wood makes the team?

Joshua Kummins @JoshuaKummins 9m9 minutes ago

@SpyroMantzas Definitely. Looked strong in camp, coaches/staff are impressed. Writing about him in my @SBNCollegePuck piece from today, BTW.


Here is that article if anyone is interested. Some quotes on Wood:


"You see his size, just his physical stature is unbelievable," Osiecki said. "But his skating really, you notice. You wouldn't look at (his age and still being in prep school) at all. He jumped on the ice and fit right in, so that's hats off to him."


"I know his camp with New Jersey went well, so the more we thought about it we said we had to get him to this level of competition and see if his game rises up," Johannson said. "For us, these first four days are really critical for him to be playing at this level but also to see what kind of impact he can make here."

In Topic: 2014-15 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

Yesterday, 10:47 PM

Albany defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4-2. Burlon led the way with a goal and an assist while Larsson added 2 assists. Other goal scorers included Boucher, Thompson, and Sislo. Matteau, Black, and Scarlett had an assist each. Clemmensen made 19 saves on 21 shots. Sislo had a game high 6 shots as the Devils outshot the Penguins 27-21. The Devils went 3/4 on the PP and 2/3 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.

-- Boucher has 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 games.
-- Black: 21 GP 5-4-9, +4, 12 PIM, 13.16 SH%, 1.81 SH/GP
-- Matteau's first point in 6 games. Has just 5 assists over his last 20 games.

Line Up (via ADevils twitter):
Matteau-D. Zajac-Thomson


Evansville lost to Reading 2-1
Myles Bell RW: E, 3 Shots

Orlando defeated South Carolina 3-2 (OT)
Maxime Clermont G: DNP

In Topic: 2014 Yankees Thread

Yesterday, 08:12 PM

Not really a fan of the Gonzalez Germen move but it's so miniscule, it's not worth getting upset over. His K rates are nice and his BB, HR, and fly ball rates are troublesome. They DFA'd Claiborne for him so it's essentially a low end reliever replacing a low end reliever.

In Topic: 2014 Yankees Thread

Yesterday, 08:04 PM

I'm a bit "meh" on this trade but I'll defer to Cashman's judgement. I think he tends to trade well.

I didn't know anyting about Eovaldi but it seems like the Yankees value his ability to give them innings more than Phelps. Apparently, Eovaldi throws hard (~95 MPH fastball) with a slider (~86.2), curve (~75.9), and change (~86.3). Despite that, he only has a 6.28 K/9 rate for his career so I suppose the Yankees hope Rothschild may be able to help Eovaldi improve that. Last year he cut his BB/9 rate down to 1.94 and had a nice K/BB rate of 3.30. Made 33 starts last year so hopefully he can be healthy enough to eat a lot of innings and be a solid 4/5. I really do like that he's under team control for a bit too. Fangraphs has this excellent breakdown of Eovaldi.

Jones was the only guy coming to the Yankees in the deal that I was familiar with. He's a solid bench player given that he can play 1B, RF, and DH. Given that the Yankees have Teixeira, Beltran, and A-Rod for those spots, they're going to need a guy that can provide some cover. He's hit about league average the last 2 years but still has some pop. Can't provide value defensively but they really just need a warm body that will be able to fill in when the injuries happen. Does hit RHP a lot better than LHP (107/52 wRC+ split last year) which falls inline with his career history.

Domingo German is the interesting part of this trade to me. Losing Prado is going to hurt the Yankees offense but they were probably going to be bad with or without him next year. German gives them some hope for the future, though there is always the chance he goes more Jose Campos or Humberto Sanchez. Baseball America recently ranked him as the 6th best Marlins prospect. He has nice minor league numbers so far and Baseball America had this on him in their recap of the trade:


The Marlins’ lone representative at the 2014 Futures Game, German impressed with a scoreless inning that featured strikeouts of top prospects Kris Bryant and Joey Gallo. Pitchability isn’t German’s strength right now, but throwing strikes is. He has an easy delivery he repeats well to go with a loose, live arm that produces above-average life on a heavy sinking fastball that sits in the 91-96 mph range and touches 97. He’ll need to develop his secondary stuff to be a future rotation option in Miami.

Fangraphs has this interesting background/scouting report on German.
Also from Chad Jennings of LoHud:


Here’s what an opposing team’s scout had to say: “Chance to be a back-end starter or potential bullpen piece. (In rookie ball in 2013), the fastball was 91-94 but needed strike control and polish. Excellent feel for the changeup (83-87) and wider break (on the) curveball (78-81) that needed to tighten. Interesting arm to acquire.”

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

18 December 2014 - 09:28 PM

I haven't seen anything official on Eichel leaving BU. Seems like the rumors are just being rehashed with the break in semesters. Same thing with Demko. BU officials seem pretty confident that Eichel is staying.