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In Topic: 2014-15 Prospect Thread

Today, 11:50 PM

Tuesday 9/23
KHL
Dinamo Minsk defeated Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 2-1 (OT)
Artur Gavrus F: -1, 17:20 TOI, 1 Block, 2 Hits
Season: 8 GP 2-0-2, -2, 6 PIM, 13.3 SH%, 1.9 SH/GP, 37.5 FO%, 12:09 ATOI

In Topic: Preseason GDT: Devils @ The Rangers

Yesterday, 04:20 PM

Looking forward to seeing Larsson, Gelinas, Severson, Havlat and Boucher. Havlat is a neutral zone whiz and should help with entries

Never bothered to check until you pointed this out, but last year Havlat had a 61% zone entry with control rate and he had the lowest rate of failed entries amongst Sharks (via Fear the Fin). Sure he had a smaller sample size than a lot of the Sharks but it's still encouraging to see.

In Topic: 2014-15 Prospect Thread

21 September 2014 - 05:05 AM

Saturday 9/20
KHL
Dinamo Minsk defeated Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 3-0
Artur Gavrus F: E, 2 PIM (Boarding), 5 Shots, 15:11 TOI
Season: 7 GP 2-0-2, -1, 6 PIM, 13.3 SH%, 2.1 SH/GP, 37.5 FO%, 11:24 ATOI

-- Nice to see him get that much ice time for a change. Small sample size but his shots per game are up by about a shot a game this year in about the same average time on ice.

In Topic: 2014-15 Prospect Thread

19 September 2014 - 06:17 AM

Gedig isn't on the camp list so I guess he is gone after all - oh well.

I was really hoping that him not being on the camp list meant he would just be a late arrival from the Flames prospect camp and that Lou let him go there for the experience but despite TG tweeting on 8/15 that Lou said Gedig was getting signed to an AHL deal, it looks like it never happened.

 

Calgary Sun article from 2 days ago:

 

Curtis Gedig, a free-agent invitee who was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 2009 but not signed, led the Flames hopefuls offensively with a goal and an assist.

Gedig’s performance was a huge deal for a player looking to make enough of an impression to receive a serious look in main camp and trying to earn a pro contract.

“I’ve never put up that many points, but they really emphasized jumping into the play here,” Gedig said. “It’s definitely a different style of game compared to college and what the college coaches tell you to do. Maybe this tweak will get me rolling with some more offence.”

Not that this is a blow to the Devils system at all but I'm disappointed. I really think Gedig could develop into a servicable, cheap, back end blue liner eventually. He had a pretty decent NCAA career which is something that Faust can't say, but of course that's who we got stuck with. I wonder if Gedig felt like he was going to be too low on the depth chart and figured he'd be better off trying his chances elsewhere?

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

19 September 2014 - 02:09 AM

That strikes me as a huge drop. What did he weigh in as before?

According to his player pages he weighed in at 187 lbs in the OHL, 192 in the ECHL, and 195 in the AHL. It does seem that in his first pro season (the ECHL year) he gained a lot of weight during the season. According to Mike Ashmore, Wedgewood is now down to 170 lbs. I still have my doubts but it's nice to see he's really making the effort.

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