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  1. I'm happy to see the Devils sign Anderson, though I would've had no problem if he went back to college for one more year. You could say his recent season was a bit underwhelming but he did play injured early on and even missed 6 straight games in November. After returning from that he had 24 points in 28 games. I really like this kid's game though, two-way winger, loves to go into the dirty areas and battle, has solid offensive instincts to help set up his teammates. I think he'll be a solid player for the Devils.
  2. Thought something weird was going on when my brother (Rangers fan) texted me "whose rykov?". Feels weird seeing a Devils - Rangers trade. I'll give Shero credit, Grabner addresses a need and should be a good fit for this team. Hopefully he can get the job done. I wouldn't be surprised if Shero has another move up his sleeve before the deadline. Initially I was a bit taken aback when I saw Rykov going the other way as he's been one of my favorite prospects. I've been able to see a few SKA games a year for the past couple of years and really liked his game, even in the reduced role he played for them. I really think he has what it takes to be a solid two-way, top 4 guy at the NHL level. I believe his contract with SKA is until 4/30/19 so there was still going to be a bit of a waiting period for him. Have to think that Butcher proving himself at the NHL level and the emergence of Davies for Northeastern made Rykov easier to give up. Plus, they still have the other Yegor (Zaitsev) as another LD prospect, though I'm not as high on him as I am on Rykov. Also, I could be wrong but I think after this trade the Devils have no 2nd or 3rd round picks in the 2018 draft. I'll have to double check when I'm not half asleep.
  3. Big fan of this trade and I love it even more considering Shero only used 2 surplus picks. I really like how he's not afraid to go out each summer and get aggressive on the trade market.
  4. I definitely agree that the whole Bennett in NJ experiment ended up not being great asset management. I would've liked to retain him but I can't get too upset. Seems like another player that will put up solid possession numbers but never find the back of the net. I trust Shero's longterm plan anyway.
  5. I don't mind the Boyle signing. Decent 4th line C and can bring a vet presence. Will be weird seeing him in a Devils uniform though lol
  6. His time here was short but I do appreciate everything Cammalleri did. He always seemed to have a great attitude and be a team guy even when playing in some less than ideal circumstances over the past few years. It's too bad he's on the decline now, definitely an easy guy to root for imo. Hopefully he catches on somewhere that's a good fit for him at this stage of his career. On DSP, nothing against the guy but he really was invisible most of the time.
  7. I'm definitely happy they got that deal done. As others have said, solid backup and it's always nice to keep a guy that came up through the organization.
  8. I'll do my best to keep an updated invite list. It's kind of funny that it seems invites to prospect camp used to leak out on twitter more under Lou then Shero though (or at least it seems that way). So far I've only found one invite: Nicolas Guay (Source - EliteProspects Profile) from Drummondville (QMJHL). Hockey Prospect list him as a C/RW at 5'11, 174 and had him ranked 157th overall for this past draft. He just turned 18 on 6/18. His rookie season in the Q in 2015-16 was spent in a 4th line role with Chicoutimi where he had 3 goals and 6 assists in 37 games. He left Chicoutimi and spent the 1st half of the 2016-17 season with the EC Salzburg Academy (Red Bull Academy) in Austria. In one game with the U18 team he had 2 goals and an assist. In 15 games with the EC Salzburg II team he had no goals an assist but did get to play against grown men that had professional experience. Age range of that league last year was 15-43 according to EliteProspects. He returned to the Q to play for Drummondville in the 2nd half of the season and in a more utilized role had 10 goals and 13 assists in 35 games. He also had a 9.71 SH% and 2.94 SH/GP in that stretch. Hockey Prospect likes his skills and smarts, said he improved his skating last year, but he still needs to add strength. Interesting prospect though.
  9. I'll have more to post on each of the Devils selections later this weekend, but my quick reaction is I like this pick. Multiple scouting services had him ranked around where the Devils selected him. Skilled forward, high end skater, with a finesse game. That's fine in my book for a high second round pick.
  10. Nico! Yes! I'm so relieved/excited/happy!
  11. I'm kinda meh on this trade. I like that Shero used the extra picks they had to target a young defenseman, though some could argue it's still not the best asset management since Mueller is getting close to bust status. The 4th to 5th is pretty much a wash in value. I suppose Shero isn't high on a lot of the potential 2nd round talent and would rather gamble on a more developed prospect that is closer to contributing. Mueller is going to have a great opportunity to finally cement his status as a NHL defender this season and I hope he takes advantage of it. Entering his age 22 year, he really needs to take that next step. Hopefully this works out for the Devils. I see people elsewhere compare this to the Palmieri trade but I agree with you. As you said, Palmieri had already shown that he was a NHL player, the book is out on Mueller and entering his age 22 year, it's time to show something. Definitely a different situation.
  12. Since returning from the WJC (including regular season + playoffs): 40 GP 27-36-63, 1.58 Pts/GP, 2.80 SH/GP, 24.11 SH% Just for reference, prior to the WJC: 26 GP 6-21-27, 1.04 Pts/GP, 3.62 SH/GP, 6.38 SH%
  13. Interesting news. Kelleher and Bayreuther were two of the prospects I was hoping the Devils would have interest in this spring. I'm a fan of signing Kelleher. Everyone's going to talk about his size, understandably, but being able to add a playmaking prospect that has produced at the NCAA level (1.09 Pts/GP) since being a natural freshman is awesome. I've been hoping the Devils would be able to sign him eventually since he attended the 2015 prospect camp. Doesn't turn 23 until next January so it's not like he's one of the older UDFA's, especially for a guy that played 4 years. Still a longshot to make it, but at least there is some potential there. Here's some of what SBN College Hockey had to say on Kelleher recently as one of the top UDFA's out of the NCAA: Bayreuther is a guy I've kept tabs on this season since I found him to be one of the more interesting invites to last summer's prospect camp. Offensive producer from the back end (0.78 Pts/GP in his NCAA career) and Last Word on Sports ranked him as one of the top UDFA's last spring with this to say: Honestly don't know much about his defensive ability, but it seems like there may be a player there. With how thin the Devils are as an organization, why not take a chance? I hope they can get a deal done.
  14. AHL 2/4 Albany lost to Binghamton 6-2. Ben Sexton and Jacob MacDonald had the goals while Blake Coleman and Nick Lappin earned an assist each. Lappin had 8 shots as the Devils outshot the Senators 35-22. Ken Appleby made 16 saves. Albany went 0/1 on the PP and 5/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet. ECHL 2/4 Adirondack defeated Norfolk 4-3 Brandon Baddock LW: -1, 2 Shots
  15. Saturday 2/4 QMJHL Shawinigan lost to Gatineau 3-2 (OT) Brandon Gignac C: -1, 2 PIM (Hooking), 4 Shots, 9/14 Faceoffs, 1 Hit OHL Sault Ste. Marie lost to Sudbury 5-2 Blake Speers C: Goal, Assist, E, 2 Shots, 15/26 Faceoffs, 3rd Star Colton White D: -1, 2 PIM (Roughing), 6 Shots Saginaw defeated London 4-1 Evan Cormier G: 40 Saves on 41 Shots, 1st Star WHL Swift Current defeated Brandon 4-1 Colby Sissons D: +3 NCAA Merrimack tied UConn 2-2 Brett Seney LW: +1, 1 Shot Minnesota Duluth defeated Nebraska Omaha 5-0 Joey Anderson RW: Goal (PP), Assist (PP), E, 2 Shots
  16. http://www.prosportstransactions.com/hockey/DraftTrades/Years/
  17. Didn't expect this but I love it. Keep stocking up on those picks, Shero!
  18. AHL 2/2 Albany defeated Syracuse 3-2. Nick Lappin, Brian Gibbons, and Ben Sexton had the goals. Josh Jacobs, Jan Mandat, and Blake Coleman had an assist each. Lappin had 5 shots followed by Jacob MacDonald with 4 as the Devils outshot the Crunch 27-24. Ken Appleby made 22 saves. Albany went 0/3 on the PP and 4/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet. AHL 2/3 Albany lost to Lehigh Valley 4-3. Offensive leaders for Albany included Blake Coleman with 2 goals and Brian Gibbons with 2 assists. Nick Lappin had the other goal. Ben Sexton, Carter Camper, John Quenneville, and Vojtech Mozik each had an assist. Lappin had 5 shots followed by Coleman and Quenneville with 4 each as the Devils outshot the Phantoms 31-28. J.P. Anderson, signed to a PTO from Adirondack (ECHL) with Mackenzie Blackwood out sick with the virus sweeping the team, made 24 saves. Phantoms defender T.J. Brennan was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing John Quenneville late in the game. Jan Mandat fought Brennan and earned a game misconduct due to the "instigator" rule. I haven't been able to find an update on Quenneville yet. Albany went 1/5 on the PP and 3/4 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet. ECHL 2/1 Adirondack defeated Norfolk 4-3 Brandon Baddock LW: Assist, +1, 2 PIM (Tripping) ECHL 2/3 Adirondack defeated Norfolk 5-2 Brandon Baddock LW: E, 1 Shot
  19. Tuesday 1/31 NCAA Northeastern defeated UMass 6-5 Jeremy Davis D: Goal, 3 Assists (All PP), +2, 2 PIM (Cross Checking), 1 Shot Wednesday 2/1 QMJHL Shawinigan defeated Rimouski 4-2 Brandon Gignac C: Assist, +2, 1 Shot, 12/20 Faceoffs, 4 Hits, 2nd Star OHL Sault Ste. Marie defeated Saginaw 5-2 Blake Speers C: Goal (PP), -1, 4 Shots, 7/11 Faceoffs Colton White D: E, 3 Shots Evan Cormier G: DNP WHL Swift Current defeated Edmonton 4-1 Colby Sissons D: +1 KHL SKA St. Petersburg defeated Salavat Yulaev 3-1 Yegor Rykov D: E, 13:34 TOI VHL SKA-Neva defeated Dynamo St. Petersburg Mikhail Maltsev C: E, 8/15 Faceoffs, 12:22 TOI Allsvenskan AIK defeated Sodertalje SK 4-1 Jesper Bratt RW: E, 1 Shot, 0/1 Faceoff, 13:47 TOI Thursday 2/2 OHL Mississauga defeated Niagara 6-4 Michael McLeod C: 2 Goals (1 PP), Assist, +2, 2 PIM (Diving), 6 Shots, 15/29 Faceoffs, 1st Star Nathan Bastian RW: DNP (Knee) -- Bastian suffered a knee to knee hit on 1/29 against Sudbury and was helped off the ice. He's likely out 2 weeks according to Iain Colpitts of The Mississauga News. Saginaw lost to Windsor 4-0 Evan Cormier G: 4 Saves on 6 Shots in 13:24 (Pulled after allowing a disallowed goal, really fought the puck and never looked comfortable on the night) Friday 2/3 OHL Mississauga defeated North Bay 4-0 Michael McLeod C: +1, 2 Shots, 15/20 Faceoffs Nathan Bastian RW: DNP (Knee) NCAA Harvard defeated Dartmouth 5-2 Alexander Kerfoot C: Goal, +1, 2 PIM (Interference), 5 Shots, 13/17 Faceoffs Boston College defeated New Hampshire 6-4 JD Dudek RW: Goal, Assist, +2, 2 Shots, 0/2 Faceoffs Merrimack tied UConn 2-2 Brett Seney LW: 2 Assists (1 PP), +1, 5 Shots -- Still leading Merrimack in scoring with 22 points in 26 games. Northeastern lost to UMass Lowell 6-4 Jeremy Davies D: Assist (PP), -2, 1 Shot Minnesota Duluth tied Nebraska Omaha 2-2 Joey Anderson RW: Assist (PP), -1, 8 Shots KHL SKA St. Petersburg lost to Metallurg Mg 5-4 (SO) Yegor Rykov D: E, 2 PIM (Tripping), 12:14 TOI, 1 Block VHL SKA-Neva lost to Dynamo Balashikha 3-1 Mikhail Maltsev C: E, 2 PIM (Interference), 1 Shot, 14/20 Faceoffs, 15:14 TOI Allsvenskan AIK defeated IF Bjorkloven 2-0 Jesper Bratt RW: E, 9:50 TOI -- Bratt has 1 goal and 2 assists over his last 17 games after having 3 goals and 11 assists over his first 21 games. That's a 3.70 SH% and 1.59 SH/GP in his last 17 games compared to a 13.04 SH% and 1.10 SH/GP in his first 21 games.
  20. AHL 1/28 Albany lost to Rochester 5-3. Albany jumped out to a 3-0 lead with goals by Blake Coleman, Yohann Auvitu, and Nick Lappin. Auvitu, Brian Gibbons, John Quenneville, Seth Helgeson, and Carter Camper had an assist each. Auvitu had 6 shots as the Devils outshot the Americans 26-24. Ken Appleby made 19 saves. Albany went 0/2 on the PP and 5/5 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet.
  21. Saturday 1/28 QMJHL Shawinigan lost to Victoriaville 3-2 Brandon Gignac C: Assist (PP), E, 2 Shots, 9/14 Faceoffs OHL Sault Ste. Marie lost to Peterborough 5-3 Blake Speers RW: Assist, +2, 2 PIM (High Sticking), 2 Shots, 14/28 Faceoffs, 3rd Star Colton White D: Assist, -2, 3 Shots Mississauga lost to Kingston 1-0 (OT) Michael McLeod C: E, 5 Shots, 11/19 Faceoffs Nathan Bastian RW: -1, 4 Shots, 8/16 Faceoffs Saginaw defeated Windsor 3-2 Evan Cormier G: 20 Saves on 22 Shots NCAA Harvard defeated Colgate 3-1 Alexander Kerfoot C: -1, 4 Shots, 0/1 Faceoffs Boston College defeated Notre Dame 6-4 JD Dudek RW: Assist, E, 3 Shots Minnesota Duluth defeated St. Cloud State 2-1 (OT) Joey Anderson RW: Assist (on GWG), +1 VHL SKA-Neva defeated Khimik Mikhail Maltsev C: Assist, +1, 7/10 Faceoffs, 11:16 TOI Allsvenskan AIK lost to Vasterviks IK 5-0 Jesper Bratt RW: E, 2 Shots, 14:35 TOI Sunday 1/29 QMJHL Shawinigan defeated Baie-Comeau 3-2 Brandon Gignac C: Goal (PP), Assist, +1, 1 Shot, 11/20 Faceoffs OHL Mississauga defeated Sudbury 3-1 Michael McLeod C: Goal, 2 Assists (1 EN), +2, 4 PIM (Roughing, Tripping), 3 Shots, 8/14 Faceoffs Nathan Bastian RW: E, 3 Shots, 5/10 Faceoffs Saginaw lost to Sarnia 6-5 Evan Cormier G: 28 Saves on 34 Shots WHL Swift Current lost to Prince Albert 3-2 Colby Sissons D: E, 2 PIM (Roughing) KHL SKA St. Petersburg defeated Traktor 5-3 Yegor Rykov D: Assist, E, 11:25 TOI Monday 1/30 Allsvenskan AIK defeated Vita Hasten 1-0 Jesper Bratt RW: E, 1 Shot, 10:42 TOI
  22. I'm going to try to get back to updating this thread regularly. AHL 1/27 Albany defeated Rochester 2-1. Yohann Auvitu had the 1st goal with Joe Blandisi and Brian Gibbons earning the assists. Vojtech Mozik had the 2nd goal on the PP with Jacob MacDonald and Blandisi earning the assists. Auvitu had 7 shots followed by Mozik with 5 as the Devils outshot the Americans 36-19. Mackenzie Blackwood made 18 saves. Albany went 1/1 on the PP and 2/2 on the PK. Here is the gamesheet. Notes: - Albany has a 51.69 Shots For%, 100.43 All-Situation PDO, 18.03 PP%, and a 84.04 PK%.
  23. Apologies for the lack of updates this year. Going to try to get back to consistent updates from here on out. Below is this week's action so far. Thanks for sharing the AATJ posts, LittleBallofHate! Tuesday 1/24 NCAA Boston College defeated UConn 2-1 JD Dudek RW: Goal, +1, 2 Shots Season: 27 GP 10-4-14, +9, 14 PIM, 14.08 SH%, 2.63 SH/GP Merrimack defeated Boston University 3-1 Brett Seney LW: -1, 2 PIM (Cross Checking), 2 Shots VHL SKA-Neva defeated Toros 4-3 Mikhail Maltsev C: E, 5/13 Faceoffs, 11:01 TOI Season: 27 GP 0-11-11, +7, 19 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 1.70 SH/GP, 57.39 FO%, 11:39 ATOI MHL Season: 14 GP 5-9-14, +11, 2 PIM, 13.89 SH%, 2.57 SH/GP, 63.29 FO% Wednesday 1/25 KHL SKA St. Petersburg defeated Spartak 2-1 Yegor Rykov D: E, 1 Shot, 13:41 TOI Allsvenskan AIK lost to IK Oskarshamn 4-0 Jesper Bratt LW: E, 1 Shot, 0/1 Faceoff, 12:27 TOI Season: 34 GP 4-13-17, -3, 6 PIM, 8.70 SH%, 1.35 SH/GP Thursday 1/26 OHL Saginaw defeated Hamilton 6-5 Evan Cormier G: DNP Season: 32 GP 15-11-4-2, 3.28 GAA, .899 SV%, 2 SO, 19 Quality Starts (59.38%) Friday 1/27 QMJHL Shawinigan defeated Chicoutimi 3-2 (SO) Brandon Gignac C: E, 6 Shots, 10/20 Faceoffs, Stopped in SO Season: 38 GP 14-29-43, +13, 20 PIM, 13.08 SH%, 2.82 SH/GP, 55.99 FO% OHL Sault Ste. Marie defeated Windsor 4-1 Blake Speers C: +3, 6 Shots, 16/23 Faceoffs, 3rd Star Season: 9 GP 5-4-9, +1, 0 PIM, 13.51 SH%, 4.11 SH/GP, 59.13 FO% Colton White D: +4, 4 Shots Season: 43 GP 4-17-21, +20, 33 PIM, 5.33 SH%, 1.74 SH/GP Mississauga defeated Barrie 4-3 (OT) Michael McLeod C: +1, 4 PIM (Slashing, Holding), 12/20 Faceoffs Season: 34 GP 8-26-34, +3, 37 PIM, 7.34 SH%, 3.21 SH/GP, 60.83 FO% Nathan Bastian RW: Assist (PP), E, 2 Shots, 10/22 Faceoffs Season: 40 GP 12-27-39, +11, 30 PIM, 11.65 SH%, 2.58 SH/GP, 48.49 FO% NCAA Harvard defeated Cornell 4-1 Alexander Kerfoot C: E, 1/1 Faceoff Season: 20 GP 8-18-26, +8, 8 PIM, 16.00 SH%, 2.50 SH/GP, 47.11 FO% Merrimack defeated Boston University 4-1 Brett Seney LW: 2 Goals (1 PP), +1, 7 Shots, 1/1 Faceoff, 1st Star Season: 25 GP 8-12-20, +5, 24 PIM, 16.67 SH%, 1.92 SH/GP, 44.44 FO% Minnesota Duluth defeated Minnesota 3-2 Joey Anderson RW: Assist (PP), E, 3 Shots Season: 22 GP 6-14-20, +6, 2 PIM, 11.32 SH%, 2.41 SH/GP Northeastern defeated UMass Lowell 4-3 Jeremy Davies: +1, 3 Shots Season: 25 GP 5-6-11, -6, 26 PIM, 8.93 SH%, 2.24 SH/GP KHL SKA St. Petersburg lost to Torpedo 4-2 Yegor Rykov D: Assist, E, 2 Shots, 12:10 TOI, 1 Block Season: 41 GP 0-8-8, +11, 4 PIM, 0.00 SH%, 0.85 SH/GP, 35 Blocks, 12:29 ATOI
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