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12 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Holtz already at 20 goals in his first season of North American hockey. Not bad. 

He’s actually having a top 5 season all-time in terms of PPG in the AHL for players in their 19 year old season. In terms of Goals per game? He’s 1st all-time. 

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Just now, Devs3cups said:

He’s actually having a top 5 season all-time in terms of PPG in the AHL for players in their 19 year old seasons. In terms of Goals per game? He’s 1st all-time. 

Very encouraging stats. 

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5 minutes ago, Devs3cups said:

He’s actually having a top 5 season all-time in terms of PPG in the AHL for players in their 19 year old season. In terms of Goals per game? He’s 1st all-time. 

Now that sounds like a draft class’s top sniper. 

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11 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Now that sounds like a draft class’s top sniper. 

He’s 4th all-time right now at 1.152, right under Rantanen who is at 1.154. In goals, he’s 1st at .606. 2nd is Spezza at .512.

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So Utica started off 13-0-0 and 18-1-3...they're 15-10-2 since.  Considering that the Devils have raided their cupboards on occasion (and also that a clear downgrade in net (Mitens) has played in 11 games out of sheer necessity), that 15-10-2 record is pretty damned good.  Solid job by all involved.    

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30 minutes ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:
More positives on Dinesen and the coaching staff. 

Utica lost 3-2 in OT last night. Holtz with a goal and an assist. 

8 G in his 10 GP (and not like he fattened up in any one game against a lousy team), 10 G in his last 13 GP, 14 G in his last 20 GP.  15 G and 15 A in his last 23 GP (held without a point in just three of those games).  Shooting 18.6%.  It's only the AHL, but still, considering that there was some doubts about how much of a "sniper" Holtz might be (count me among the concerned coming into this season), this is great stuff, and he's still only 20.  

If he makes the team out of preseason next year (if he doesn't, seems like it will only be a matter of time before he's called up), he'll be doing it as a 20-year-old (won't turn 21 until January 2023), only a couple of seasons removed from his draft year.  That's not bad at all. 

Mercer and hopefully Holtz contributing with the big team will ease the sting of Muk potentially not panning out...but to be fair, Muk's almost the exact same age as Holtz (Muk's 13 days older).  He may simply need at least a couple more years.  

  

 

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3 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

8 G in his 10 GP (and not like he fattened up in any one game against a lousy team), 10 G in his last 13 GP, 14 G in his last 20 GP.  15 G and 15 A in his last 23 GP (held without a point in just three of those games).  Shooting 18.6%.  It's only the AHL, but still, considering that there was some doubts about how much of a "sniper" Holtz might be (count me among the concerned coming into this season), this is great stuff, and he's still only 20.  

If he makes the team out of preseason next year (if he doesn't, seems like it will only be a matter of time before he's called up), he'll be doing it as a 20-year-old (won't turn 21 until January 2023), only a couple of seasons removed from his draft year.  That's not bad at all. 

Mercer and hopefully Holtz contributing with the big team will ease the sting of Muk potentially not panning out...but to be fair, Muk's almost the exact same age as Holtz (Muk's 13 days older).  He may simply need at least a couple more years.  

  

 

The other new wrinkle with Muk is the whole situation with Russian players and current world events now.  There are concerns they may not be able to come over.

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20 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

The other new wrinkle with Muk is the whole situation with Russian players and current world events now.  There are concerns they may not be able to come over.

Yeah excellent point.  

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A couple of the more offensive players have been quiet recently for Utica:

Zetterlund:  10 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 32 SOG (at least he's getting chances)

DeLeo (not a prospect, more just a decent overage AHLer having a nice AHL year):  16 GP, 2 G, 4 A

Holtz hasn't really slowed up...even without a goal in his last two GP, he's still scored 10 in his last 15 GP (to go with 8 A).  

It's weird...for some reason it feels like they're in a slump, but they're actually 4-1-1 in their last 6, 6-3-1 in their last 10, and 10-6-2 in their last 18...not bad at all, really.  

 

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3 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

A couple of the more offensive players have been quiet recently for Utica:

Zetterlund:  10 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 32 SOG (at least he's getting chances)

DeLeo (not a prospect, more just a decent overage AHLer having a nice AHL year):  16 GP, 2 G, 4 A

Holtz hasn't really slowed up...even without a goal in his last two GP, he's still scored 10 in his last 15 GP (to go with 8 A).  

It's weird...for some reason it feels like they're in a slump, but they're actually 4-1-1 in their last 6, 6-3-1 in their last 10, and 10-6-2 in their last 18...not bad at all, really.  

 

The older guys like Flynn, Gambardella, Greer and Schmelzer are picking up some of the slack at the moment. 

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1 hour ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

The older guys like Flynn, Gambardella, Greer and Schmelzer are picking up some of the slack at the moment. 

Yeah saw that…you’d almost rather that wasn’t the case.  

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Zetterlund with a pair of assists tonight; Holtz with an assist as well.  Nice to see Alex keep finding his way onto the scoresheet, be it via goals or assists.  

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3 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Holtz seems to have cooled off a bit, too. 

The whole team has. The Devil's calling up Bahl and Greer won't help at all. Especially with nothing coming back the other way. 

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On 3/5/2022 at 6:09 PM, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Yeah was a weird game, in that for the Comets, you didn’t have a ton of high-point guys, considering that they scored 8 goals…off the top of my head, only one player had three points, and there were only 10 assists total.

8 G for Holtz in his last 11 GP (12 G in his last 18 GP).  And no hat tricks…he’s been pretty steady with a goal here, goal there.

I’ll be happy if he can score 41 goals in a season with zero multi goal games at the NHL level.

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2 minutes ago, Puckbuster said:

I’ll be happy if he can score 41 goals in a season with zero multi goal games at the NHL level.

I would accept that. 

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19 hours ago, Puckbuster said:

I’ll be happy if he can score 41 goals in a season with zero multi goal games at the NHL level.

Considering only 4 Devils draft picks have ever scored 41 or more in a season with Jersey, I’d be ecstatic with that. Gio, Verbeek, Parise, MacLean (twice). That’s pretty good company. 

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