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Aaron Brouwer
12-30-2011, 13:05
So I figured this was the best place to generate this discussion. What is the Devils plan for replacing Brodeur once he retires? How are do the goalie prospect look? Will it be from within, trade or sign?

Dr. Doom
12-30-2011, 13:10
It depends if he retires after this season or signs for another year. If he retires this season they will need to sign a stopgap goaltender. It could be Moose, but it may have to be a different UFA goalie since Moose may retire after this season too. There are three goalie prospects that have a shot; Kinkaid, Wedgewood, and Clermont. Kinkaid has played well so far in the AHL this season and may be ready for the backup job in NJ. Wedgewood is impressing at the WJC and has played really well in Plymouth. Clermont played well last year in juniors but hasn't done too much this year, but also hasn't really been given too much of a shot this year. I think there is an eventual replacement in Kinkaid or Wedgewood, but it will remain to be seen when it will happen.

Clarkson Falls Down
12-30-2011, 14:00
Yeah, I think one or both of Kinkaid or Wedgewood will eventually get their chance at some point. Interesting to see what they will do for the veteran spot if Marty retires. Do they re-sign Moose or go after someone younger.

Tao Jones
12-30-2011, 14:12
Pielmeier is now backing up Kinkaid in the AHL while Clermont continues to be the number two in the ECHL in Kalamazoo.

Not sure if Pielmeier will return to Elmira (Anaheim/Ottawa/Syracuse affiliate) after Frazee returns or if they will try to move him to Trenton as a back-up.

Not saying Pielmeier is above Clermont on the organization's depth chart, just saying Pielmeier doesn't have any place on a NJ affiliated team when Frazee returns, unless Trenton bumps their back-up.

TheUnseenHand
12-30-2011, 14:18
I think Wedgewood or Kinkaid could eventually be the starter. In the mean time, they could sign stop gaps. One thing is for sure, I really don't want to trade any valuable assets for a young goalie like Schneider or Bernier; and I don't want to give a huge contract to a free agent like Bryzgalov. If nothing else, go the Nashville route and draft giant Finnish goalies.

JimEIV
12-30-2011, 14:26
I think Wedgewood or Kinkaid could eventually be the starter. In the mean time, they could sign stop gaps. One thing is for sure, I really don't want to trade any valuable assets for a young goalie like Schneider or Bernier; and I don't want to give a huge contract to a free agent like Bryzgalov. If nothing else, go the Nashville route and draft giant Finnish goalies.

I agree. I like to see the devils have 20 or so million in their defense in the next couple of years and < 2m spent on a tender.

Lord Ned Stark
01-08-2012, 14:37
sign hiller

Classic Devil
01-08-2012, 15:05
Yeah, I think one or both of Kinkaid or Wedgewood will eventually get their chance at some point. Interesting to see what they will do for the veteran spot if Marty retires. Do they re-sign Moose or go after someone younger.

I think this will depend on how confident the organization is in Kinkaid. If the organization thinks Kinkaid can hold down 50% of the starts, I think they might keep the Moose as a mentor and teammate. If they think Kinkaid needs more time, then I'd expect them to bring in another goaltender. They might keep Moose anyway, in that scenario.

Lord Ned Stark
01-08-2012, 16:31
granted ive only ever watched kinkaid play once, i did notice that he has some awesome lateral movement

Getzo5
01-09-2012, 10:01
The oldest tandem in history
Kinkaid/Brodeur
Kinkaid/Moose
UFA+Moose
UFA+Kinkaid
Premium for Schneider (no thanks)
Frazee (just kidding)

...in that order.

Profit???

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-09-2012, 10:03
you forgot Ahonen and JF Dampousse

Getzo5
01-09-2012, 10:10
you forgot Ahonen and JF DampousseDamn. How could I forget Ahonen? Shame on me.

vonbonds
01-09-2012, 10:20
Maybe it will come back and bite me but I am not worried about our goaltending future one bit. Will we get another HOF goalie to replace Brodeur...probably not. Will we get a perfectly serviceable goalie...most likely.

Maybe we can trade Brodeur's rights after the season to Colorado for a package including their first in 2013 :sarcasm:.

Zajac's Bowl Cut
01-09-2012, 10:24
there are plenty of serviceable goalies available on the FA market each summer