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  • Showcasing the FHC Prospect’s Guide – Day 17 (New Jersey)

    http://www.fantasyhockeycoach.comFantasy Hockey Coach is extremely happy to announce that our First Annual Prospects Guide (Prospect-us) is available now for download ($4.95). The guide is loaded with in-depth information of NHL prospects and their potential fantasy impact, over 160 pages.

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    Day 17 – New Jersey Devils

    Following what could be at best described as lukewarm debuts for Mattias Tedenby and Jacob Josefson, the Devils organization has turned their focus to defense. Jon Merrill projects to be a key piece on the team’s eventual youth movement on the blue line alongside Adam Larsson. Eric Gelinas had an impressive first season in the AHL with the Albany Devils and Scott Wedgewood was impressive with the Plymouth Whalers before signing an entry-level contract. The organization is waist deep in quality prospect defenders but paper thin with forward prospects. However given the Devils current strengths and weaknesses this crop of prospects appears to be able to meet those needs for the NHL club in the next few years. After the loss of Zach Parise on the free agent market, the Devils are going to have to start developing more forwards to help replace his offensive output.

    G- Scott Wedgewood (CAN) Plymouth Whalers

    6’0” 194 lbs, 19 years

    As a member of the Plymouth Whalers, Wedgewood won 28 games for the second straight season in the OHL. He followed it up with a strong playoff run where he posted a .928 SAV% and a 2.38 GAA. Since Martin Brodeur has managed to lead the Devils deep into the playoffs for the first time since 2003, it could give Wedgewood a chance to grow more next season in the AHL or NHL. It is also possible that Brodeur could want to go out on a high note, which could push Wedgewood more. He has the ability to be anything from Steve Mason to Carey Price and is quite close, since he already signed an entry-level contract in March. He has competition from Maxime Clermont and whomever else the Devils might brings in for the New Jersey Devils post-Brodeur years. However, given enough time to grow, he could beat out the challengers.

    Projection: Starting goalie
Potential Upside: 35 wins (Carey Price)
    ETA: 2013-2014

    D- Eric Gelinas (CAN) Albany Devils

    6’3’’ 192 lbs, 21 years

    Following a QMJHL career split amongst three teams, Gelinas has developed well despite the upheaval of switching teams as a junior. The evidence is in his first season in the AHL as he posted 37 points in 75 games with the Albany Devils. He is listed in some places with an even larger body, but the key throughout his career has been using it effectively. He has an offensive touch that has shown through and his even plus/minus rating in his first professional season is a welcomed development. Gelinas did play on some porous junior teams defensively but even than minus-34 ratings seem to be a thing of the past for the young defender. Though he lacks the age and experience of most of his competitors at the professional level of the Devils’ system, Gelinas already has great size and seems to be growing mentally as a defender at a rapid rate. He has a slight chance of breaking into the NHL roster but more likely will spend at least one more season in the AHL.

    Projection: Two-way defenseman
Potential Upside: 35-45 points (Paul Martin)
    ETA: 2013-2014

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