Rookie Clermont was the 1B goalie to veteran Gill.
Gill is hot now. You have to ride him.
Clermont's numbers on a division winner are similar to Caruso's on the last in the conference team.
Clermont only got consecutive games when Gill was up in Bridgeport. Clermont also got games when some of their D and forwards were called up. K-Wings play a high octane offense with less emphasis on D.
If RFA Pielmeier is not re-signed that could ties with Elmira. If players are also taken from Kalamazoo for Trenton next season they would be Clermont, Young, and Haczyk.
They already have Banwell on D and would probably take Baier back even though he injured Haczyk in practice in Albany.
Trenton could also add Wedgewood (bumping Caruso), Berube/Nagy (bumped by Wohlberg/K. Zajac although D. Zajac started in Trenton).
Perkovich started in Trenton, but I think he'll stick in Albany next season.
#6 Connecticut takes advantage on the OT PP to sweep Tony Romano and the #3 Bridgeport Sound Tigers three games to none.
Nick Palmieri, Captain Jon DiSalavatore, David McIntyre, and the #8 Houston Aeros stave off elimination from 19-year vet Bryan Helmer (1994-95 Calder Cup winner with Albany River Rats), 2011-12 Bastien winner Yann Danis, and the #1 Oklahoma City Barons.
The #3 Las Vegas Wranglers knock off the #7 Idaho Steelheads and advance to the ECHL Western Conference Finals against 2011-12 Reebok Goaltender of the year Gerald Coleman (former Lowell/Trenton Devil) and last year's Kelly Cup defending champions #1 Alaska Aces.
Considering where the Devils drafted him, he actually turned into a pretty decent player. It's all about hands for him, good finishing skills around the net. Has a bit of a mean streak in him too, but his poor skating was definitely a draw back.
"I couldn't care less about the team struggling"....A very drunk Joe Namath
2011-12: The start of a new making the playoffs streak!