The Duke finished with 2 points (G+A), but was also on the ice for 3 out of 4 Baie-Comeau goals in the 4-2 loss. Either way, he was the only one with multiple points for Quebec. He's on pace for 118 points over 68 games right now.
Bah. **** happens - and that last one was LATE in the game when Quebec must have been going all out to score. Duchene, McGinn and O'Reilly were all minus-5 tonight in the Rangers-Avs game.
The Kootenay Ice find themselves in 5th place in the WHL's Eastern Conference after defeating the Saskatoon Blades 6-3. A huge part of that reason is Mackenzie Skapski who after stopping 28 out of 31 shots fired at him; Skapski has won his last 7 straight starts which is also the number of wins that his Ice team have in their last 10 games. It is a remarkable turnaround for the Ranger's 2013 6th round pick as Skapski struggled for most of the first half of the season.
Skapski is now 18-13-2 with a 2.80 goals against and Save percentage of 0.915 save percentage.
Ryan Graves (NYR 2013 4th) was scoreless but a +2 and had 3 shots as his Val-d'Or Foreurs defeated the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4-2. The win allowed the Foreurs to move into the 6th spot in the QMJHL standings.
Duclair has absolutely nothing left to prove in the Q with those monster numbers. Judging from his highlights, defense in the Q is non existent. He needs to take the next step.
It's either the NHL or back to the Q for him next season. It's not a next step, it's a giant leap. It's the unfortunate circumstance for many players coming out of the CHL, however, it's better to let him play another year there than rush him into the NHL.
Any idea why Duclair dropped to the back end of the 3rd round last year?? I heard little things here and there but no real reason. Also, I rather not rush him, and see if he can duplicate years like this in the q before making the jump.. Rather not rush guys or stunt their growth. But I guess it depends on prospect camps and stuff in summer.
Sadly the only options for him next year are to either stay with Quebec or to make the Rangers out of camp. Definitely think he should be playing in Hartford next year.
well some might think he might go back to the QMJHL, but if AV gives him a real chance in preseason and he plays wellresponds, maybe he can make the team out of camp....
i hope this is not a Devante Smith-Pelly situation where he makes the Rangers because too good for the QMJHL, and then the following year goes to the AHL?? Pelly played 49 games as a 19 year old, with 7 goals 13 pts and had a cup of coffee this year but played most of the year in AHL..