I'm sure Tom Stivali will soon cover this in one of his updates, but the news is too good not to share now. After leading Gatineau back from a 3-1 series deficit to defeat Quebec in the QMJHL semi-finals, Devils goalie prospect Maxime Clermont won CHL Goaltender of the Week honors. Scott Wedgewood previously won the award for the Nov. 22-28.
Also, last night Gatineau beat Saint John's to tie the finals up at 1-1. Clermont was awarded the second star in a losing effort in the first game (35 saves). Last night, he was awarded the third star (38 saves). What makes the accolades all the more impressive is that he was stripped of the starting role earlier in the season. Way to battle through adversity Maxime.
So, with three promising goalie prospects slated to join the Devils system over the next two years (Clermont, Kinkaid, and Wedgewood), should Lou even consider offering Jeff Frazee anything more than a one year deal? Part of me just wants to see Clermont and Kinkaid split time in the AHL next season, and to forget about Frazee. But that's probably giving up on the (soon to be) 24 year-old a bit too soon.