Two Devils prospects will be participating among the final four teams in the 2018 Memorial Cup, which will determine the winner of the CHL playoffs starting on Friday.
Defenseman Colby Sissons and the Swift Current Broncos reached the Memorial Cup after winning the WHL playoffs.
Forward Marian Studenic and the Hamilton Bulldogs also made the final four after being crowned champions of the OHL.
Frazier tinkered with his approach in the offseason, hoping to reduce a hitch in his swing that slowed bat speed that general manager Brian Cashman called “legendary” when the team acquired him in a trade with the Indians for reliever Andrew Miller at the 2016 deadline.
On May 7, against the Nationals’ Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, Frazier said he wanted to do something that would make him more athletic in the box.
So he started rocking back and forth, trying to sync his hands with his front leg. His goal, he said, is to time his leg kick’s apex with his bat wave when the head of the bat is pointing toward the pitcher.
Devils coach John Hynes elected to start Keith Kinkaid over Schneider in the first two games of the opening round against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the team’s first playoff appearance since 2011. Schneider relieved Kinkaid in Game 2 of the series before starting the next three in a 4-1 series loss to the Lightning.
Earlier this month, Schneider underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip.
Schneider has made over $33 million in his nine-year NHL career, according to Spotrac.com. He and his wife have two young children.
Dez Bryant to the Packers/Saints? “I think the Packers could be in play, but I know this for a fact — they like some of their younger receivers. Rodgers could handle him though,” Prisco said. “Brees could handle him as well. Dez Bryant’s one of those guys who wants the football, when he doesn’t get it, he’s going to be angry about it, so you need a strong-willed quarterback to handle him. “I still think Seattle could be in play on him and could make a lot of sense to me.”