BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - After five games the Binghamton Devils are in second place in its division in the AHL. Before the B-Devils take the ice Friday night, 12 Sports Director Larry Burneal caught up with head coach Rick Kowalsky for the latest edition of B-Devils Sit-down.
Two home games, two home sellouts. Has the team felt the support on the ice?
"Oh, no question," said Binghamton Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky. "Like I said, the confines of this building are a little tighter and the way, because it's an older building, the way it's setup, you feel like the fans are right on top of you. So, there's no question, we've only had two here and we're going to get more this month. Guys are excited to play here and certainly feeling comfortable."
John Quenneville is one of the guys that has been playing very well. Is that somebody fans should enjoy while he's here?
"Yeah, I think if he continues to develop, he has potential to be an everyday NHL player," said Kowalsky. "He's shown he can play there in spurts. He got a couple looks last year in his rookie year in pro hockey, so it's part of our job as a coaching staff and it's on him to continue to work and develop, but there's no question that if he continues on the path he is on, he should be able to become an everyday NHL player. If he does it right away, he's certainly a guy that's going to get, when they need bodies, is going to be on a list of young kids that are going to get the opportunity to play in the NHL this year."
The Binghamton Devils host Providence Friday night. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.