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Anyone Watching The Wild Game?

10 November 2002 - 12:08 AM

Zyuzin just got CRUNCHED!!!! Man, what a hit.

Zyuzin took a shot, then, a shark came out of nowhere and hit him in the chest. Zyuzin feel on the ice hard, through off his gloves and helmet. It appears only wind knocked out of him, but what a hit it was. He seems to be ok.

Anyway, it's a pretty good game. Gaborik is getting robbed chance after chance....

Devils Vs. Oilers

09 November 2002 - 12:00 PM

http://nhl.com/onthe..._2_preview.html

GAME: Edmonton Oilers (3-6-3-1) at New Jersey Devils (8-3-0-0).

TIME: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST.

The New Jersey Devils struggle to score goals. They don't, however, have problems keeping pucks out of their own net.

Not with Martin Brodeur between the pipes.

Brodeur looks to continue his tremendous start when the Devils play host to the Edmonton Oilers.

The Devils have always been known for their suffocating defense.

This season has been no exception as New Jersey has allowed just 17 goals in 11 games, fewest in the NHL.

Brodeur has been the primary reason, posting a stellar 1.55 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in 11 starts.

"Brodeur is probably our best defensemen right now," Devils coach Pat Burns said.

Brodeur stopped 23 shots in the Devils' 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday for his 332nd career win and 56th shutout. It was also his ninth career 1-0 win.

"It was a game to see how we would match up against the league's best team and we did real well," Brodeur said. "Defensively we were awesome and offensively we didn't have much, but it was enough."

New Jersey needs everything Brodeur has because its offense has been a no-show all season, averaging just 2.45 goals per game.

The Devils do not have a player with more than four goals or eight points.

One of the main reasons for their struggles is a power-play unit which has been successful a league-low 5.9 percent of the time (3 for 51).

However, between Brodeur's heroics and the league's second-best penalty-killing unit, the Devils have quietly entrenched themselves near the top of the Atlantic Division.

The mere sight of Brodeur may be enough to stop the offensively challenged Oilers.

Edmonton has just one win in its last five games (1-2-1-1) and has scored more than three goals in a game just twice all season.

The Oilers struggled on Friday, falling 4-2 to the New York Islanders, who had lost six straight coming in.

"They came out really hard and bodychecked us all over the place," said Edmonton goalie Tommy Salo, who finished with 20 saves. "We can't give anybody a 2-0 lead before we start playing."

STANDINGS (through Nov. 7): Oilers - 10 points, 5th place, 10 PB, Northwest Division. Devils - 16 points, 3rd place, 4 PB, Atlantic Division.

TEAM LEADERS: Oilers - Anson Carter, 6 goals and 14 points; Mike York, 9 assists; Steve Staios, 24 PIM. Devils - John Madden, Patrik Elias, 4 goals; Scott Gomez, Oleg Tverdovsky, 6 assists; Madden, 8 points; Gomez, Turner Stevenson, 26 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS (through Nov. 7): Oilers - Power play: 15.3 percent (11 for 72), 17th in NHL. Penalty killing: 85.7 percent (42 for 49), 9th. Devils - Power play: 5.9 percent (3 for 51), 30th. Penalty killing: 90.2 percent (46 for 51), 2nd.

GOALTENDERS: Oilers - Salo (2-5-3, 3.10 GAA); Jussi Markkanen (1-2-0, 1.91).

Devils - Brodeur (8-3-0, 1 SO, 1.55); Corey Schwab (no appearances).

2001-02 SEASON SERIES: Devils, 1-0-1.

LAST MEETING: Dec. 30; Devils, 2-1. At Edmonton, Alberta, Bobby Holik and Randy McKay scored second-period goals and Brodeur came within 5:48 of his third shutout of the month for the Devils.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Oilers - 2-4-1-0 on the road; Devils - 4-2-0-0 at home.

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I say...


4-2 Devils

Elias - 2 goal
Danton - goal
Madden SH goal

Sykora/friesen Comparision

08 November 2002 - 10:49 PM

Sykora - 13GP - 5G - 3A - 8P

Friesen - 11GP - 2G - 3A - 5P

Sykora's doing great without Arnott, infact, Sykora's doing better then Elias. Afterall, Sykora was supposed to be the one who suffered the most during the "Post A-Line days". I'm sorry, but this trade didn't help us. Sykora's 4PPG, 2PPA could've really helped the Devils struggling PP. I like Friesen, but I wish Sykora was back. Oleg is good but he ain't scoring. I watch MightyDuck games and Sykora plays great. He has SPEED! speed he never showed on the Devils.

Now, if you could get a second chance, would you still do that trade?

Shut-out For Marty

07 November 2002 - 09:26 PM

finally

Trade Alert

06 November 2002 - 11:05 PM

Before you read on, this is all RUMOR! DO NOT TAKE TOO SERIOUSLY

Well, I don't know how many of you guys go to letsgokings.com, but there is alot of talk about a possible trade that is already in the works. Apperantly, the trade is done/being done at the moment, and it's on it's way to be overviewed by the NHL. The trade is between the Kings and Sabres....

Here is the POSSIBLE trade...

To Kings: Satan, Gratton

To Sabres: Visnovsky, E. Bell, high draft pick, and some cash

The source is rather unknown, but from a person that has inside info from Kings managment. Also, at another board, this rumor was posted as well. This rumor is spreading VERY quick and is appearing on alot of boards.

If any of you care to read the original thread, it's on www.letsgokings.com

There is also ALOT OF talk about Lindros being dealt as well. Infact, some king of Kings/Rangers trade. This has come from many different sources as well.

Take it for what it's worth, if anything, it's a fun read....
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