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  1. huh? Of course he does.. he is the C on defense in the NHL
  2. Geez guys.. it was just said in jest.. lighten up... You have to admit it is a whole lot easier to play prepositionally excellent defense when you swap Salvador and Volchenkov for a bunch of Canadian Stud Defenseman. Of course any training film can be helpful. It just seems to me DeBoer doesn't always get the what the Devils' biggest issue are nor is his view of certain players based in reality. "OK Bryce, watch what Weber did here... and then come up the ice, get in position and shoot the puck just like that."
  3. Exactly. It makes me wonder what DeBoer is smoking.
  4. http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/02/devils_olympians_jaromir_jagr_patrik_elias_marek_zidlicky_damien_brunner_rejoin_team_for_practice.html NEWARK -- The Devils' four Olympians rejoined the team for practice Monday and defenseman Eric Gelinas was also on the ice after being recalled from Albany (AHL). ..... Brodeur answered: “Um, that’s a good question. I’m not 100 percent sure what’s going to happen. Definitely it has been a transition year with having Cory Schneider as a Devil now. He’s been playing tremendously this year. So we’ll see what the general manager wants to do and what I want to do.
  5. ATLANTIC CITY - Playing the right point on an Albany Devils' power play the other night, Adam Larsson wristed a shot that missed the net, banged off the end boards and caromed all the way to the neutral zone on the left-wing side. It looked like a Hershey Bears penalty killer had a clear shot at racing forward to pick up the puck and speed in for a breakaway … but then, seemingly out of nowhere, Larsson was right there with his stick extended to retrieve the puck just in the nick of time. This was a saved scoring opportunity not many defenseman at any level can pull off, but Larsson's speed, skill, size and ability to read plays allowed him to make it look easy. http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/02/adam_larsson_frustrated_in_ahl_but_still_wants_future_with_devils_not_elsewhere.html
  6. This one won’t be given a stunningly singular place on the international geopolitical stage like the one in 1980 in New York State. This one merely provides the platform for one-time Devils teammates and linchpins Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk to appear on the same sheet of ice for the first time since Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final in Los Angeles, before each fled New Jersey to go home again; Captain America Parise to Minnesota and Russian winger Kovalchuk to the KHL. http://nypost.com/2014/02/14/why-russians-can-never-avenge-miracle-on-ice/
  7. It is becoming increasingly clear Martin Brodeur will finish his NHL career someplace other than New Jersey if he wishes to play next season, but not so clear at all where the all-time goaltender will finish this season. Brodeur is expected to ponder his options during the winter recess, to consider whether requesting a trade would be mutually beneficial for him and the Devils, who have their noses pressed against the outside of the playoff window and are in severe danger of missing the tournament for the third time in the past four seasons. After 20 seasons, the Devils’ net belongs to someone else. No one ever had a longer run as a club’s No. 1 than Brodeur — not Frank Brimsek, not Turk Broda, not Jacques Plante, not Glenn Hall, not Tony Esposito, not Dominik Hasek, not Patrick Roy, and not even close. http://nypost.com/2014/02/08/lots-to-mull-for-devils-legend-brodeur/
  8. This! NJ played as well as you can vs Colorado. You win 8/10 games like that...But you lose 2/10. Hockey has a large luck component and that's the way it goes.
  9. http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/comments/brodeur_open_to_being_traded_by_devils_if_theres_a_better_sitiuation_for_me_ill_take_it/ “I don’t think so unless in the next three weeks it goes worse than (it is),” Brodeur said of whether he’d ask for a trade. “We’ll see. But I don’t think I will ask.” Given the close relationship that Brodeur has forged with Lamoriello since the Devils drafted him 20th overall in 1990, it would seem the two should have some kind of conversation about Brodeur’s future – and they should have it soon. If it doesn’t take place before the Olympic roster freeze goes into effect at 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 (a week from Friday), then it has to happen before the Devils resume play after the Olympic break on Feb. 27. The NHL’s trade deadline is less than week after that at 3 p.m. on March 5. Brodeur said he hasn’t had any of discussion of that kind with Lamoriello yet and would only say, “We’ll see” when asked if he might approach him in the future. Lamoriello did not return a telephone message left for him today while the team is in Dallas for Thursday’s game against the Stars. - See more at: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/comments/brodeur_open_to_being_traded_by_devils_if_theres_a_better_sitiuation_for_me_ill_take_it/#sthash.ZPmdPpg6.dpuf
  10. Probably should be in the Marty thread... but it is Greg's article so we give it it's own From the Star Ledger: “It’s within the team’s rights to try and make themselves better. The fact is, I have the luxury to decide what I want to do. I hope if he (Lamoriello) is able to help the team, he’ll ask, regardless of what it is. It’s definitely something that is possible.” “I don’t know how I’d feel. I don’t know where I’m at with that,” Brodeur said with honesty. “I don’t know what I’d think if it were to happen. I definitely would like to play more, so if there is a chance somewhere… “But I’m not looking for that. I want to make sure this team gets on a playoff run. We’ll see what happens, but stranger things have happened.” Ain’t that the truth. This isn't he first we've heard from Marty on the trade front, going all the way back to Nov. 2013 and his admission that he'd consider waiving his NTC. This was probably before his save percentage dropped below .900. http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/martin-brodeur-pondering-trade-devils-season-222651185--nhl.html
  11. Lamoriello said Boucher’s demotion has nothing to do with Friday’s deadline of sending players to the minors so that they’re eligible to play there during the Olympic break next month. “No, because that has a statistic number to it,” Lamoriello said. “That will never get in a way to making decisions. These games are too important. I can assure you we’re going to have the best roster to win.” http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/01/devils_summon_joe_whitney_for_first_nhl_stint_as_lw_on_top_line.html
  12. http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/devils_return_reid_boucher_to_albany/ The Devils have assigned rookie left wing Reid Boucher to Albany of the AHL. Boucher, 20, had two goals and five assists in 23 NHL games since being called up on Dec. 4. He picked up an assist on Jaromir Jagr’s goal in Tuesday’s 7-1 win over St. Louis. - See more at: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/devils_return_reid_boucher_to_albany/#sthash.1cNDevQ8.dpuf
  13. Here’s a sneak preview of some of tonight’s NHL Revealed premiere, featuring Martin Brodeur going out to dinner with his family (as I mentioned yesterday). The first episode is schedule to air at 11 p.m. tonight on NBCSN. http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=23&id=543303&navid=nhl:topheads - See more at: http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/comments/no_update_from_devils_on_henrique_today_larsson_staying_in_albany_for_now/#sthash.reCfJ1po.dpuf
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