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  1. He was there. I saw through the window when I was talking to the ESPN guy outside. Zach was there for only the 2 qnd a half hours because of the Christmas luncheon happening later.
  2. I went to the Parise signing today. I got there at 9:45 ish, and didn't get to meet him. I got an auto photo though, and also a front line placing at the signing in Old Bridge in 3 weeks. I freezed my a$$ off though, but an auto is an auto.
  3. STARS (18-11-1) at DEVILS (16-13-1) LAST 10: Dallas 6-3-1; New Jersey 5-5-0 Season Series : Dallas won the first meeting 3-1 at American Airlines Center on Oct. 29. These two teams have met twice in every season since the schedule matrix was changed before 2008-09 -- each club plays only three teams in the other conference each campaign. Big Story: It is Scott Niedermayer Night at Prudential Center as the Devils will raise his number in the rafters before the puck drops. Team Scope: Stars: Dallas is looking to make it a clean sweep of the New York City-area teams after defeating the Rangers 1-0 on Tuesday and the Islanders 3-2 on Thursday. Goal prevention and a magical start for a rookie goaltender has fueled a three-game winning streak for the Stars. They had yielded five goals in back-to-back losses, but Richard Bachman was perfect in the third period of a 5-2 loss to San Jose and has been spectacular ever since. He's yielded three goals in three starts as Dallas has regained control of the Pacific Division. "He's a calm and steady goalie back there, and we have lots of confidence in him," said forward Jamie Benn, who scored the go-ahead goal on Thursday. "He's shown that he can play at this level. It's nice to have a backbone back there, and he's playing great hockey right now." Devils: Give New Jersey some credit for keeping in the playoff race without center Travis Zajac and a stretch without Martin Brodeur. Still, more than half of the team's victories have come in overtime or the shootout, including a remarkable 7-1 record when tied after 65 minutes. Whether this pace in the shootout can be maintained, the Devils should receive a boost from Zajac's return. That, coupled with Adam Henrique's emergence this season, gives New Jersey a nice one-two punch at center and could allow coach Peter DeBoer to split up Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise to establish two scoring lines. Who's Hot: Trevor Daley has a goal in two of the past three games for the Stars, but Bachman has been the big story. A fourth-round pick in 2006, he spent two years at Colorado College and most of 2009-10 with Idaho in the ECHL. He has stopped 96 of 99 shots to begin his NHL career. Injury Report: The reason for Bachman's breakout opportunity is a groin injury that has sidelined starting goaltender Kari Lehtonen. Forward Adam Burish is also out with a broken hand. … New Jersey is expected to have Zajac in the lineup for the first time after he missed the first 10 weeks of the season recovering from an Achilles tendon injury. Both Anton Volchenkov and Henrik Tallinder could be back to shore up the defense corps. Defenseman Andy Greene and center Jacob Josefson remain out for the Devils. Stat Pack : Dallas has thrived without Brad Richards, but the surprising Stars have been very dependent on strong goaltending. Lehtonen was 13-4-1 with a .930 save percentage before he got hurt, but backup Andrew Raycroft has a .900 save percentage in nine appearances and the Stars are 2-7 in this games. Puck Drop : Niedermayer had an amazing career, collecting championships at every level and in every competition he entered. He lifted the Stanley Cup four times (three with New Jersey), but also collected two Olympic gold medals and won the World Junior Championship, the Memorial Cup, the World Cup of Hockey and World Championship. His number will be the third retired in New Jersey's history, joining Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko (Martin Brodeur will obviously be the fourth honoree shortly after he retires). "Going to the rink tomorrow, it's going to be a little emotional in that sense, because for them to feel that highly of what I did here, even considering that I decided to play somewhere else [at the end of my career], makes it to me more special," Niedermayer said Thursday on "NHL Hour With Commissioner Gary Bettman." "So I'm looking forward to that and I expect to feel a little emotional with that being the case, for sure."
  4. I'd guess at least 2 months after Zajac comes back, so we have him until probably February. Only a month or so left that season, so then see how far he goes this year, and then with everybody healthy, next year. So, probably a minimum of 2 years before he would truly be fired I'd guess.
  5. It's: SCOTT Pregame was: blue line I don't know about during the game
  6. Anyone going to be doing the niedermayer sweepstakes? I'm trying to.
  7. CANADIENS (11-11-7) at DEVILS (14-12-1) Last Year's scores: DATE VIS/HOME FINAL Apr 2, 2011 MTL @ NJD MTL, 3 - 1 Feb 6, 2011 NJD @ MTL NJD, 4 - 1 Dec 2, 2010 MTL @ NJD MTL, 5 - 1 Oct 21, 2010 NJD @ MTL NJD, 3 - 0 Last 10: Montreal 3-3-4; New Jersey 5-5-0 Season series: This is the first of four meetings between the clubs this season. Big Story: New Canadiens defensemen Tomas Kaberle is expected to make his debut in le bleu, blanc et rouge. Kaberle was acquired from Carolina on Friday in a trade for fellow defenseman Jaroslav Spacek. He was a disappointment in 29 games with the Hurricanes this season after signing a three-year, $12.75 million contract over the summer. He had just 9 assists and a minus-12 rating. Team Scope: Canadiens: The struggling Habs are hoping Kaberle can find his game again quickly to help their listless power play, which is 1-for-36 over the last nine games, including an 0-for-4 in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver. The Canadiens jumped out to a 3-0 lead against the Canucks, but gave up three goals over the final 32 minutes, including a shorthanded goal to Mason Raymond. Montreal has just one win in its last seven games (1-2-4) and has fallen into last place in the Northeast Division with 29 points. "The move was to acquire a quarterback for our power play," coach Jacques Martin said. "The player that's supposed to fill that role right now is Andrei Markov, but he has yet to play a game this year and with his latest surgery is expected to be out until after the All-Star break. "In the meantime, we have lots of games and if there's one area I've said time and time again that's been critical, it's been our power play. Somebody asked me (Thursday) night why we keep losing all of these games in a shootout. Well, maybe if we get some production out of our power play that's what will make the difference. That's what we're hoping Kaberle will be able to help us with." Devils: Montreal native Martin Brodeur is expected to be back in the net after getting pulled early in Thursday's game against Ottawa. Brodeur, who has been pulled from two of his last three starts, gave up two goals on nine shots in the first period, and was replaced by Johan Hedberg at the start of the second period. The Devils rallied for a 5-4 shootout win after initially facing a 3-0 deficit. They scored four straight goals bridging the second and third periods, but Jesse Winchester scored a shorthanded goal with five seconds left in regulation to push the game beyond 60 minutes. Rookie center Adam Henrique won the game in a shootout. "We'll see how I feel when I get in there. But it's hard when you don't finish the game to feel good about yourself regardless of how it happens," Brodeur told Tom Gulitti of The (Bergen) Record. "I thought I made some pretty nice saves, especially on the power play. There were a couple tips behind our D and there was a one-timer in the slot, but I felt pretty good. I just have to build on what I'm able to build on to get back at it." Who's Hot: Henrique pushed his points streak to seven games, the most for any rookie this season, with 2 assists Thursday. He has 2 goals and 7 assists during the streak and has moved into second place on the team in scoring with 20 points in 24 games. Injury Report: The Devils are without defensemen Andy Greene (broken toe) and forward Cam Janssen (sternum). Defenseman Anton Volchenkov is considered day-to-day with a hand injury. … The Habs will be without captain Brian Gionta (lower body). Defenseman Chris Campoli (hamstring) has been cleared and hopes to play Saturday. Stat Pack: In his career against the Canadiens, Brodeur is 40-17-5 with a 1.76 goals-against average and .933 save percentage. Puck Drop: Devils center Ryan Carter told The Record that he picked up an extra minor for roughing after his third-period fight with Winchester on Thursday because he "gave him an extra shot at the end." The Devils cashed in with Dainius Zubrus' shorthanded goal to make it 3-2 Ottawa. "It worked out," Carter joked, adding he told the team it was all part of his plan.
  8. I was at the game. SO sloppy. Turnover after turnover. That's something the devils need to work on a LOT.
  9. I might be interested. PM incoming
  10. I'll see if I can find some more: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=devils&owner=508810&group=406 https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=devils&owner=508810&group=412 https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=devils&owner=508810&group=389 PW- devils https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=devils&owner=508810&group=376 PW- aaa https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=devils&owner=508810&group=392 This one has some good offers, but you need a email of some type, not really sure about it
  11. Here's another one of the discounts: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/group_corp_start.htmI?l=EN&team=devils&owner=508810&group=401 Password is: devils
  12. They are adding more discounts. Now, there are discounts for games on 10/21 vs the sharks, 11/5 vs the jets, 11/11 vs the capitals, and 11/26 vs the islanders
  13. I heard that Ilya Kovalchuk will be signing autos to help Lokomotiv families with the trajedy. $17 bucks I think. I don't know where or how though.
  14. I sat keep Larsson in Sweeden until next year. Tyler Myers waited a year before going into the NHL after he was drafted, and he got a lot of Help from Tallinder. It is kind of like a wining deal also if you put Larsson this year into the NHL so he will learn earlier from Tallinder, and get more exp. With the number thing, he probably would take #4, but Stevens has that number retired. Maybe 55? But that is kinda a high number to be on the Devils.
  15. I remember seeing someone have around 12-16 sticks, trying to get other people to buy them for him, and then he would pay them back. He had some pretty nice stick too, 2 clarksons, 2 hedbergs, a josefson, a Zajac, and some others I forget now looking at which his gf i guess was holding. Lady labor, that's the new thing I guess now with the equipment sale.
  16. Really? I thought there were Parise sticks there 2 years ago. at least that's what I remember.
  17. It wasn't too bad of a draft party, but what BS that Pru Center was booked that night, and noone ever thought of the Draft party. I got there around 3:00, maybe a bit earlier, and STILL I did not get any good player sticks. By the time I got there, after the VIP's and about 50-75 people, there were NO Parise, Tedenby, Josefson, Kovalchuk, or goalies sticks available. Kinda bummed for that, but got Talinder and Pelly sticks. Not too bad, but could have been better.
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