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On April 27th, 1994, Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek turned away 70 shots by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1994 playoffs.
The NHL explains...
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
He is Patrik Elias, the greatest forward ever to play for the Devils and one of the great two-way forwards of his generation who probably sacrificed some 75-100 goals and 150-200 points off his lifetime 408-617-1,025 total in order to accommodate the unyielding defense-first philosophy of the only organization for which he ever worked.
Except, as Elias told me when we chatted upon the announcement of his retirement, it probably wasn’t much of a sacrifice at all to become an indispensable part of two of the three Stanley Cups the franchise won while reigning over the Eastern Conference for more than a decade.
“There are no regrets for me,” said New Jersey’s forever No. 26, who next year will have his sweater raised to the rafters to accompany those of franchise bedrocks Martin Brodeur, Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer and Ken Daneyko. “Maybe I could have had different numbers somewhere else, but I was happy winning championships. I was happy making the playoffs every year and I was happy knowing we had a chance to win every year.
“You either adjusted in New Jersey or you didn’t stay. We were all proud of being part of those teams. I wasn’t just a one-way player. If they wanted to move me from wing to center, I did it. I played the PP and the PK. I could check. I’m very happy being known for that.
“When I look back, the thing I am most proud of is that I spent my entire career with one team,” Elias said, before referring to the man who ran the show. “You know, I wasn’t the only one to make that decision. Lou [Lamoriello] kept me for all those years, too.”
via the New Jersey Devils,
Ken Daneyko sits down with Patrik Elias for an exclusive interview regarding his retirement from the NHL, #PattysLastLap and more.
Below, via the Devils, a release from Elias...
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
You can forgive Taylor Hall if he tunes out next month when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin.
"My first couple of seasons in the league, I probably watched every playoff game I could," the New Jersey Devils star said Thursday at the Air Canada Centre.
"Now that I'm seven seasons in, it's tough to watch, knowing that I haven't experienced a playoff game yet. In saying that, as the playoffs go on and I get more time away from hockey, I indulge more so in the games. You can't help but watch and learn and see what these guys are doing at the highest level."
You're not human if you don't feel for this guy. The 25-year-old winger is seeing his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, looking playoff-bound for the first time in 11 seasons.
He was bitter about the trade to the Devils last summer. He's over it now, but that doesn't mean he's going to be cheering for the Oilers next month.
"No, I won't be rooting for them," he smiled.
The Penguin is Chris Kunitz.
NEW YORK (March 14, 2017) – Tonight’s game between the Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center, NHL Game No. 1024, has been postponed due to the severe winter storm impacting the area.
The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28.
Nashville, TN - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has acquired forward Vernon Fiddler from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2017 Entry Draft.
Fiddler, 36 (5/9/80), has appeared in 857 NHL games over parts of 14 seasons with Nashville, Phoenix (Arizona), Dallas and New Jersey. He has recorded 260 points (103g-157a) in his career, including three points (1g-2a) in 39 games with the Devils this season. The Edmonton, Alberta, native earned an assist on a third-period goal on Dec. 3, 2016, against the Predators at Bridgestone Arena.
Originally signed by Nashville in 2002 as an undrafted free agent, Fiddler spent six seasons with the Predators from 2002-09, totaling 93 points (45g-48a) in 305 games. He earned a career-high 32 points (11g-21a) with the Preds in 2007-08.
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