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The New Jersey Devils Will Retire Martin Brodeur’s Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. (October 6, 2015) – The New Jersey Devils announced today that the team will retire goaltending legend Martin Brodeur’s No. 30 jersey with a special pre-game ceremony, presented by Prudential, on Tuesday, February 9 at Prudential Center when the Devils host the Edmonton Oilers. The ceremony will be the highlight of an ongoing tribute to the Devils great and the culmination of a four-day celebration with Brodeur, starting February 6.

“I am humbled and honored to have this opportunity with the organization that drafted me over 20 years ago, and thrilled to share this moment with fans who have become like family,” said Brodeur, who was in Newark for the announcement.

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A One-Year Deal For Lee Stempniak And The New Jersey Devils

via an email from the New Jersey Devils,

New Jersey has agreed to terms with forward Lee Stempniak on a one-year deal worth $850,000.

Stempniak was on a PTO with the Devils.

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The Competitive New Jersey Devils

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Opponents can write this Devils team off at their own peril.

Prognosticators may not be bullish on this team, but the re-designed Devils have used the preseason to develop a weapon that has made them both exciting and dangerous as the regular season approaches — speed.

"I think we came together pretty well. We learned how to play with speed," defenseman Damon Severson told NJ Advance Media. "That was one of the things I noticed big time. We never really played with speed last year. It was more of a chip and chase game.

"As anybody can see, we're getting speed through the neutral zone and holding onto the puck when we don't see a play. We're not just throwing it away off the glass or something like that. It's more fun to play like this. I think guys are enjoying it and we're looking forward to doing it all year."


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Patrik Elias Still Bothered By Knee Issue

from Tom Gulittie of The Record,

Signs have been pointing to Elias, 39, beginning the season on injured reserve for a while as he has missed all of training camp with a sore right knee.

Devils coach John Hynes classified Elias' absence as "indefinite."

"Elias, he's still in the same situation right now," Hynes said Thursday. "There's been no update or progress with him right now."

The Devils are taking a cautious approach with Elias, the club's all-time leader in goals, assists and points, as he rehabs his knee in hope that the injury won't turn into something that causes him to miss time again later in the season.

Elias said last week that he had an MRI on the knee, but "there wasn't anything there that we didn't already know."

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Video- Assist Goes To The Hockey Stick

At time I have seen an on-ice official try to pick up the stick and would probably like to see it happen more often.


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Are The Leafs And Devils Talking Trade For Travis Zajac?

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Talk in Toronto is growing louder that the Devils may already have a trade on the table that would send center Travis Zajac to the Maple Leafs.

It is no secret that former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello would like to acquire Zajac, but it is believed that he is discussing several potential deals with Ray Shero. Center Nazem Kadri is one potential piece of a trade, although the Devils would undoubtedly consider a package deal if it could bring James van Riemsdyk to New Jersey.

Zajac has five years and $31.75 million remaining on his contract with a cap hit of $5.75 million. His contract includes a no-trade clause.

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Yogi Berra “Loved The Game Of Hockey”

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Yogi Berra, the Hall of Fame catcher and 10-time World Series winner who passed away Tuesday night at age 90, was, of course, a Yankee legend.

But, he also managed the Mets and worked for the Houston Astros and his good friend, Dr. John McMullen.

And that is how Berra became a Devils' fan.

McMullen owned the Astros and the Devils and Berra, who lived in Montclair, often attended the Devils' games at the Meadowlands and, later, at Prudential Center.

“He was almost synonymous with the Devils every day in my early days there,” former Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said this morning from Toronto. “Every morning I'd walk in and he'd be there at South Mountain (Arena). He's work out with Dr. McMullen. We'd sit down and have a coffee. I must have seen him six days a week for several years. He was just a good friend. He loved the game of hockey.”

In fact, Lamoriello, now the GM of the Maple Leafs, said a friend sent him a photo this morning of a young Yogi Berra on skates when he was growing up on St. Louis.

“It's a great picture, by the way,” Lamoriello said. “I never saw it before.”


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Patrik Elias Still Experiencing A Knee Issue

from Rich Chere of NJ.com,

Despite assurance from Patrik Elias that he would be back "soon" from a right knee issue that has sidelined him from the start of training camp, the Devils are not planning to use the veteran forward in any preseason games.

"That's really up in the air right now. We're not really planning on it, just because it's kind of been a slow process so far," Hynes said Tuesday.

So where does Elias, 39, stand?

"We're still going through the process," Hynes explained. "It's a situation that's not going to be rushed. I wouldn't necessarily stay it's day to day. Every day he's trying to work through it."


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It’s A “Dream Job” For Analytics Guy In New Jersey

from Pat Pickens of the New York Times,

Sunny Mehta has been a musician, a professional poker player and an author, and he has worked in finance. He has lived in New Orleans, Chicago, Miami and Las Vegas.

But through it all, one constant has remained: his love for the Devils.

So when the owners of the Devils, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, wanted to start the N.H.L.’s first full-time analytics department last year, Mehta made sense as its director.

N.H.L. training camps are opening this weekend, and more analytics departments have sprouted around the league as teams embrace advanced statistics. Mehta will look to find every edge for the Devils, who are projected by many to be one of the N.H.L.’s worst teams in the 2015-16 season. In his second year as the organization’s analytics director, Mehta finds himself in a more collaborative and forward-thinking environment than he did in his first season.

“It’s been an interesting year,” Mehta, 37, said. “This is a dream job. It’s exciting to be part of the decision making.”


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The New Jersey Devils Sign Jiri Tlusty Plus A PTO For Tyler Kennedy

via an email from the New Jersey Devils,

The New Jersey Devils have agreed to terms with free agent forward Jiri Tlusty to a one-year, one-way contract for $800,000.

Also, forward Tyler Kennedy will be attending New Jersey Devils training camp as a PTO.


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