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Getting Excited About The New Jersey Devils?

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,

Is there reason for Devils fans to be excited about their team now that the home opener is just hours away?

The players think so.

“Yeah. I think we have a good foundation here, starting with the back end,” goalie Cory Schneider said. “There are the young guys on the blue line and myself. Hopefully I’ll be here for a long time.

“I think it is something to look forward to. We made a couple nice additions up front. Cammi (Mike Cammalleri) has been hot at the start and we’ve needed every single one of his goals so far.

“We liked our team last year. We just didn’t quite get the breaks. I think we really feel we’re a better team and we’re better for having gone through what we did last year.”

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Video- Cory Schneider With The Bad Goal Of The Night

Tough night for Schneider.

 

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Video- Martin Havlat Suffered Some Facial Cuts

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils left wing Martin Havlat required a significant amount of stitches on his upper lip and bridge of his nose after being cut on a check by Jason Chimera in the second period of tonight's 6-2 loss in Washington.

Havlat was not available to speak to the media after the game, but walked to the team bus on his own when he finally emerged from the locker room nearly an hour after the game ended. 

Havlat apparently had to have much of his upper lip stitched back together. It is also possible his nose was broken.  His visor apparently contributed to his cuts.

The Devils provided no update on his condition.

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Watch the incident below, blood involved...

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Video- Jaromir Jagr Passes Steve Yzerman On All-Time Point List

With an assist on a goal by Mike Cammalleri, Jaromir Jagr passed Steve Yzerman (1755 pts.) on the all-time point list and is now the 6th highest scoring player in NHL history.

You can watch the goal below...

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The Latest On Jordin Tootoo and Scott Gomex With The New Jersey Devils

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,

The Devils plan to sign winger Jordin Tootoo to a contract Tuesday, but have asked center Scott Gomez to remain with the club as an unsigned player until a spot on the roster opens.

GM Lou Lamoriello said Steve Bernier and Cam Janssen, who did not practice with the Devils Tuesday, will be assigned to Albany (AHL) if they clear waivers at noon.

Defenseman Peter Harrold, who is practicing, is also on waivers....

Lamoriello does not expect any problems signing Tootoo.

“We will be sitting down with Tootoo some time today. He has not signed a contract to this point,” the GM said. “We have had preliminary discussions. Nothing concrete.

“As far as Scotty, we will recommend that he stays and practices like a taxi squad practice. We have had that conversation. If you remember in the past, Tommy Albelin did that. Scotty has had a tremendous camp. He is in great shape and has shown he can still play, but right now there is no roster spot in that role that he has.”

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Ryan Carter Waiting For A Contract Offer From The New Jersey Devils

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,

Ryan Carter came to training camp without a contract on the faith that the Devils wanted him back for another season and would eventually find room on the roster to sign him.

That has been the indication from general manager Lou Lamoriello all summer and into the fall. But Carter, who never even signed a tryout contract, is losing hope.

“I can’t say that I’m optimistic. I don’t think I can say I’m the opposite, but I can’t say I’m optimistic,” Carter told NJ Advance Media.

The 31-year-old forward has appeared in three preseason games, but so far he hasn’t been offered contract. He is getting to the point where he needs to get some answers.

“I left it alone for a while. We’re obviously running out of time here,” Carter said.

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What Do You Think Of The Yellow Boards?

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

If you were at Prudential Center tonight, you probably noticed the boards had a yellow tint to them. That was for a test the NHL was doing with a green screen-type system that shows different CGI ads on the boards during television broadcasts.

There was no telecast of tonight’s game, but a couple of times the ads showed up on the replays shown on the scoreboard’s video screen. (I saw one with a red McDonald’s ad that wrapped completely around the end boards). Otherwise, the CGI ads are not visible to those in the arena. (There are the regular ads on the board that you normally see, though.)

The CGI ad itself looked odd on the replay on the video screen, but not as odd as the yellowish boards themselves. Those appeared as if someone ran a yellow highlighter marker over them....

“I don’t like that,” Zajac said. “Is it going to stay like that? I didn’t like it, hated it actually. I thought it was stupid. It doesn’t look right. You get used to it, but I still don’t like looking at it. That’s my opinion.”

a bit more and a review of the Devils game last night...

 

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No #13 For The Devils

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,

No one has ever worn No. 13 for the Devils and that will continue this season despite the acquisition of a player who has worn that number his entire career.

Mike Cammalleri, signed to a 5-year, $25 million contract this summer, wore No. 13 for the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings and did quite well with it on his back. But the left winger didn’t get it in New Jersey and didn’t ask for it.

“No. I just showed up and No. 23 was in my stall,” Cammalleri said. “It’s just a number.”...

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello hasn’t allowed the number, considered unlucky by many, to be given out since he began running the club in 1987. But even before that no Devils players got the number.

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It’s Jagr’s Time In New Jersey

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer has no plans for this to be his final season.

“I don’t think that way,” Jagr said today after taking his training camp physical. “I love the game. What I want to tell you is I don’t know if it’s going to be the last year in the NHL. If I stay healthy, it’s not going to be my last year in hockey. I want to play until 50, maybe more. But I want to play in the NHL if I’m good enough. I don’t want to just be here just to be here.

“But the longer you play in the NHL, the better challenge you get for yourself. You’re facing the best players in the world. So, if I’m good enough to play in this league, I want to do it. If I’m not, I’m going to play somewhere else. But you have to stay healthy and you have to stay motivated and you have to love the game. So, that’s what I do. That’s what I love.”

Jagr, who is tied for sixth in NHL history with 1,755  points, ranks seventh in goals with 705 and eighth with 1,050 assists in 1,473 regualar season games, sees no reason to stop playing simply because of his age.

“(Just) because I’m over 40, there’s no rules that you have to stop playing,” he said. “There’s no rules. It’s tougher because there’s a lot of young guys.”

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“We’re All Devils Inside”

NEWARK, NJ – September 15, 2014 – The New Jersey Devils today will unveil “We’re All Devils Inside,” a new brand and marketing campaign for the 2014-15 hockey season. The campaign will kick off this morning as season ticket holders pick up redesigned ticket packages and have their photo taken with Devils players at a special event at Prudential Center.

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