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A Look At The Atlantic

NHL.com has posted stories on every team in the Atlantic Division.  Make sure to check it out for the latest information!

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How Did The Rangers, Devils and Islanders Do

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

Have the Rangers found the second coming of Marc Staal? Did the Devils pull in another Paul Kariya? And with a relatively high seventh selection, do the Islanders have a third-line forward ready to skate with potential sensation Kyle Okposo?

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Red Wings 101

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

While The Stanley Cup nestles neatly in Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings’ championship performance inspires a question for our Met Area teams: What can the Rangers, Devils and Islanders learn from the magnificent Motown sextet?

Several lessons are available, not necessarily in order of importance since every element factored into the championship. To wit:

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The Selke Finalists

from Dan Rosen at NHL.com,

Between the three of them they scored 94 goals and dished out 138 assists. That’s some pretty decent offense for a trio of forwards being recognized for their defensive prowess.

Than again, in Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and John Madden, the three candidates for this year’s Frank J. Selke Trophy, given to the League’s best defensive forward, you have three of the best two-way players in the game.

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KK Poll added at 12:29pm

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Vezina Finalists Announced

From Dan Rosen at NHL.com,

In one corner is the mainstay, the ol’ reliable in New Jersey Devils’ dynamo Martin Brodeur. Last season, Brodeur captured his third Vezina Trophy in the last four seasons after setting an NHL record with 48 victories. This season he won 44 games.

In another corner, we have the element of surprise, the unlikely candidate in San Jose Sharks veteran Evgeni Nabokov. He has never been a Vezina finalist and had previously never played in more than 67 games in one season. Nabokov played in 77 this time around.

And finally, we have the rising star, the current and future “King” of New York in Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist. This is Lundqvist’s third-straight season as a Vezina finalist, meaning he’s been in the final three in each of his three NHL seasons.

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Start Spending Lou

from Mark Everson of the NY Post,

If Lamoriello remains in charge of the Nicky Newarkers, and he told The Post this month that he’s “Too young,” to retire, he must change his stripes, put some pizzazz in his black suits.

In other words, he must stop doing things on the cheap, the way he learned when John McMullen was footing the bills and those millions they lost were real money.

He will have to scrap what’s left of the old Devils salary structure, the one that has required loyalty that cost his players money they will never recover, one that sometimes drove a wedge between players and comrades, when it was management’s strategy getting between them. Some players stayed, for less, like Martin Brodeur Martin Brodeur and Patrik Elias, others left.

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Significant Changes Ahead For The Devils

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

There have been few more bitter pills for the Devils to swallow now that their year has been suffocated by the Rangers. The five-game playoff defeat will stick in the Sutter-ites craw for a long, long time, but more than anything, it will result in significant changes on many levels and just about everyone connected with the team is aware of that.

“The club needs a playmaking center,” says MSG analyst Glenn (Chico) Resch who has followed the Devs as closely as anyone. “That is, if such a center is available in the off-season.”

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Brodeur Did The Right Thing

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Martin Brodeur was a focal point in this series from beginning to end. He was bumped and badgered verbally by Sean Avery throughout the season and series. Avery didn’t even stop after the series was over, calling Brodeur “fatso” on a postgame interview on MSG.

Normally, I would not defend Brodeur not shaking Sean Avery’s hand. It’s wrong 99.9 percent of the time.

It was wrong when Scott Stevens and Bobby Holik skipped the handshake line following the 1997 series between the Devils and Rangers and claimed afterward that they forgot about it. 

But this is the .1 percent of the time when it wasn’t wrong.

If Sean Avery wants to say things about Brodeur’s family and his personal life and stare him down face-to-face he can’t reasonably expect the guy to shake his hand afterward.

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added 9:06am, from Empty Netters,

The above is a video of the postgame handshake lines between the Rangers and Devils following New York’s 5-3 series-clinching win in New Jersey last night. Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur didn’t shake the hand of Rangers forward Sean Avery.

Was Brodeur wrong to do this? The handshake line is one of the more revered traditions in the NHL playoffs.

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Rangers Move On

from the CP via TSN,

When this one was over, Rangers agitator Sean Avery and Devils goalie Martin Brodeur had one more confrontation, this time in the handshake line. Avery, who crashed into Brodeur several times in the series and tried to distract him by waving his stick in the goalie’s face in Game 3, was the only player Brodeur didn’t extend his hand to.

“I shook everybody’s hand but one,” Brodeur said.

Avery said he was fully prepared to reach out to Brodeur, but didn’t get the chance.

“Everyone talks about how much class I don’t have, well it’s the end of the series and men go to war against each other,” Avery said. “I guess he forgot to shake my hand. I don’t know if anyone saw that. Of course I was going to shake his hand.”

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Everything Is Good With New Jersey

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

When Devils coach Brent Sutter walked into the room for the media availability this morning at the team hotel, I asked him how he was doing and he replied, “Everything is tickety-boo”.

I was pretty sure that meant, “Everything is good”, but just to be sure I did an internet search (I wasn’t sure how to spell it either) and it turns out I was correct.

The definition on Dictionary.com reads: “adjective Chiefly British Informal. fine; OK [Origin: 1935–40; perh. expressive alter. of the phrase that’s the ticket] “

With that settled, it’s on to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals tonight at Prudential Center with the Rangers leading three games to one and looking to wrap up the series with one more victory.

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