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What Will The Devils Do As The Trade Deadline Approaches?

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

At the stroke of midnight Sunday night, the NHL will lift its Olympic break roster freeze, opening a 10-day window that lasts until the March 5 trade deadline.

For the Devils, it will provide a strong indication about where the franchise is heading. Will goalie Martin Brodeur ask for a trade, or be asked to waive his no-trade clause? Will general manager Lou Lamoriello be willing to deal captain Bryce Salvador? Will the Devils be buyers or sellers?

“I’ve been traded before. Once you’ve been traded, it takes a lot of that uncertainty off the way you look at it. You know the world doesn’t end when you get traded,” Salvador told The Star-Ledger.

“But it may be a unique situation with Marty. We’ll see what happens there. For myself, at this point Lou hasn’t talked to me about anything.”


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What Will Brodeur Do?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

It is becoming increasingly clear Martin Brodeur will finish his NHL career someplace other than New Jersey if he wishes to play next season, but not so clear at all where the all-time goaltender will finish this season.

Brodeur is expected to ponder his options during the winter recess, to consider whether requesting a trade would be mutually beneficial for him and the Devils, who have their noses pressed against the outside of the playoff window and are in severe danger of missing the tournament for the third time in the past four seasons.

After 20 seasons, the Devils’ net belongs to someone else. No one ever had a longer run as a club’s No. 1 than Brodeur — not Frank Brimsek, not Turk Broda, not Jacques Plante, not Glenn Hall, not Tony Esposito, not Dominik Hasek, not Patrick Roy, and not even close.


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Video- Ref Wes McCauley Mic’d Up For Rangers/Devils Stadium Game

A different perspective of the game. 

The video is just over two minutes long.

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Brodeur On The Possibility Of Being Traded

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

With Schneider clearly emerging as the club’s No. 1, Brodeur does not think a call from general manager Lou Lamoriello asking him to waive his no-trade clause would be inconceivable.

“No, not at all,” Brodeur told The Star-Ledger on Tuesday. “It’s within the team’s rights to try and make themselves better. The fact is, I have the luxury to decide what I want to do. I hope if he (Lamoriello) is able to help the team, he’ll ask, regardless of what it is. It’s definitely something that is possible.”

Brodeur said he would not be insulted if he is asked to accept a trade. In fact, it might be attractive if he gets a chance to play more often. Schneider’s start against the St. Louis Blues Tuesday night at Scottrade Center will be his seventh in 10 games.

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Watching The Two Stadium Series Games

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 27, 2014 – The NHL Stadium Series matchups from iconic venues in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN, continuing NBC Sports Group’s strong NHL ratings this season.

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Devils In Need Of A Scoring Winger And A Defenseman

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

It has become apparent that Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello must focus his attention on obtaining a left winger for the team’s top line.

With five weeks remaining before the NHL’s March 5 trade deadline, the Devils have not been able to find a suitable linemate for Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr since Dainius Zubrus was moved off that unit. With coach Pete DeBoer having said he is happy with his other forward configurations, Lamoriello may have to ratchet up his search for a veteran winger who can score....

Although Jacob Josefson stepped in alongside Zajac and Jagr for Sunday’s outdoor game against the Rangers, a search for help seems to be in the cards.

In fact, it would not be surprising to see Lamoriello bring in a veteran defenseman, as well. Rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas gives the Devils an offensive threat on the blue line and he has played well enough defensively for stretches, but DeBoer tends to lean towards experienced veterans down the stretch and in the playoffs.

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The NHL Gets It Right

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

So there is another one of these coming up on Wednesday night, another chance for the Rangers to turn Yankee Stadium into the Bronx Blue against the Islanders the way they did against the Devils on Sunday afternoon.

And when Derek Stepan, who put the cherry on top of the Blueshirts’ 7-3 victory by converting a third-period penalty shot, was asked if the philosophy of going outside in another couple of days would be, “We’ve got to do it again,” or, “We get to do it again,” the center responded affirmatively and enthusiastically.

“Oh,” Stepan said. “We get to do it again.”

Again and again the NHL stages these outdoor extravaganzas and again and again the league pulls it off. One after another, from Edmonton in 2003 to Los Angeles this past Saturday night, they have become a collective greeting card for hockey’s Winter Wonderland.

Too many of these? Bah.


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Video- Hockey Night In Canada Opening Montage, Rangers/Devils

I like the jazzy swing mood.

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Video- Jagr In the Yankees Clubhouse


Guess what locker Jagr was assigned?...

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Scoring An Issue For The Capitals After Another Loss

from Katie Carrera of the Washington Post,

The prescription for the Washington Capitals’ destruction is becoming familiar. Combine bad penalties with some sloppy decisions in the defensive zone, mix in a few neutral zone turnovers, sprinkle in a meager offense — and the recipe is all but complete.

That formula led to a 2-1 defeat Friday night to the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals’ seventh straight loss. They’ve scored more than one goal in one of those seven setbacks and have now dropped 14 of their past 18 games.

This particular failure saw another opportunity for Washington to pull itself out of its funk against a Metropolitan Division foe go to waste as the sixth-place Devils now sit three points ahead of the seventh-place Capitals.

“We’ve just gotta find a way to win a game. Gotta find some goals. It seems like we have to get a shutout to win a game. We’ve got to find a way to do it,” Jason Chimera said. “If desperation doesn’t set in then we’re in trouble, that’s for sure.”


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