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Mike Cammalleri Returns Tonight For The Devils

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri admitted today that he did not feel well initially after taking an elbow to the jaw from Dallas’ Jamie Benn in a 3-2 shootout loss Oct. 24, but didn’t tell anyone on the team about it in hope he could play through it.

Cammalleri didn’t miss a shift in that game and even took the Devils’ first shot in the shootout (which they lost 2-0). He then played in the team’s 3-2 overtime win the next night in Ottawa as well before informing the Devils he wasn’t feeling right.

He’ll be back in the Devils’ lineup tonight in Boston after missing six games with a suspected concussion.

“I just tried to get through it, maybe against my better judgment,” Cammalleri said. “I just tried to hope that it would get better, I would feel better and just try to get through it. I was lying to myself, probably.”

continued and some Ryane Clowe talk too...

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How Would Lou Lamoriello Answer These Questions?

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,

Three straight losses and a difficult upcoming schedule could, for the first time, put Devils coach Pete DeBoer on the hot seat.

But what about general manager Lou Lamoriello and his role in the Devils' 6-6-2 start?

Here are 5 questions for the GM:

Is there a trade to be made?

Injuries to some key players have depleted the team. And a few other players may be healthy, but they have struggled. There must be someone out there to be acquired that can give the team a jolt before it falls into an early-season hole from which it cannot escape. We know: It's not easy to make a trade these days. Firing the coach always gives a team a jolt, but is DeBoer really to blame with the roster he has at his disposal?


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Video- Another No Goal, Incidental Contact Call

The Situation Room in Toronto has no control of plays like this since the referee ruled incidental contact of the goalie.

Agree or disagree, the final say on a play like this should be made by the Situation Room where they have access to replays like this.

If the NHL wants to get as many calls right as possible, things have to change.  We are seeing these types of calls on a nightly basis.


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Cory Schneider Keeps Playing

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media,

As Schneider gears up for his ninth consecutive start Tuesday night against the Penguins, it is clear that he is getting the work load he craved before agreeing to sign a 7-year, $42 million contract extension with the Devils last summer.

It appears likely that he will play at least 70 games if he stays healthy, but is he prepared?

“I’m very prepared,” Schneider told NJ Advance Media. “You try to take it game by game, or in smaller segments. If you think about it as an 82-game season it gets pretty overwhelming and you sort of lose focus on what’s coming up next. For me it’s more about the next game than trying to figure out what I’m going to feel like 30, 40 50 games in.

“For now I feel good. These last few games I’ve actually felt more like myself in a good rhythm and seeing the puck well. So I have to continue that. Like a lot of guys say, the more you play the better you feel. I’m hoping I can keep it up.”

read on

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Video- Patrik Elias Hand Pass Bounces Off Of Kari Lehtonen To Damien Brunner - Goal

You would think the goal would not be allowed but truthfully I don't know the rule on this.

The NHL Situation Room only ruled on this and no mention of a hand pass....

Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Dallas net. Video review showed that the net was displaced after the puck crossed the Stars goal line. According to Rule 78.4 "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice". Good goal New Jersey.

Watch the goal below...

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Jordin Tootoo’s Life On Ice

from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times,

 It is a long way from Nunavut to Newark.

For Jordin Tootoo, that unusual journey took him from the tundra through junior hockey stardom, a brother’s suicide, struggles with alcoholism and eight seasons as a fast-living fan favorite with the Nashville Predators.

Now Tootoo, the only Inuk to play in the N.H.L., is a little-used 5-foot-9 forward trying to extend his career with the Devils.

He tells the story of that journey in “All the Way: My Life on Ice,” an autobiography written with the prominent Canadian sportswriter Stephen Brunt that was published this week.

“I am very honored to be a role model for the North and for the aboriginal community,” Tootoo, 31, said during an interview after a Devils practice last week. “And for me to open up and tell my story may inspire others from small towns or in the North who face some of the same problems I’ve had.”


Paberback edition available at Amazon (KK affiliate link)

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Video- Great Opening Night Presentation By The New Jersey Devils



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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.


Watch the incident below, blood involved...

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