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Devils do some housekeeping

Due to absence induced by a turkey coma, I am here to bring everyone up to speed with a few bits of Devils information.

First off, Nick Palmieri has been assigned to the AHL Albany Devils. Palmieri has been tremendously under-performing this year. He has only acquired three goals and three assists during the season so far. This move could be seen as a wake up call for Palmieri. He may also end up being trade bait in the future depending on how he handles his demotion.

“He’s just got to play,” DeBoer said of Palmieri. “He’s got to play with confidence. It’s not an easy league to play in, and we’ve got some depth here — some guys we can move in and out. He needs to go back and find his game.”

Martin Brodeur seems to be back to his normal self after a 2-1 Devils win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Head Coach Pete DeBoer has been taking notice of his HOF game when he is at his best.

He was our best player, and he was our best player at a key time — in the third period, when we ran out of gas a little bit, made some mental mistakes,” said DeBoer.

Johan Hedberg got the start for the Devils this evening against the New York Islanders. The Devils are in the first half of a home-at-home series against the Isles.

Speaking of Hedberg, how good has he been when called upon by DeBoer and the Devils? He has gone 6-4-1 in 11 games so far this year with a GAA of 2.45. Not exactly a terrible back-up option.

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  Tags: johan+hedberg, martin+brodeur, nick+palmieri, pete+deboer


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I am an all around NHL fan. I love to watch Atlantic Division, and root for the Philadelphia Flyers. Just because I cheer for the Flyers, doesn’t mean I don’t keep up with the other teams in the division, specifically the New Jersey Devils. Devils Advocate will provide you with the most important Devils news, filled with my opinion about the selected topic.

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