New Jersey Devils 2009-10 Season Preview

The New Jersey Devils enter the 2009’10 season with a new (but familiar) head coach in Jacques Lemaire, the same phenomenal world-class goaltender in Martin Brodeur and a boatload of prospects who are trying to make a team that relied too much on their veteran players last year. While the New Jersey Devils enjoyed plenty of regular season success during Brent Sutter’s […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Atlantic Division,Columns,Eastern Conference,New Jersey Devils,Season Previews,Teams on September 18, 2009

On the Beat: Phil Kessel still unsigned and Alexei Kovalev wants Dany Heatley to stay

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Boris Valabik has re-signed with Atlanta for multiple years.  No word yet on the term, or dollars but the massive defenseman could become an effecive player with more seasoning. Phil Kessel is the only remaining RFA the Bruins need to sign.  A trade still seems most likely, however, it […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on July 21, 2009

On the Beat: Jacques Lemaire returning to New Jersey

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Randy Carlyle is happy with his team’s moves this off-season, especially the addition of a couple scoring forwards, but his main focus will still be team defense come the fall.  He should be happy.  The team has one of the best top-six forward units in hockey, some […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Detroit Red Wings,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,St.Louis Blues on July 13, 2009

More on Sutter stepping down

From TSN: Sutter has said that his decision on whether he would return to New Jersey next season would be based solely on family and business commitments in Red Deer. There has been some speculation that his brother Darryl, the general manager of the Calgary Flames, has been waiting to make a decision on his […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,New Jersey Devils on June 9, 2009

On the Beat: Lamoriello wants Sutter back and MVP nominations are out

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Special teams play may decide the Wings/Ducks series.  It most certainly will.  I don’t see the Wings sustaining their tremendous first round power play success, but anything over 20% should spell trouble for the penalty taking Ducks. Here was the lineup at Bruins practice today. Nothing new […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Detroit Red Wings,New Jersey Devils,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins on April 29, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Tuesday Edition): Reaction out of Calgary and San Jose, Langenbrunner apparently had knee surgery after Game 2 and Tortorella continues to stir the pot with the NY media

Remaining First Round Matchups Washington Capitals (2) versus New York Rangers (7) Could Chris Clark return to the Capitals lineup tonight to replace the suspended Donald Brashear?  The Capitals have a chance to redeem last season’s Game 7 heartbreak versus Philadelphia tonight at the Verizon Center, writes Mike Wise.  Nothing like ESPN reporting that Mike Green […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Minnesota Wild,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 28, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Monday Edition): Teemu Selanne dealing with his struggles, Eric Staal dominates Game 6 and the circus that has become the Capitals/Rangers series

Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Montreal Canadiens (8) Did you know Mark Stuart and Shane Hnidy were only on the ice for one Montreal goal against in the entire first round?  For now, the Bruins are just watching the playoffs to see which team they will meet in Round 2. Jack Todd of the […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Columbus Blue Jackets,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Montreal Canadiens,New Jersey Devils,New York Rangers,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Philadelphia Flyers,Pittsburgh Penguins,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,St.Louis Blues,Teams,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on April 27, 2009