Who's hot: Raymond Giroux has enjoyed one of the best camps among the blue liners. He scored a short-handed goal Saturday night. Barring a poor finish to the exhibition season, the 27-year-old Giroux is likely to be the Devils' sixth or seventh defenseman.
Who's not: Without Jamie Langenbrunner's goal-scoring in the playoffs last spring, the Devils never would have reached the Finals. For what it's worth, he has yet to score a preseason goal and leads the Devils in penalty minutes.
The buzz: Coach Pat Burns said this is a "crucial week for making decisions. Do we want to bring guys back who were part of it last year (Tommy Albelin) or go with new blood? We might send a guy down to the minors (perhaps temporarily) and see what will happen."
On tap: The lengthy preseason schedule continues tonight when the Devils face the Boston Bruins at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I.
Todays Bergen Record mentions Sergei Brylin flew back to the US to be apart of the celebration at the White House and that Igor Larionov is slated to play Wednesday along with the following 2 preseason games. Turner Stevenson is listed as out for the next two weeks and will be seeing a doctor today to try and alleviate the lingering pains.