Hi guys. Panther fan coming in peace. (yes im a former blueseater, reloed 15 ya)
Goc and Bradley out tonight, Theodore in net.
In re kulikov, hes absolutely flourishing under Dineen, more of a players coach, with all his NHL experience.. Pets got some coaching skills no doubt, but he had some growing pains down here as he admitted himself, and Im sure is a better coach now than he was with us. Only wish him the best.
Anyway good luck tonight.
Should be a great game, enjoy!
LGD! Get to watch some devils hockey AND nobody is at home to spam youtube or any **** on their laptops so i should be able to enjoy 100% the feed. Yay! (we pay for 5m internet, get like 500k, go Comcast!)
you know who else was blunt, honest, and said things that hurt (but were true) and then would crack a great joke with the team/media?
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and right wing Cam Janssen have a couple of friendly bets going. One concerns which player will finish with more points this season. Brodeur leads 1-0 after picking up an assist on Kovalchuk’s power-play goal Wednesday in Buffalo. The other bet is over which player will finish with more career regular season points.
“I just want everybody to be honest about their game. That’s it” Brodeur said. “It’s not the money. It’s the principle But usually the principle attached with money makes a little difference.”
Brodeur, 39, has one goal and 37 assists in his career. Janssen, 27, has three goals and seven assists in his career, but probably has more time left to catch up with Brodeur contemplating retirement after this season.
“I’m going to lose that one,” Janssen said of the career points bet. “This one (points this season) I might get lucky. He does get tons of ice time.”
Janssen said Brodeur “let me know” after he got his assist Wednesday night.
“It’s a little friendly wager I guess,” Janssen said. “But he definitely lets me know every time he gets one of those phantom assists. It’s pretty easy whenever you’re on the ice with Kovy. You make it save and it goes in the corner and he picks it up and goes end to end. I’ve just got to shoot the puck more. We’re getting our chances.”
Brodeur has noted that.
“He had a couple good chances too in Buffalo,” Brodeur said. “But, you know what? He’s playing well. I think a guy like that needs kind of a challenge. And he’s funny. He does what he needs to do reall way. The way he hit (Boston’s Zdeno) Chara the other day. He doesn’t play much, but for a guy that plays two, three minutes, he’s been in a lineup for a lot of games in a row (14, including tonight). That’s great for him. I’m really happy. We had a good time when he was here the first time. Now, he’s a little older, a little different. But it’s fun.”
Brodeur said he used to have similar bets with retired Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko.