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Langenbrunner Takes Center Stage in 1,000th Career NHL Game

January 17th, 2011
It was only fitting that on the evening of his 1,000th career NHL game that Jamie Langenbrunner would play a major part in the Dallas Stars' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.The 16-year NHL veteran was honored during pregame ceremonies as he was joined by his ...

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers is the Toast of the Big Apple

December 24th, 2010
It seemed obvious that Derek Stepan was destined for greatness in the NHL after his performances during the 2010 IIHF World Under-20 Championships.  Stepan was named captain for the United States and led tournament scoring with 4 goals and 10 assists in 7 appearances for the Americans.  His stellar play ...

Jacques Lemaire Attempts To Kick Start The Devils As John MacLean Is Relieved

December 23rd, 2010
Under rookie head coach John MacLean, the New Jersey Devils slumped to an unusual 9-22-2 start to begin the season.  Devils' general manager Lou Lamoriello finally decided to pull the plug on MacLean and inserted Jacques Lemaire back into the role he served last season before his retirement. Lemaire will ...

Devils’ GM Lamoriello Sends Strong Message By Placing Brian Rolston On Waivers

December 14th, 2010
TSN's Bob McKenzie broke the news shortly after midday Eastern Standard time that Brian Rolston of the New Jersey Devils has been placed on waivers.  The 37-year old left-winger has struggled mightily this season posting 4 points in 15 games for New Jersey. Devils' general manager Lou Lamoriello felt the ...

Sidney Crosby’s Slew-Footing of Ryan Callahan Should Lead to Serious Crackdown

November 30th, 2010
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the latest NHL superstar to be branded with the loathsome label that comes from slew-footing an opposing player after his actions against the New York Rangers' Ryan Callahan late in the first period of Monday's game. Both players were hustling towards center ice ...

An Ode to Pat Burns (1952-2000): A National Hockey League Coaching Great

November 19th, 2010
Pat Burns bid farewell to hockey world on Friday after a courageous battle with cancer.  The former Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils head coach passed away at 58 years of age in Sherbrooke, Quebec. If poor health hadn't forced Burns to step down from his ...

Kovalchuk Transforms From Goat To Hero With Overtime Goal For the Devils

November 12th, 2010
What a difference a game makes. One night you're considered a pariah for flubbing your opportunity in the penalty shootout. Next game out, you're the hero as you deliver your team's first home victory of the season late in overtime. Enter the world of Ilya Kovalchuk. The New Jersey Devils went into ...

New Jersey Devils: Zach Parise Latest To Go Under the Knife As Slump Continues

November 1st, 2010
The last thing that embattled Devils' head coach John MacLean needed was for star forward Zach Parise to succumb to injury.  Previously, Parise was an "iron man" for New Jersey as he only failed to appear in 3 of a possible 422 games in his career.  His lowest total of ...

Danny Briere Continues to Inspire Philadelphia Flyers with New Lease on Life

October 27th, 2010
Since his arrival in the summer of 2007, Danny Briere has been an inspirational presence for the Philadelphia Flyers. He's been plagued by injuries and has faced adversity off the ice but has always shown the determination to bounce back. When the city of Philadelphia was founded in the late ...

Unlucky Rolston Set To Miss 4-6 Weeks But Injury Offers Devils Needed Cap Relief

October 14th, 2010
Brian Rolston has mostly been a very dependable and durable player during his 16-year NHL career.  The New Jersey Devils' winger suffered a sports hernia and is set to miss 4-6 weeks.  Rolston was looking towards recapturing the play of his youth as scouts around the league felt that he ...