New Jersey Devils Insider Michelle Kenneth Interviewed

July 20th, 2010 by Todd Cordell Leave a reply »

First off, I would like to thank Michelle Kenneth of for taking the time to do this.

Q: What does the re-signing of Ilya Kovalchuk mean for the Devils in your opinion?

A: Inking Kovalchuk is the Devils way of saying that things need to change. At the end of last season, there were a few problems that led to the Devils early demise in the first round of the playoffs. There were players that did not re-sign. There were players that were waived and bought out of their contracts. There was a trade that brought back a former Devil. There were signings of some of the best free agents on the market.

These are all signs that something was broken and needed to be fixed.

The Devils have been working on the same roster for the past three first-round exits. That was a sign that something on the roster needed to change because it wasn't working. Hopefully, for the Devils these changes to the lineup will help get them out of that first-round exit rut.

Q: What does this mean for Zach Parise?

A: Many people think that just because Kovalchuk signed with the Devils, Parise is no longer th ...

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