Found January 20, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
New_jersey_devils_1c3a
By: Mike Luciano @MikeLuci Recently, New Jersey Devils head coach Pete DeBoer made it official that Zach Parise’s successor as captain will be defenseman Bryce Salvador. The Devils’ community has primarily reflected three main views on the decision to paste the “C” on Salvador’s jersey. Fans have either supported the decision, were against it, or focused more on the hypocrisy of how the consensus viewpoint of Salvador has been revolutionized over the past two seasons. When the Devils initially traded for Salvador at the 2008 trade deadline, I was not a fan of the move. I was even more annoyed when Lamoriello brought him back for four more years that same offseason. Salvador was a player that grew on me throughout his ongoing duration in a Devils uniform and I will admit I was one of several fans that speculated and hoped it would be Salvador that was one of the odd men out when the Devils faced the inevitability of getting underneath the salary cap before the start of the 2010-2011 ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Devils Start Season in Glorious Fashion

The New Jersey Devils opened the 2013 season with a win against the division-rival New York Islanders. Martin Brodeur played well between the pipes, Travis Zajac and David Clarkson provided the offense, and the Devils jumped out to a quick two points. I was extremely impressed with the pace of the game in the first period. The Devils moved the puck well and had a few good...

Devils 2, Islanders 1

David Clarkson's goal at 8:17 of the third period sent the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 season-opening win over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Travis Zajac also scored for New Jersey. Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots to increase his NHL wins record to 657. Travis Hamonic had New York's goal, a power-play score at 7:12 of the third. Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves for the...

Devils start with win over Islanders

David Clarkson's goal at 8:17 of the third period sent the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 season-opening win over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Travis Zajac also scored for New Jersey, which reached the Stanley Cup Final last season before losing to the Los Angeles Kings. Martin Brodeur stopped 18 shots to increase his NHL wins record to 657. Travis Hamonic had New York...

Clarkson nets game-winner as Devils edge Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New Jersey Devils began their run as one of the NHL's most dominant teams during the last lockout-shortened season. Eighteen years later, the Devils are still playing the same efficient and collective type of hockey that's defined their generation of success. David Clarkson scored the tie-breaking goal with 11:43 left in the third period as the reigning...

Some loose ends before a date with the Islanders

Just some news and notes for anyone who is interested before the Devils take on the Islanders tomorrow on the Island. Bryce Salvador has been named the captain of the New Jersey Devils, replacing Zach Parise who has since moved on to play for Minnesota. Seems to be a pretty well-supported pick by the players. “I think it’s a great choice,” said Ilya Kovalchuk to Tom...

Game 2 Recap: Devils Raise A Banner and Drop The Flyers

  Let’s start with the pre-game coverage because it bothered me. Before we even get to the broadcast, NBC cuts to an interview between Salvador and Brian Engblom and all he’s interest is the team’s mindset now that Parise is in Minnesota. In fact, according to Engblom, the Devils have remained intact from last season except for the departure of Zach Parise. No mention...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.