Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 09: goalie Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes on December 9, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
from Scott Burnside of ESPN, New Jersey Devils head coach Pete DeBoer recalls 1994 as a time when he still had hair. Martin Brodeur, who played goal in what was one of the most dramatic playoff series of all time 18 years ago, recalls it as a time when no one knew his name or who he was. New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella initially feigned ignorance at the significance of the 1994 Eastern Conference finals between the Mark Messier-led Rangers and Brodeur’s Devils altogether. That’s the beauty of history: It is what you want it to be, something or nothing. It can be a reminder of past glories or failures, a touchstone to help you believe in the face of doubt, or simply an innocuous distraction to help you forget about the reality of your situation. The reality for the current Rangers squad is that 1994 is a kind of fairy tale. continued
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