Found March 21, 2013 on
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils backup goaltender Johan Hedberg agrees that the size of some goaltenders’ equipment is excessive, but doesn’t think that reducing the pads again is the right way to go.
“The pads are not the problem,” Hedberg said today. “The problem is the pants and the chest protectors, arms and shoulders.”
Hedberg believes that that reducing the length of the pad above the knee and having more conforming knee pads wouldn’t necessarily create room in the five hole, but it might expose the goaltenders to being hit in the knee more and possible injury.
“The way you play on your knees these are good for preventing injuries,” Hedberg said of the current knee pads.
That said, Hedberg fully believes that reducing size of other parts of the goaltenders’ equipment is something that needs to be done.
BEST OF MAXIM
As a result of some poor puck handling by the Carolina Hurricanes, the puck ended up in their own net during the first period of Thursday night's game, giving the New Jersey Devils a power play goal. To add insult to injury, however, the Devils goal was credited to goaltender Martin Brodeur, as he was the last Devils player to touch the puck on the play.
The New Jersey Devils started the year on a hot streak until Martin Brodeur was placed on the I.R. Brodeur missed 13 games but made his return on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. In the first period the Devils were on the powerplay when this bizarre played happened. Carolina Hurricanes forward Patrick Dwyer was killing the penalty when he had this excellent shorthanded...
HE'LL TAKE IT
Martin Brodeur has scored three goals in his career, including the playoffs. Thursday night, Marty was credited with a goal in his first game back from injury against the Carolina Hurricanes. He was the last Devil to touch the puck before a a horrible miscue by the 'Canes. Brodeur was given credit for the goal. It wasn't one of Brodeur's best goals, but hey, a...
By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
It’s almost an ironic position for the Devils to be in.
Projected to miss the playoffs because of their aging goaltender, the Devils went from two points out of first place with their Hall of Fame goaltender, Martin Brodeur, to being two points out of a playoff spot because of his absence.
On the verge of making his debut back between the...
Moose Hedberg got his time between the pipes while Martin Brodeur was out with a back injury that kept him out a month...
So, what do you do to welcome yourself back...???
Score a goal...
Technically, he was credited with a goal since he was the last Devil to touch the puck in an own goal situation.
But, hey, a goal is a goal... and a power play goal...
Martin Brodeur is one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the NHL. A fun fact about the New Jersey goalie is that going going into Thursday night he had two career goals.
At 3:54 of the first period in Raleigh on Thursday, Brodeur scored his third career goal. After a delayed Devils penalty, Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal made an errant pass to the point which deflected...
The New Jersey Devils have acquired forward Matt D'Agostini and a conditional seventh-round selection in 2015 from the St. Louis Blues for a conditional fifth-round choice in the same draft.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the deal for the 26-year-old D'Agostini on Friday. He had a goal and an assist in 16 games with St. Louis this season.
As I finished the Kekalainen draft recap and headed out to lunch (and away from any kind of communication, because the phone is on charge at work), I thought to myself, "Self, things have been quiet, not much excitement - I won't miss anything for the next 2 hours."
And of course, I'm proven wrong.
The New Jersey Devils have acquired F Matt D'Agostini...
The New Jersey Devils have acquired 26 year old, Matt D'Agostini from the St. Louis Blues. In the trade the Devils have also acquired a conditional 7th round pick and St. Louis will either receive a 4th or 5th round pick depending on whether or not D'Agostini chooses to resign with New Jersey or not. If he signs, it's a 4th round pick. If not, it's a 5th round pick...
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur scored a surprising and odd goal tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes to put the Devils on top 1-0. Early in the first period, there was a delayed call on the Devils after a shot by Carolina that Brodeur stick saved, so, Hurricanes goaltender Dan Ellis left the net for an extra attacker. Jordan Staal received the puck and tried to pass...
The New Jersey Devils have acquired winger Matt D'Agostini from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional 5th round pick, as first reported by Andy Strickland.
D'Agostini, 26, has struggled to produce in St. Louis this year and is the odd man out because of that. While D'Agostini only has two points in 16 games this year, he can produce when given opportunity...
According to reports on Twitter, courtesy of Andy Strickland, the Devils have acquired St. Louis Blues right wing Matt D’agostini. Terms of the trade have not been released. Notes -This is another great depth move by Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello, especially if all he gave up for Dags is a draft pick (rumored [...]
The New York Rangers took to the ice in Newark against their cross town rivals, the New Jersey Devils, whom they trail by two points for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With only twenty games remaining, these were two vital points, for both clubs. One thing you can count on with these two [...]
Match-up - New Jersey Devils (13-11-6) @ Carolina Hurricanes (15-12-2)
Road/Home records - 4-6-4 -------------- 7-7-0
TV - MSG, NHLN-US, FS-CAR
Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET
Season series - Hurricanes lead 2-0
Last 10: Devils 3-5-2 / Hurricanes 5-4-1
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Dan Ellis (CAR)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game