Found November 01, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
Remember back in the late 80s when players like Gretzky, Lemieux, Messier, Hull, and Yzerman were racking up points; and Brendan Shanahan was racking up fights and PIMs? My how things have changed. Lemieux, having made his millions after freely roaming the ice for years protected by the likes of Troy Loney, Grant Jennings and Jay Caufield is now an owner. One that is more content bashing tough guys instead of respecting them. Shanahan, who first made his mark in the league because of his fists, is now dishing out suspensions at a torrid pace, as the league’s head disciplinarian. The late 80s gave us a multidimensional game, full of both individual displays of scoring feats and enforcers who were actually allowed to enforce the game in the moment. Was the correlation a simple coincidence? Or did opposing players know that if they touched Wayne, Marty was coming for them? Or if Steve was touched, Bob wasn’t going to be far behind? Don’t even look at Brett cross-eyed… the Twister was ...

Zajac on the mend, visits practice

Zajac has resumed skating. (Getty/NHL Images) The sight of a smiling Travis Zajac at the rink Monday was enough to spark new optimism for his speedy return. Thou...

Martin Brodeur and James Reimer could return tonight

After sitting out six games, New Jersey Devils‘ Martin Brodeur (0-1) could make his return in the crease in Newark tonight against the visiting Maple Leafs. Martin Brodeur could make his return to tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brodeur, who has been sitting out due to an injured right shoulder, told coach Pete DeBoer he’s ready. As for James Reimer (4-0...

Devils Drop Third in a Row; Lose to Toronto 5-3

Ok...I'm officially sounding the alarm. The Devils really didn't play badly tonight. But what difference does that make if they don't get the W and 2 points? None. And if last season taught us anything, it's that the Devils can't afford to fall too far back too early. And I'm afraid that's exactly what's happening...maybe not as hideously as last season...

Rangers Still Have Offer on the Table for Anton Stralman

Last week I reported here on the blog that the New York Rangers had an offer on the table for unrestricted free agent defenseman Anton Stralman. Stralman, 25, attended New Jersey Devils training camp on a tryout basis in September but was never offered to stay beyond his October 6 tryout expiration date. So with Marc Staal out of the lineup at the time, the Rangers sent in their...

Devils practice: Martin Brodeur taken off injured reserve

Keith Kinkaid returned to AHL Albany

Devils are struggling to score -- again

The likely return of Martin Brodeur is always important, an injury scare to their all-time points leader another good angle, but it’s the Devils’ trademark annual failing that is their nemesis again. They don’t score enough goals. “[Brodeur] can’t score goals for us or run the point...

Brodeur Returns; Zajac Skates

For the first time since injuring his shoulder against the Los Angeles Kings, Martin Brodeur will step back between the pipes to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at “The Rock” tonight. “I’m looking forward to it,’’ Brodeur said after today’s morning skate. “It’s been a long time for me. Even in the season, I’ve only played one (full) game, so I never got any momentum...

Devils goaltender Brodeur ready to return

Martin Brodeur, who suffered a bruised shoulder three weeks ago, could be between the pipes when New Jersey faces the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Devils: Eric Boulton on fourth line; Rod Pelley, Brad Mills extras

Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg only goalies for practice

Devils activate Brodeur from injured reserve list

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Goaltender Martin Brodeur has been taken off injured reserve by the New Jersey Devils after being sidelined more than two weeks with a bruised right shoulder.

Martin Brodeur not sharp, but Devils don't give him much help

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Video: Brodeur to start Wednesday vs. Leafs

After missing six games, Martin Brodeur will start tonight against Toronto. Also, Ville Leino has been moved to center and will face his former team, the Philadelphia Flyers, for the first time. (NBC Sports)

Brodeur could play this week

Brodeur likely to play in one of the next three games. (Getty/NHL Images) Martin Brodeur can't say for sure when he'll be back, but there's no question that he's ma...

Fisher Blinsided, Confused; Is He Right?

By Alexander Monaghan President  Over the weekend, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan had some work to do. At least five separate incidents were reviewed (pretty much everything is reviewed in the ‘Shanaban’ era) but at the end of the day, only two players wound up suspended from the League. Dan Carcillo, a repeat offender, took a two-game ban for a dangerous push-from-behind...
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