Found January 18, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
New_jersey_devils_1c3a
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 Gulitti of The Record. “Like Pete (DeBoer) said, there’s a lot of leadership in this group and it’s tough to put letters on every jersey. Even the guys who don’t have a letter, they have to do their job and that’s what they were doing all year last year. The core of the captains they’re staying the same and Bryce he is a great leader and it’s well deserved that C and I’m sure he’ll be a great captain.” “I think they did the right thing,” right wing David Clarkson said. “He’s one of those guys who leads. He leads by he way he plays. He was actually my roommate for a while too, so I learned a lot from h
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Devils name Bryce Salvador captain

Defenseman Bryce Salvador has been named the captain of the New Jersey Devils. Coach Pete DeBoer announced the appointment after practice on Thursday, adding that Patrik Elias and Ilya Kovalchuk will remain the alternate captains. Salvador replaces Zach Parise, who signed with Minnesota as a free agent after last season. Salvador, who signed a three-year, $9.5 million pact in...

Bryce Salvador Best Choice for New Jersey Devils’ Captaincy

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...

Parise, Suter start the next 13 years off right

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild went shopping on the Fourth of July last summer and shocked the NHL by signing the top two free agents, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, to matching 13-year, 98 million contracts. The excitement generated by the signings, which engulfed a state yearning for a winner after four straight years without a playoff appearance, was eventually tempered by the...

Todd Cordell: Devils' Stars Shine In 2-1 Win Over The Islanders

No Zach Parise, no problem. The New Jersey Devils opened up a new era without their former captain in fine fashion as they topped the New York Islanders 2-1. Here are some notes on the Devils 2-1 win as well as some prospect updates. - Given the circumstances, things went about as well as they could have for the Devils. That was a big win for them to open the season as not...

Wild Friday: Counting minutes until Saturday

FRIDAY'S STORY LINES: Excitement. Anticipation. Those were words used frequently in the Wild locker room Friday afternoon. After a 119-day lockout, Wild players are eager to get on the ice for their highly anticipated season opener Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche.The offseason acquisitions of top free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise have made the opener an even bigger...

Parise, Suter have Wild poised to make noise

Before the NHL lockout began, the story of the summer around the league was Minnesota's surprise signing of top free agents Zach Parise (puh-REE'-see) and Ryan Suter (SOO'-ter). The Wild haven't made the playoffs in four years. But now that the season has been saved, they're eager to see what their new stars can do for a team that started strong in 2011-12 but...

Stars blanked in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Zach Parise scored his first goal with the Wild and Josh Harding stopped all 24 shots he faced in his first start since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and Minnesota beat the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Sunday. Parise notched his third point with the Wild a night after getting two assists in Minnesota's season-opening win against Colorado. Parise'...

Wild 1, Stars 0

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise's first goal in a Wild uniform made the difference, as the Wild improved to 2-0 for the season, shutting out the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Sunday. Dallas got 31 saves from rookie goalie Cristopher Nilstorp in his NHL debut, but could not muster any offense in the Stars' first road game of the season. Parise, the NHL's most talked-about free...

The Wild stars are nice, but…

The Minnesota Wild signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in one of the greatest free agency coups that the state of Minnesota has ever seen. A couple of stars in their sport had chosen, together, to come to Minnesota. There was an immediate enthusiasm, and discussion about how far the duo could take the team. I have bad news for you, though. Parise and Suter are not going to take the...

Wild's Granlund makes impact in NHL debut

ST. PAUL, Minn. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter weren't the only players making their Minnesota Wild debuts Saturday night. Mikael Granlund, the Finnish sensation who is one of the top prospects in hockey, played his first-ever NHL game and scored his first goal. Granlund, Minnesota's first-round pick in the 2009 draft, is in his first pro season in North America and he had...

2013 Season Game 2 Preview: Dallas Stars @ Minnesota Wild

Dallas Stars (1-0-0, 2pts) @ Minnesota Wild (1-0-0, 2 pts) 7:00 PM CT Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Delving) Into the Wild: Minnesota made the biggest splash in free agency last summer (and was probably a huge reason why the lockout had to happen) with their gigantic signings of Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. Parise paid off immediately last night as...

Newcomers dazzle for Wild in win over Avalanche

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's fan base waited six months, through a long summer, and a long lockout, to see their newest players in action. On Saturday, they needed to wait another 20 minutes or so to see them truly perform. After a slow-starting first period, Dany Heatley scored a pair of power play goals -- both of them set up by Zach Parise -- as Minnesota'...

NHL Preview: The Northwest Division

1. The Minnesota Wild via www.hockeyfanland.com Although this division has been dominated by the Canucks in the past, I’m picking the Wild to win because of their offseason acquisitions of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.  Adding two superstars to play with the likes of Dany Heatly and Mikko Koivu, the Wild have scoring prowess.  I know this is the popular pick and all of that...

Avalanche-Wild Preview

Now that the 113-day NHL lockout is over, the Minnesota Wild can finally showcase their two biggest offseason acquisitions. Whether Zach Parise and Ryan Suter can help the Wild match the preseason Stanley Cup hype - or just lead the club to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons - remains to be seen. The two All-Stars will make their Wild debuts in Saturday night's...
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.