Found November 28, 2011 on
After almost two calender years as a Devil, I am coming to the conclusion that Ilya Kovalchuk on the Devils is not the Ilya Kovalchuk we saw for years on the Thrashers, and I'm questioning if that will ever change. I know Kovalchuk has been playing right wing for most of this season and he still hasn't found real chemistry with any of the Devils centers, but I think his struggles dig deeper than t...
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Patience is a virtue.
The New Jersey Devils have made patience a new trend in 2011, as many of their star players have struggled to find consistency despite a 12-9-1 record.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise have combined for only 10 goals through 22 games, and the team has relied on the leadership of Patrik Elias and rookie Adam Henrique to carry the goal-scoring thus far. Parise...
The Devils went 2-2 in four games played from the previous Sunday until today. That's not bad by any means, but there's room for improvement; of course. Here are some thoughts and observations on the Devils as well as thoughts/notes on the latest rumors
- Adam Henrique is the real deal and those who read my work daily will know that I said that from the start. He'...
Based on everything I've heard up until this point, the sense I'm getting is that Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello will make a move for a defenseman if they're in the playoff hunt when the trade deadline roles around. I'm hearing when the time comes, if necessary, the Devils would like a reliable veteran defenseman who can still play. Tim Gleason...
Also, other news and notes from around the league
It’s pushing two years now, two months shy, and the Devils have yet to figure out how to best use Ilya Kovalchuk, how to fit his superb talent into the team scheme that is the heart of their philosophy and past success.
The Devils are off on another road...
There is no question in anyone’s mind that the start to the Devils 2011/2012 season has been much more enjoyable than the start they got under head coach John MacLean last season. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t problems or things to worry about.
First, let’s look at some of the good things about this team. The one thing to take away from the first quarter is that...
Winger gave puck away on winning goal and took untimely penalty
Says captain is playing well
Finally a 3 - 2 win in a game that was almost lost in the third period like all the others.
Grabner finally scored on a breakaway stripping the great Ilya Kovalchuk of the puck. This is good for @Grabs40 since he hasnât been able to hit the broadside of a barn for many games.
Future Hall of Famer Marty Brodeur kept the score from being a 6-2 game by making spectacular...
Eric Boulton and Tim Sestito with club
His offensive game altered, Elias has relished move to center from wing
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension….
Isles 3, Devils 2
Michael Grabner's shorthanded goal with 14 minutes left in the game gave the Islanders a 3-2 lead and provided the final margin, as the Islanders earned a split of the home-and-home series with the New Jersey Devils b...