Maple Leaf defensemen and their effect on save percentage

The other day I looked at the effect that Mike Weaver and Bryce Salvador had on their teams save percentage (if you haven’t read it, definitely go give it a read) when they were on the ice versus when they weren’t on the ice. Today I am going to take a look at the Maple Leaf defensemen [...] The post Maple Leaf defensemen and their effect on save percentage appeared first on...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Weaver’s impact on save% (and Bryce Salvador’s too)

The other day I commented on twitter that I would be happy if the Leafs signed defenseman Mike Weaver because I think he is a defensive defenseman that I think the Leafs could really use. I have thought of Mike Weaver as a premier defensive defenseman for quite some time now. I always seem to [...] The post Mike Weaver’s impact on save% (and Bryce Salvador’s too) appeared first...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils Offseason Review

It has been two years since the New Jersey Devils lost in six games in the Stanley Cup Finals to the Los Angeles Kings.  New Jersey failed to qualify for the post-season in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns.  The Devils lost their two best players in that same time frame, Zach Parise signed with the Minnesota Wild via free-agency and Ilya Kovalchuk decided to retire to move to...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Salvador and looking beyond corsi

The rumour is out there that Sunny Mehta has been hired as Director of Hockey Analytics of the New Jersey Devils (if true, a big congrats to Sunny). This sparked some twitter discussion about the Devils and analytics and Devils defensemen including Bryce Salvador. @hockeyanalysis @ToddCordell I don’t know a ton about him apart from [...] The post Bryce Salvador and looking beyond...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What Lies Ahead Next Year?

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has some tough decisions in front of him.  There are 5 unrestricted free agents from last years team that need Lou's undivided attention.  What you have to look at though are what is staying in order to process what must go. Players that are signed through 2014-2015 Forwards Adam Henrique, Travis Zajac, Patrik Elias, Tuomo Ruutu, Ryan...
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins vs Devils: closing time

Its the last game of the season for the Boston Bruins. It would be a really sad day, but everything is alright, because the Bruins are in the playoffs. The Bruins may be resting some of their top players today while the Devils are looking to end the season on a high note.When 38 year old Bryce Salvador is your team Captain, you probably did something wrong along the way. The Devils...
Via BruinsLife
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils' Bryce Salvador considers bruised collarbone "Lucky"

It takes a bit of bad luck to take a puck off of your collarbone, so New Jersey Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador has to be wondering what karmic entity he managed to defy.Actually he doesn't have to look very far, as Columbus Blue Jackets' defenseman Jack Johnson appears to be his otherworldly nemesis - a Johnson one-timer breaking Salvador's foot in late October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils captain Salvador (collarbone) out vs. Islanders today

The New Jersey Devils will have to take on the New York Islanders without their captain this afternoon. The Devils will be without defenseman Bryce Salvador as he’s dealing with a bruised collarbone injury suffered on Thursday after being struck by a Jack Johnson slap shot. As Devils coach Peter DeBoer shares with Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, there’s a good reason to not push...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What Will The Devils Do As The Trade Deadline Approaches?

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger, At the stroke of midnight Sunday night, the NHL will lift its Olympic break roster freeze, opening a 10-day window that lasts until the March 5 trade deadline. For the Devils, it will provide a strong indication about where the franchise is heading. Will goalie Martin Brodeur ask for a trade, or be asked to waive his no-trade clause? Will...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils needs to make a run to reach playoffs

With the Olympic break nearly behind them and 23 games left in the regular season, the New Jersey Devils know it is time to start winning, or else. Heading into the homestretch, the Devils have 61 points and are tied with Carolina for 12th place in the Eastern Conference. They are three points behind eighth-place Detroit and the postseason cutoff with six weeks left in the regular...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps' Grabovski anxious to hit the ice (among other things) after the break

Mikhail Grabovski is certainly no stranger to speaking his mind, nor is he shy about settling scores, the sometimes abrasive Belarusian's way with words highlighted with many colorful metaphors and his physical aggression both on and off the ice label the six year veteran centerman a bit of an it should come as no surprise to anyone that Grabovski wanted...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 42 – Penguins @ Devils

Devils 2  Penguins 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Niskanen (4) from Crosby, Kunitz Goal Assessment First Goal Against (Henrique) In the defensive zone, Matt Niskanen intercepts a pass thrown behind the net by Bryce Salvador. Niskanen gets pressured by Ryane Clowe and Michael Ryder and throws the puck up the boards. The puck goes right back to Salvador, who sends it...
Via The PensNation
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Inconsistency Continues To Hurt The New Jersey Devils

And so, the roller coaster ride continues. New Jersey Devils fans have been put through the ringer for most of this season, and although the situation seems to be panning out, one can only wonder where the team will be come April. In between shuffling starting goaltenders and trying to boost goal production, head coach Pete DeBoer’s team has struggled to achieve one key trait of...
Via The Farm Club
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues' well-stocked blue line is built for success

ST. LOUIS -- I can recall each and every general manager of the St. Louis Blues -- from Lynn Patrick to Scotty Bowman to Sid Abel to Larry Pleau to the current GM, Doug Armstrong -- saying the same thing: "No team ever has enough good defensemen." And each year, an injury would pop up -- Barret Jackman or Glen Featherstone or Matt Walker or Bryce Salvador or Christian...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues' well-stocked blue line is built for success

ST. LOUIS -- I can recall each and every general manager of the St. Louis Blues -- from Lynn Patrick to Scotty Bowman to Sid Abel to Larry Pleau to the current GM, Doug Armstrong -- saying the same thing: "No team ever has enough good defensemen." And each year, an injury would pop up -- Barret Jackman or Glen Featherstone or Matt Walker or Bryce Salvador or Christian...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils captain Bryce Salvador placed on IR

Per Tom Gulitti on twitter, Bryce Salvador had an MRI on his foot Monday which revealed a stress fracture that landed him on injured reserved. The 37 year old Salvador has not been in the line up since Oct. 23 due to a death in his family. He was however put back on the active roster on Monday, but he was not at practice. The injury may now be more serious than first thought, this...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils’ Salvador thinks he’ll return “relatively quickly”; Schneider expected back by weekend

Devils captain Bryce Salvador seemed to be in good spirits when he stopped by the locker room today despite being on injured reserve now with a non-displaced stress fracture in his foot. Because it’s a non-displaced fracture, Salvador does not need a cast and is still able to walk on his foot. He was placed on injured reserve retroactive to his last game – last Tuesday’s 4...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils' captain Bryce Salvador has fractured foot, placed on IR

An MRI taken on Devils captain Bryce Salvador's foot showed as non-displaced fracture and the defenseman was placed on the seven-day injured reserve list retroactive to Oct. 22, general manager Lou Lamorello said Monday. "When he came back from his personal situation (a death in his family) his foot was still sore and we took an MRI and it showed a non-displaced stress...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils: Deuces Wild

The New Jersey Devils didn't have to do much in effort to clear a roster spot for Eric Gelinas. Just a day after being sent down to Albany, Gelinas has been recalled and will play Tuesday when the Devils host the Eastern Conference leading Tampa Bay Lightning. In order to make room for Gelinas, Devils captain Bryce Salvador was placed on injured reserve as he's out...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks-Devils Preview

There will be far less fanfare surrounding Cory Schneider's second start against his former Vancouver Canucks teammates than the first just over two weeks ago, leaving him to focus solely on helping the New Jersey Devils bust out of their slump. New Jersey will be without captain Bryce Salvador, though, when it hosts Vancouver on Thursday night. The Canucks traded Schneider...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cory Schneider will make third straight start in goal Thursday vs. Canucks

Devils coach Pete De Boer said Cory Schneider will make his third consecutive start in goal Thursday night when the team hosts the Vancouver Canucks at Prudential Center. He said the team will not have captain Bryce Salvador who returned to Lethbridge Alberta because of a death in his family. DeBoer said no decision has been made as to whether AHL recall Eric Gelinas will play...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils Continue To Struggle

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, It’s seven games into the 2013-14 season and they Devils have yet to win a game. Tonight, early struggles by goaltender Martin Brodeur and a three-goal deficit proved too much for the Devils to overcome in a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators that dropped their record to 0-4-3. They completed their five-game Canadian road trip with...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Voracek Injured in Preseason Game Against the Devils

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek left Tuesday’s preseason contest with the New Jersey Devils with what has been diagnosed as an “upper body injury”. Now, upper body injury is a pretty broad description of an injury, but the center of the injury seems to be his back. Voracek was hooked by the Devils’ Bryce Salvador, a penalty that resulted in a penalty shot. After...
Via Fightin For Philly
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

In Need Of A Captain

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, With so many captains jumping ship (some were given a push) in the last 365 days, the scales of guidance have been rocked more dramatically than any other period in recent memory. While some teams (Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia) load up on players who have earned their ‘C’ legs, an incredible eight others drift aimlessly – captain-less for the...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils re-sign D Zidlicky

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky. The Devils confirmed the signing of Zidlicky on Wednesday without releasing details of his new contract. The signing will allow the Devils to keep their top defensive pair together. Zidlicky usually plays with captain Bryce Salvador. Acquired from Minnesota in February 2012, Zidlicky helped the Devils reach the Stanley...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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