"The picks are not going determine that. You’re not going to just do this to get picks. Whatever decision is made is going to be made because you feel that you can do certain things and not hurt yourself. All you have to do is go back to the Marty Brodeur year. Those are decisions that you make and you don’t worry about what people think."Lou Lamoriello tells Tom Gulitti why he wouldn't make a trade just to get a second round pick. In this quote, I've bolded what I think Lou's philosophy is on any kind of draft-day deals - regardless if picks are involved.
Thought the Coyotes had serious interest in Viktor Fasth, the soon-to-be 29-year-old Swedish goaltender who was MVP of the world championship. But it's hard to see them going with a combo of Fasth and Jason LaBarbera. More likely: they ask the Bruins about Tuukka Rask or the Canucks about Cory Schneider. Neither will come cheap.CBC's Elliote Friedman I mainly posted this out of interest- Friedman mentions that Tuukka Rask, who was the Bruins starting goaltender coming into this season could be shopped. Rask is currently Tim Thomas' backup, and unless Thomas gets hurt, Rask will still be his backup. Considering that Marty's had injury problems and the Devils need a backup goalie and a potential goalie for the future. Rask could also give the Devils some time for Wedgewood, Kincaid and Clermont to develop.
So I talked to person at the Devils that I initially set this up with and he loved what we did at the game and they want to do it again, with possibly a lower section(i assume the 100s behind the goals cause some of those sections are completely empty) Just waiting for a phone call back from another person at the Devils now because they will be the ones helping setup whenever the next game is. Update: January 9th, 5 PM EST, vs. Tampa Bay, Section 107, $20 seats.NJ Devils Supporters Section Facebook Status update. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/New-Jersey-Devils-Supporters-Section/141171809266517
Thank you to all in the military who either are currently serving, have served in the past, and the friends and family members of those who've served but can't return.It's Veteran's Day in the U.S. & Remembrance Day in Canada. If you haven't, thank a vet for their service.
"I think the players love when they play only three lines. They know their line is up every third shift and I think if you ask most players I think secretly they prefer they have three lines." -- Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, winning today's prize for 'most reasonable assessment of the Devils' playing short-handed due to injuries and cap issues.'
The NHL says the Devs-Philly NHL Network telecast will be blacked out in NJ area.Tom Gulitti delivers some bad news via his Twitter account. Also, there's no broadcast by MSG or WFAN. I can't sugarcoat it, this sucks. Basically, the only local coverage will come from the Philadelphia side; the Comcast Network on TV and 610 WIP on radio. Thanks to Travis at Broad Street Hockey for that info. Please note that discussion of streams isn't allowed here.
If anyone is going to tell them all I'm still alive, it's got to be you, because you've always done it for me. Here we go again. They're trying to kill me before I'm dead. I come to Quebec to spend some time with my family and they say I'm dead. I'm not dead, far (expletive) from it. They've had me dead since June. Tell them I'm alive. Set them straight.Pat Burns tells Bob McKenzie of TSN that he's decidedly not dead. Please read the whole article by McKenzie - it's one of the best things you can read today.
"We were today advised of the ruling by the Commissioner with respect to the Kovalchuk matter. We disagree with the decision. We acted in good faith and did nothing wrong. We will have no further comment." - Lou Lamoriellohttp://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=537381
I am a kind of person who never looks back. I only look to the future. There is no point feeling sorry for the past. You have to live for today and look forward to what's ahead of you.I will now play for a team that is always a contender for the Stanley Cup.It's something that I always wanted.Ilya Kovalchuk on whether he regrets not taking Atlanta's offer in February. This comes from Dmitry Chesnokov's fantastic exclusive interview with Ilya Kovalchuk at Puck Daddy. The emphasis in this quote was done by me.