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Bryce Salvador and Andy Greene of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Devils’ ‘No-Name Defense’ Deserves Your Respect

The Devils’ defensemen aren’t exactly household names but are finally getting credit for the job they’ve done to push New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Finals.


Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils is presented with the Prince of Wales Trophy by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Are Back Where They Belong

A new generation of Devils have lived up to the organization’s proud standard by reaching their first Stanley Cup Finals since 2003.


Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders is checked by Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers in the third period at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Michael Del Zotto Taking Large Strides Forward

High-expectations and comparisons to legendary offensive-defensmen are something that Michael Del Zotto’s always dealt with. Now, he’s writing his own legacy as a complete defenseman for the Rangers.