Indeed, the Devils general manager has been through this before — losing a marquee player to free agency — and his team has survived.
Unrestricted free agent Bryce Salvador has signed a three-year, 9.5 million dollar contract to remain with the New Jersey Devils.
After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.
Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but if this year’s Stanley Cup proves to be his last, the future Hall of Famer who wears number 30 will have played in 30 Final games, going 17 and 13.
Just two wins shy of his 4th Stanley Cup, Martin Brodeur has clearly stated he would like to return next year.
Against the ropes, any mistake may be enough to beat you. The Devils found that out about 10 minutes into Game 6.
Bryce Salvador has taken his game to new heights, allowing the Devils to continue their Stanley Cup Final fight back against the Kings.
With losses in their first three games, the Devils had all but faded away and the Los Angeles Kings had seemingly guaranteed their first Stanley Cup championship. But that’s no longer the case.
The Devils have gone from the brink of being swept in four games to seizing the momentum due to their self-belief and even-keeled approach.
The underdog Devils showed the fight needed to avoid a Stanley Cup sweep and unexpectedly brought the series back to Prudential Center for Game 5.
It’s not about opening the show. It’s about closing it the right way.
Colorful play-by-play voice Doc Emrick said it best Wednesday night: “The goaltenders have been sparkling.”
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.
The Devils have been the overlooked team throughout these playoffs. Sure, they’ll push the Kings to the limit, but Los Angeles has shown the ability to win on the road.
Here’s a look at how the series breaks down. After all, the Devils are in the details.