It’s easy to look at the once-proud New Jersey Devils and think this is an organization that’s seen better days.
Brodeur had played all of his 1,259 career games for the Devils before his first Blues appearance. There are now only seven goalies in team history that played their entire NHL “careers” for New Jersey.
The New Jersey Devils headed into the Olympic break on a down note, as they were shut out for the seventh time this season, 3-0, against the Capitals on Saturday night in Washington.
Matteau was the Devils’ top pick in 2012 and was on the final roster to start last season. He played in 17 games for New Jersey and had a goal and two assists.
The past few weeks have made it blindingly clear that Devils head coach Pete DeBoer is stuck with a group of players who collectively have the skill, but not the talent required to reach the playoffs.
Friday night marks one of the best events of the NHL offseason. It’s the first chance for teams to start their offseason. Aside from the draft picks, there is a good chance a handful of big trades go down as well.
Always fun when Michigan and Notre Dame square off in anything. This weekend it is on the ice and the Saturday night game will be shown nationally on the CBS Sports Network.