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New Jersey defenseman Mark Fayne, a key cog in the Devils’ run to the Stanley Cup finals, had surgery to repair a ligament in his wrist last week, and will be out up to four months.
The goaltending is good enough. The defense is good enough. The mindset is strong enough. That’s why in a draft that is strong on defensive players, Glen Sather has to look for offensive talent.
Following the Rangers’ highly successful — yet highly disappointing — 2011-12 campaign, the Blueshirts will have their work cut out for them at the start of the 2012-2013 season. It won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.
Now that we’ve officially entered the offseason, it’s time to turn to a few of the top stories that will be dominating hockey headlines throughout the summer.
Zach Parise crossed the Rangers’ off his free agent wishlist by stating there’s “no way” he’d join the Rangers.
With the Los Angeles Kings celebrating their first Stanley Cup win in franchise history Monday night, the Devils were forced to settle for less.
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.
Against the ropes, any mistake may be enough to beat you. The Devils found that out about 10 minutes into Game 6.
A year ago, New Jersey was left to figure out how the club missed the playoffs for the first time since 1996. Now the Devils will have to face the possibility they will have to replace Martin Brodeur and Zach Parise.
The Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.
Momentum is the most nebulous of commodities. The Devils have it right now as they prepare for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the previously impenetrable Los Angeles Kings.
Bryce Salvador has taken his game to new heights, allowing the Devils to continue their Stanley Cup Final fight back against the Kings.
Watching the Devils attempt to become the first team in seven decades to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup final is causing Glenn “Chico” Resch to have flashbacks.
Watching the New Jersey Devils attempt to become the first team in seven decades to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup final is causing Glenn “Chico” Resch to have flashbacks.
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.