Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey Devils

05
Aug
09

Shanahan’s In For One More Year

Brendan Shanahan

NHL.com is reporting that the New Jersey Devils have re-signed 22-year veteran Brendan Shanahan, to a one year deal. The 40-year old Shanahan will spend his 23rd season with the team who drafted him way back in 1987. After spending seasons in St. Louis, Hartford, Detroit, and New York it’s probably safe to say “Shanni” is looking to make one more go at it this year, and call it a career. As a fixture in Detroit, where he won 3 cups, Shanahan has pretty much locked in his Hall of Fame ballot, and will most likely retire with the Devils, after this season.  It’s good to see Shanahan back for another season, and New Jersey can use his veteran leadership. They’ll need it after losing forwards Brian Gionta (Montreal) and John Madden (Chicago) during free agency of this year. There is an expected official announcement coming later today.

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28
Apr
09

Links From Around The League

Alright, another busy day in the office so I’m going to post some links from around the league. It’s easy, and lets be honest, other people probably have a lot more interesting stuff. Getting right to it, I really  hope you were able to watch the Chicago Blackhawks eliminate the Calgary Flames last night. Unreal game and an even better outcome. Also, as evidenced by the video above, the Sharks made a first round exit thanks to the play of Anaheim. Also another great game with some huge fights. So, without further delay:

  • There are more videos of the guy breaking down after the San Jose loss here, here, and here. The original link came to me from Commissionerdangle, who has also informed me not to laugh because that’s the condition he will be in if the Bruins are knocked out. Anyway, I know these videos are kind of long, but absolute gems, here is fan dedication:
15
Apr
09

It’s Playoff time!

 

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I know this is the logo from 1994, but its the year the NY Rainjuzz took home the hardware!

 

So I need to start this post by apologizing for my lack of chatter the past two weeks…work, moving into a new place, and a men’s league championship inthe 2009 Hooter’s Cup have kept me away from the blog-o-sphere.  But I’m back, and just in time for the playoffs.  A lot has happened the past two weeks, but that’s all old news; so I’ve decided to talk playoffs for a bit.  My NY Rangers clinched a spot in the 2009 Lord Stanley Cup playoffs, however out of any team from the East, they drew the team I think they will have the toughest time beating.  Washington has a 30-goal defenseman, while the Bueshirts leading goal scorer (besides Nik Antropovwith 28, who was acquired at the trade deadline) is Markus Naslund with 24.  The Rangers have played their best hockey this season in tight scoring games, and that why I would have prefered to open up the playoffs on the road in Boston.  The Rangers know they can play a tight scoring game with the Bruins, as they did all season with some success, however what happens when Ovechkin & Co. break out for a three-goal lead?  My guess is the Rangers crumble, but I have seen crazier things.  New York lacks top line scoring, and their power play has been god awful (if this were football, I would decline every penalty), two very important aspects come playoff time.  Who is going to score that big goal when you need it?  Ryan Callahan???  I love the kid (and hope is a Blueshirt for some years to come), but I don’t think you can count on him to put the puck in the back of the net when elimination is on the line.  Playoffs are an entirely different bread of hockey, and I have some doubts with my Blueshirts.  Can they win?  Absolutely!  Jose Theodore could be the blessing the Rangers need, as he has played mediocre all season, and doesn’t appear to be the same goalie he once was (Although he has won playoff series’ with Montreal and Colorado).   The Rangers have struggled on the road as of late, so not having home-ice could also come back to haunt them, but at the same time, they are playing some of the best hockey of the year, and when you have Sean Avery trying to get under the skin of each and every young gun on the Capitals, anything can happen.  Unfortunately, I will be missing game one (I know, I know…it’s one of the hardest things to have to do), but my playoff beard has started.

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07
Apr
09

captain clutch comes through.

Chris Drury doesn’t score a lot of goals (20 this season) but he does score a lot of CLUTCH goals and that is exactly what the Rangers captain did tonight. The Rangers defeated the defenseless Montreal Canadiens 3-1 and Drury notched two very important goals for the Blueshirts. The win, coupled with a Panthers 2-1 loss means the Rangers have inched closer to a playoff berth. Continue reading ‘captain clutch comes through.’

31
Mar
09

New York Rangers seem to be back on track

The New York Rangers played one of their best games of the season last night and it could not have happened at a better time. Going into the game the Rangers were just two points ahead of the Florida Panthers and in desperate need of a win and in desperate need to play more consistent hockey.  The Blueshirts came out strong in the first period, but did their best work in the second scoring three goals and getting the best of, Martin Brodeur. This win puts the Rangers in great shape in terms of a play-off berth, but they must keep playing great hockey to finish the regular season.

The Rangers will travel to Carolina Thursday to play the well rested  Hurricanes who have not played since Saturday.

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26
Mar
09

A-very Warm Welcome From the Big Apple

"Hey Fatso, I'm Baaaaacck"

"Hey Fatso, I'm Baaaaacck"

 

I’m sick of reading articles and blog posts about how Sean Avery is an idiot, how he has not changed, and how he will surely wear out his welcome in New York, “like he has everywhere else.”  Listen, we all know Avery can be a punk and he does some stupid stuff at times, but lets not get carried away here; after all, he is slowly becoming a new face of the NHL.

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20
Mar
09

This is What Hockey is All About!

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Welcome Loge fans. Since we haven’t mentioned anything about Martin Brodeur reaching an NHL milestone I figured it’d be nice to mention his name along with the New Jersey Devils for all of their greatness over the past decade.  Hats off to Marty for reaching such an incredible milestone, but this story goes deeper than just the individual.  We seem to have a theme going on here at the Loge that has portrayed hockey and hockey players as “classy,” rightfully so.  New Jersey Devils and Boston College’s own Brian Gionta explains to us what it’s really like to be part of a team and not an individual. 

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