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$100 Million Shootout

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by davepoleck

I don’t think it can get any worse for New Jersey……

Holik On the Fly

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by davepoleck

I think it’s absolutely awesome that Bobby Holik is now a member of NHL On the Fly on the NHL Network. Watching him last night for the first time, he made Larry Murphy look like he played in the Stone Age. Everything he said was in relation to the current landscape of the NHL and made perfect sense. I completely forgot that he had an accent after listening to him for about five seconds.

New Jersey Jam Needed

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 22, 2010 by davepoleck

According to people with more knowledge than me, a jar of jam was broken on the Devils’ locker room walls when Lou Lamoriello broke into his team’s room after their Game 4 loss on Tuesday. The team has lacked pretty much everything since acquiring Ilya Kovalchuk. He completely disengages the style that has made the New Jersey Devils so successful over the past decade and a half.

In this series, they have only scored three even strength goals in the first four games! Tonight is no different, missing on two powerplay opportunities in the first period. You would think that with no Gagne or Carter in the Flyers’ lineup, the Devils would be able to overcome their season long woes with Philly….but it’s now 2-0 Philly with over half the game played.

I know Lou has a history of firing coaches at weird times during the season, but I’ll bet he is wishing he could fire Jacques Lemaire mid-game tonight.

(Almost) Great Rush by Kovalchuk

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2010 by davepoleck

Could have had the goal of the playoffs on night 1….

East Playoff Predictions

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2010 by davepoleck

Here are my predictions for the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Continue reading

Kovalchuk So Far…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 11, 2010 by davepoleck

Just a little observation here, but since the Ilya Kovalchuk trade to New Jersey, here are some stats:

Niclas Bergfors: 3 GP; 2 goals, 1 assist, 9 shots, +3

Bryan Little: 3 GP; 2 goals, 1 assist, 9 shots, +2

Ilya Kovalchuk: 4 GP; 0 goals, 2 assists, 23 shots, -2

Not saying this will stay this way, just interesting how the Devils should be 0-4 with Kovalchuk. They are slumping hard, and Pittsburgh is now only one point back of the Atlantic Division.