Here are some notes I took from this game:
Pavel Zacha – 6-3, 215 - C - On the first line with John Quenneville and Marian Studenic. Quick accurate passes and he was off and running. Wrist shot was crisp on the power play. Creating with passes on the power play. On
Having voted on more than a few NHL Awards ballots here is my early list. My criteria has no analytics, preseason doesn’t count, they have a clean slate. Pavel Zacha didn’t play enough to care last season. The list has nothing to do with who is the better long-term player.
Our new Devils writer, Chris Wassel paints a great word picture about a well respected player in New Jersey and around hockey circles.
There is a growing sense that Patrik Elias may very well retire. Whether it happens or not is still pure conjecture. What is not speculative is the impact