The Devils opened their 2011 Training Camp and there are certainly some things that are worth paying attention to.
Martin Broduer – Is this his final training camp? Brodeur is entering the last season of his contract and doesn’t know whether he will continue playing after it expires. It’s not something the future Hall of Famer is going to think about or talk about right now because there is a long season ahead of him.
Jacob Josefson – With the injury to Travis Zajac, Jacob Josefson is getting a shot at playing center along side Ilya Kovalchuk. Zajac’s absence has created a sizeable hole for the Devils because he did so many things.
Jaques Lemaire – Jacques Lemaire is back in his role as a special assignment coach with the Devils and watched the first full day of training camp practices Saturday from the stands while DeBoer ran the drills on the ice. Give DeBoer credit as he doesn’t appear to be letting Lemaire’s presence bother him.
David Clarkson – Played for DeBoer in the past and had a great relationship with him. It will be interesting to see if DeBoer can get out of Clarkson what we’ve all been waiting for from him for years.
Camp is just starting and we’ll be covering developments as they happen.