Stock Up / Stock Down - Week of Jan 6th - 12th
This week the Devils played 4 games in the Friday to Thursday stretch, winning 3 of those 4 games. They looked decent against Florida and Pitt which was followed by an awful game in Calgary and then a game that needed the extra frame to get the win.
Marty Brodeur – Didn’t play against the Panthers because of his play against Boston on the 4th, did ok against the Penguins and then got an early hook against the Flames. His game is so inconsistent, you just don’t know who you are getting when he shows up to the rink. Said it before, I’ll say it again… please retire. We love what you’ve done for this organization but now, it’s getting ugly.
Zach Parise – I’m still on board with signing Zach long term this summer. He had 7 points in 4 games, one of which was the game winner in Edmonton. He’s one of two guys I feel that we’ve been able to count on this season. He also averages a little over 20 mins per game so that means he is out there A LOT!!
Patrik Elias – He’s the other guy I feel that I can count on, have so for years. He had 6 points this week including a huge game last Friday, which happened to be his 1000th for the Devils. Quick, name the two guys ahead of him on the list of most games for NJ….
While they didn’t make my list this week, a special congrats has to go out to Adam Larsson and Adam Henrique (The Adams!!) for making the NHL's All-Star Rookies and will travel to Ottawa to represent the Devils when the All Star festivities get under way on Thursday, Jan. 26.