Devils Week 7 Ups and Downs

M. Brodeur – A Win, a loss and a shootout loss. I thought he played decently this week although I thought he made a mistake that allowed Philly to score their 3rd goal on Monday.

R. Pelley – Not averaging a lot of ice time but I think he picked up the slack on faceoffs once Zubrus left the Nashville game.
T. Zajac – 2 assists against Washington and 1 against Nashville.
D. Zubrus – 1 assist against Washington and decent face-off numbers. Devils percentage at winning face-offs took a drastic hit once he left the Nashville game. If he’s injured for a long period of time, this would be a significant injury.
P. Elias – Picked up 3 points during the week, took a few shots. Other than his whining, I thought he had a good week.
Z. Parise – Goals in 6 straight games and this guy always seems to be where the puck is going to be.
A. Peters – Still don’t know what he brings to the table. He gets a shot a game..maybe and spent too much time in Nashville trying to get Tootoo to fight him when it’s obvious to non-hockey fans Tootoo wasn’t going to fight him period.
N. Bergfors – 2 points against Washington and is still aggressively getting to the puck. I would like to see him shoot more though.
D. Clarkson – Had that nice goal against Philly to bring NJ into the game briefly.
M. Halischuk – Got his first goal against the Caps, played just alright in Philly (but so did the entire team) and didnt play against the Preds.
J. Langenbrunner – 1 goal and 2 assists in 3 games will get anyone a green colored name.
B. Rolston – Another week, another big fat 0 on the scoresheet. Averages 3 shots per game. Lets do the math shall we? He gets 5 million a year which is about 60,000 bux a game, 3 shots means we’re paying him 20grand per shot…SCORE WILL YOU??? I’d miss shots for 1/10 of that…
T. Sestito – First point of the season came against Washington, who didn’t get a point in that game..oh wait Rolston.. Logging decent time, the goals will come.
D. McAmmond – Great first game, I like what he brings.

M. Fraser – Luke warm on him but he’s not killing us. Honestly you don’t hear his name alot.
A. Greene – Didn’t get points this week but he jumps up and does his part.  
M. Mottau – He comes up with occasional import shot block, doesn’t take penalties, what’s not to like?
C. Murphy – A goal and an assist vs the Caps, played in Philly then sent to Lowell…OUCH, the least I could do is make his name green for the Caps game.
B. Salvador – Pretty much the same critique as Mottau
C. White – Goal and assist this week (for a while it was 2 goals). Not 100% sure what happened to him on Arnott’s first goal but certainly was f*cking that chicken.
T. Eckford – Liked what he brought in his first game and think he’s a better option that Murphy (even with his goal and assist).

Injured and Scratched
R. Niedermayer, J. Pandolfo, P. Leblond, I. Pikkarainen, P. Martin, J. Oduya

Player of the week – Can’t justify not giving it to Zach Parise.

About Darren

Darren is a long time fan of the New Jersey Devils and had been covering the New Jersey Devils for various websites before starting up Running With The Devils in the fall of 2009.