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The comments by Martin Brodeur to?Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger are absolutely baffling.

For one, the timing is really bad. It?s November. The team hasn?t even played 20 games yet. The Devils aren?t exactly dead in the water. There?s no need to even comment at all.

Then, not only does he answer it, he gives the newspaper a book worth of quotes. Simple answer to the question: ??Marty, would you be open to considering a trade to a contender?? ??I?m not even thinking about that right now. I?m focused on helping this team.? He did essentially say that among his sea of quotes, but that should have been his ONLY response.

Tags: Analysis, Debate, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Trade
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When New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador returns to the team, someone will have to head back to the minors. ?There are several different options to choose from for GM Lou Lamoriello, which makes the decision a difficult one. ?Dave and Jeff debate who should be the odd man out that's?sent to Albany.

Dave Turner:?

This is a tough decision, but the play of Eric Gelinas has put the Devils in a tough situation. If Gelinas wasn't playing as well as he is, the decision would be quite simple: send him back down to Albany. In the preseason he was good, and now in three games, he's already showing signs of the big-time expectations that this club has for him.

Tags: Analysis, Debate, Discuss, Eric Gelinas, JACOB JOSEFSON, MARK FAYNE, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Stephen Gionta
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Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" has come and gone, that much is sure. Whether you're someone who loved the old goal song or not, the Devils made it clear that they are looking for a new song and listening to fans, when they sent out an email asking fans to vote for a new song on Tuesday.

There are plenty of ideas for goal songs, but there are two types of songs that we've seen people suggesting. Either it's a song with a chorus that can be chanted along with, or a song that rocks out enough that hey, why not just go crazy when the Devils light the lamp.

Tags: Debate, Discuss, goal song, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes, Off Topic
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By Dave Turner and Jeff O'Connor

With the season upon us, it's time to see how the Devils stack up with the rest of the Metropolitan Division. With plenty of talent across the board, the Metro division should be one of the most competitive in the league.

Dave's Picks:?

Tags: Analysis, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Debate, Hockey, metropolitan division, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, pittsburgh pengiuins, Playoffs, Power Rankings, predictions, Washington Capitals
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The last time the Devils were in the midst of a lengthy losing streak, Pat Pickens and I got together and debated whether the Devils were in real trouble. Pat was a little more optimistic than me, although we both saw a chance for redemption. Then Ilya Kovalchuk got hurt and the Devils went off the rails. With eight games left, Pat and I faced a simple questions: Will the Devils make the playoffs? What follows is a quick answer to that question followed by a debate over why it happened, how to fix it and whether Pete DeBoer should be part of the solution or on the chopping block.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Adam Larsson, BRYCE SALVADOR, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, DAVID CLARKSON, Debate, Devils, Devs, Ilya Kovalchuk, JACOB JOSEFSON, Lou Lamoriello, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Pete DeBoer, Stefan Matteau, TRAVIS ZAJAC, Zach Parise
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With the Devils in a serious tailspin, SNYDevils contributor Pat Pickens emailed me this morning with a simple question: Do you think the Devils are in trouble? He doesn't think they are, but I disagree. What follows is an actual email exchange between Pat and I discussing the state of the Devils, how they can fix it and whether they should blow up the system and go for a Stanley Cup this season.

Tags: Corey Perry, DAVID CLARKSON, Debate, Devils, Devs, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, Johan Hedbger, Lou Lamoriello, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Pete DeBoer, Point-Counterpoint, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryane Clowe
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Below is the second half of our debate over whether Patrik Elias is worth of induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. If you missed the first part by guest blogger Mike McCabe, go here. Also, this was supposed to run Tuesday, but Martin Brodeur got in the way of that. Apologies for the delay and as always, sound off in the comments with your thoughts...

Patrik Elias is not a Hall of Famer. I'm sorry, but he's not. He is a Devils icon and he deserves to have his jersey retired. If the Devils ever decide to install a team Hall of Fame at the Prudential Center, Elias should be one of the inaugural members. But Elias is not a Hall of Famer.

Admittedly, this is a bit of a staunch view and I openly admit that when it comes to Halls of Fame, I have strict standards that I believe should be followed. In fact, if, for some reason currently beyond my grasp, someone grants me the right to vote someone into a Hall of Fame, be it local, national or international, I will likely be one of those ridiculed for being a hardass. But that doesn't change the fact that Elias is not a Hall of Famer.

Tags: Debate, Devils, Devs, Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Editorial Aside
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The MSM last week began circulating buzz on the question of whether Patrik Elias was a Hall of Famer. Although Elias says he wants to continue playing after this season, possibly for another another two to four years, it seemed like an appropriate time to begin the debate. So I asked a friend of mine, a lifelong Devils fan named Mike McCabe, whether he thought Elias was worthy of the Hall. He said yes, I said no and the following piece was born. Below is a guest piece from Mike and my response will be posted tomorrow. Enjoy and weigh in with comments below!

There are many reasons Patrik Elias should be in the NHL Hall of Fame. Then again, there are many reasons he should not be there.

He shouldn?t be in for his impressive offensive numbers. His 366 goals, 550 assists and 916 points are all bests in Devils? franchise history. His 74 game-winning goals are a franchise best, too. Playoffs? Oh yeah, goals (45), assists (80), points (125)? best, best, best. But that?s not why he should be in.

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