March 31, 2012; Raleigh, NC, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) is congratulated by teammates after the Devils victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 5-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-US PRESSWIRE

8-29 Early Evening Links


End of the work day is nearly here!  This should help you get through the rest of your afternoon.  A couple of Devils tidbits and some other inklings from around the league.  Enjoy!

Ilya Kovalchuk is going to play hockey this year for some team.  Whether it is the New Jersey Devils or not, remains to be seen.  Slava Malamud of Sport-Express reported yesterday that the Russian winger will play for in the KHL if there is a lockout in the National Hockey League.  You can find the report from Todd Cordell of HERE.

Also from Cordell, he recently wrote a piece about what Devils skaters could actually benefit from a lockout, by getting some quality playing time at Albany of the American Hockey League.  Find out who he thinks can still learn and grow by playing in the AHL this season by clicking HERE.

A former Devil forward is on his way to Russia to play in CSKA.  Patrick Davis was drafted by New Jersey in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Draft.  He saw time with the Devils during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, totaling nine games and one goal.  Over the last two seasons, Davis played in the AHL and over in Germany.  CLICK HERE for more details.

For the first time ever, video game EA NHL 13 will be using recognizable female athletes in their game.  The two playable characters are Canada’s Hayley Wickenheiser and USA’s Angela Ruggiero.  More HERE from The Record.

Cool piece from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Dave Molinari chats with a couple of Pittsburgh Penguins who experienced the 1994-95 NHL lockout, including Dave Hannan and Kevin Stevens.

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