Former New Jersey Devils captain, Andy Greene, is still alive with his new team.
The New Jersey Devils loved the time that Andy Greene spent with them. Early in his tenure, the team had a lot of success on the ice. Later in his tenure, the team wasn’t very good but he served as captain on a young developing team. It was very up and down here along the way. The Devils gave him a chance to pursue another chance at the Stanley Cup when they traded him to the New York Islanders around the 2020 trade deadline.
Well, his Islanders now find themselves in the Eastern Conference Finals. They were are at the brink of elimination as they trailed the series 3-1 going into game five. Well, Jordan Eberle was able to score in double overtime to give the Islanders the game-five win and force game-six. It was a crazy/long game but the Islanders prevailed. Andy Greene and his team stayed alive.
It is a shame that Greene didn’t really have many opportunities like this with the Devils. He was a big part of the 2012 team that won the East and made it to the Stanley Cup Final but that is really the last time he got to make a deep run in the playoffs before this year. Even though the Islanders are somewhat of a rival, it is pretty cool that he gets to play in these games and have one last chance at the Cup.
On the other side of the coin is Blake Coleman. It feels right that the two most-liked players on the Devils over the past half-decade or so are meeting in the conference Finals. Coleman is still young and has a long career to go but there is no doubt that it would be cool to see him lift the Cup as well. Either way, it has been a fun series to watch and we get at least one more game of it on Thursday night.