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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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Tom Gulitti met up with Scott Niedermayer in Los Angeles before the Devils took on the Kings Tuesday. He was drafted in 1991 3rd overall by the Devils. Niedermayer stayed with the Devils until 2005 to sign with the Anaheim Ducks to play with his brother Rob. Niedermayer was a huge part of the reason why the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Niedermayer will have his number 27 retired by the Devils on December 16th against the Dallas Stars. It seems very likely that Niedermayer will be in the Hockey Hall of Fame. He says that if he does make the Hall of Fame he wants to go in as a New Jersey Devil where he spent most of his career. Definitely give this interview a read.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Hockey Hall of Fame, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Read, Scott Niedermayer, SNY, Tom Gulitti
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The New Jersey Devils have announced that they are going to honor the great broadcaster Mike "Doc" Emrick on?February?24th against the Vancouver Canucks.. Doc was the Devils' play by play announcer for the past 18 seasons. He was awarded the Lester Patrick Award in 2004 for his service to the sport of hockey. Doc was elected into the U.S Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011. Now he is play by play announcer for NBC sports.

Tags: Doc, Headlines, headlines, Hockey Hall of Fame, Mike Emrick, New Jersey Devils, SNY, Vancouver Canucks
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