New York's Morning Links

Though the preseason is tantalizingly close, we’re not quite there yet. In the meantime, tide yourself over with some morning reading.



  • For Devils’ fans, this is one of those questions you really hope you don’t have to ask: Who’s the better shooter, Ilya Kovalchuk, or Jody Shelley? GM Lou Lamoriello has about $100M reasons why it’s the former, but the results of this study on Gabe Desjardins’ Behind the Net blog are pretty encouraging too. Turns out Kovalchuk is one of the best shooters in the game.

  • Zach Parise delivered season tickets to one die-hard Devils fan.

  • Tom Gulitti checks in with Lamoriello on bringing Marcus Nilson into camp, the possible salary-cap-circumvention punishment from the NHL and the potential for a second Kovy press conference. The latter of which, is not happening.

  • In Lou We Trust helps you to get to know new acquisition Henrik Tallinder.