Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Patrik Elias Also Has a Fan Page

And why not? Patrik Elias has pretty much cemented himself as a big part of the team's success from this decade. He's been a part of 2 Stanley Cup teams. Only John Madden, Jay Pandolfo, Bobby Holik, and Colin White remain on the team with as many rings as Elias (of course, Brodeur has more, but that's not my point). He's been the key player in two famed, ruthlessly efficient, and somewhat short-lived lines: the A-Line with Jason Arnott and Petr Sykora and the EGG Line with Scott Gomez and Brian Gionta. Elias holds the franchise record for most points in a season (96 in 2000-2001), most points in the playoffs (23 in 2000-01), he will take over the franchise lead in assists this season (currently tied with Scott Niedermayer with 364), and he's the second leading scorer in Devils history. Elias has battled bravely to recover from Hepatitis A and came back in 2005-06 with a roaring 38 game season (and an equally roaring playoffs). He was the first European captain of the team, and remains as one of the top offensive threats on the New Jersey Devils.

So why shouldn't I be proud to be a Patrik Elias fan when he's accomplished so much in the past 11 seasons?

OK, so it's a Facebook profile; but I'm told it's going to be regularly updated. I mean, it has that neat badge that you can see on the sidebar to your left. Besides, who else on New Jersey has a profile like that? Other than Martin Brodeur (with an old picture)? His people are going to put an effort into it and it'll show some other sides to Elias that we may have not seen so much of. I mean, right on my first visit we see that Elias has been in bed with the Cup. You won't get that at the official Devils site.

P.S. HockeyDB has been re-designed with a sleek and slick new look and layout. Gone is the plain broad color background, now there's other colors! Now if only they can kill the pop-up ads.

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