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  1. #1
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    Brylinís Devils Career Likely Over

    It appears Sergei Brylin's 13-year New Jersey Devils ' career is all over but the signing in Russia, though sources say ink hasn't met paper yet.

    After passing up his option for another $1.53 million season with the Devils, Brylin is expected to sign a three-year deal with St. Petersburg of the Russian Continental league.

    The last of the Devils' three-Cup skaters, leaving just Martin Brodeur , Brylin remained with New Jersey last season when the Devils picked up their option on him last summer, triggering a dual option, player and team, for this coming season. Neither Brylin nor the Devils exercised their option by June 30, and Brylin became unrestricted. He is believed to have sought a multiyear deal from New Jersey, which may have been willing to offer a second year.

    Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said neither Brylin nor anyone else has informed him that Brylin has signed elsewhere. Another source said Brylin told him that he hasn't yet signed with St. Petersburg. The 34-year-old, the Devils' current Ironman with the second-longest consecutive games streak (328) in team history, is 129-179-308 in 765 games, and 14-19-33 in 104 playoff games.
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    Brylin is a great guy, and a terrific team player...but it was time to let him go.
    He was one of only 5 Devils players to play on all 3 Cup teams, which goes to show you how valuable he has been in the past. He was awesome back in 02 playing on a line with Mogilny and Gomez, I think he scored 23 goals that year. Anyways, hard to see him go but it was the right move on both parts.

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    I liked brylin during the line changes...he really pursued the puck and kept it in their end...he could force turnovers and did play with heart, but it is time to let him go...he was kind of a dick at the skate with the devils night too...all of the devils were signing autographs on the ice with the fans (except brodeur because he was geting mobbed) and brylin had nobody around him and was refusing to sign for kids...he was like, "No, I'm not supposed to sign down here." to me, I was like, get a grip...you should be glad kids are asking you to sign anything...Madden was signing everything for everybody...he took time and talked to all the fans...really a classy guy...the rest of the devils were good with the fans and real classy guys...elias and gomez were both injured and didn't go onto the ice, but still, both walked up to the dasher boards and were signing and taking pictures over the boards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Mike View Post
    I liked brylin during the line changes...he really pursued the puck and kept it in their end...he could force turnovers and did play with heart, but it is time to let him go...he was kind of a dick at the skate with the devils night too...all of the devils were signing autographs on the ice with the fans (except brodeur because he was geting mobbed) and brylin had nobody around him and was refusing to sign for kids...he was like, "No, I'm not supposed to sign down here." to me, I was like, get a grip...you should be glad kids are asking you to sign anything...Madden was signing everything for everybody...he took time and talked to all the fans...really a classy guy...the rest of the devils were good with the fans and real classy guys...elias and gomez were both injured and didn't go onto the ice, but still, both walked up to the dasher boards and were signing and taking pictures over the boards
    I totally agree about Madden. I met him a few years ago at the Draft Day party and he couldn't have been nicer. Signed a stick and a jersey for me. While I can't speak of any personal experience with Brylin, I can certainly say that I couldn't care less that he is gone. Yes, he played hard and did his job in a very underrated sort of way, but it got to the point where he did so little for this team, that filling a roster spot with him was pointless. Thanks, Sergei for some good years, but its time to move on.

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