Devils might be on the move

Jaromir Jagr might be bound for Broadway, if the Rangers and Capitals can iron out some key details.

Updated: January 23, 2004, 2:35 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Amidst the anticipation of the New York Rangers unnecessarily adding yet another high-priced, declining forward older than 30, the two other teams in the New York City area have some interesting plotlines of their own this weekend.

Peter Laviolette
Peter Laviolette would love to beat his former team.
But as usual, the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, two teams with less tradition but more Stanley Cups than the Broadway Blueshirts in the past 25 years, were overshadowed by the Rangers' pursuit of Washington Capitals right winger Jaromir Jagr.

On Friday night the Islanders (22-20-4-1) travel to Carolina to face former head coach Peter Laviolette for the first time since he was fired after last season. Laviolette, who took over the Hurricanes from the fired Paul Maurice in December, was dumped after something akin to a players' coup despite leading the Isles to their only two playoff berths in the past nine seasons.