ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - St. Louis Native Cam Janssen, of the New Jersey Devils, visited KPLR Sunday Sports Extra and sat down to discuss the New Jersey’s Devil s run in the play-offs and about being back in Saint Louis.
This year was an exciting hockey season with all of the overtime games and two low seeded teams battling it out for the Stanley Cup. All the excitement and anticipation of which team would win made it interesting to watch and great for the sport. Janssen expressed his feelings about the exciting play off season, “Every single game was so strung out and close. It was awesome but extremely stressful”.
Although the season did not result in winning the Stanley Cup Final for Janssen and the New Jersey Devils, he talked about what he would have wished the outcome of the season would have been. “This is what I wanted to happen. I wanted us and The Blues, Stanley Cup Finals, game 7 and us winning quadruple overtime and I get the game winner,” he stated.
The LA Kings, the team that knocked The Blues out of the play-offs, faced Janssen’s New Jersey Devils in the finals. Janssen witnessed the Kings dominance first hand and he used three words to describe their style of play: strong, big and physical. The NJ Devils were the only team to beat the Kings on the road but the Kings were still too much to overcome and lost to them in Game 6 of the finals. Janssen spoke briefly about losing to the Kings. “Don’t get me wrong that last night was a tough one to swallow, but it was good to see that for hockey, LA to win the Cup for hockey was good,” he said.
With the shorter summer, Janssen will take advantage of not being off during April and May and will be one step ahead when training begins. He is looking forward to taking a little time off before getting back to the grind and plans on relaxing with his fiancé and taking his boat to the Ozarks.